Humanists of North Alabama News! 2015-07-15
Humanists of North Alabama News! 2015-07-15
It’s been an exciting month – lots to talk about!
- Sunday, July 19: 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Monthly meeting at Crestwood Women’s Center. Enjoy tea, coffee and light snacks. Potential Topics: What role should the confederate battle flag play in our society? Next steps for full equality for our LGBTQ friends – employment discrimination still allowed in about 29 states. What issue/topic do you want to discuss?
- Monday, July 27, 6:00-7:30pm: Philosophy Café. Open discussion on philosophical topics continues on the fourth Monday of each month in the upstairs room of “A Cup of Everything” at 103 Northside Square. An assortment of sandwiches, snacks and beverages are available for purchase (and to lubricate discussion).
- Sunday, July 26: 2:00- 4:00 pm: Book Discussion Group, meeting on the 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm. at the Crestwood Women’s Center (behind Starbucks on Airport road). We will conclude the discussion of “The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom,” by Michael Shermer. June Norton will lead the discussion. New discussion participants always welcomed! Please join us
- Sunday, August 23, 2:00-4:00 pm: The Humanists Book Discussion group will discuss, “The Bonobo and the Atheist: In Search of Humanism Among the Primates,” by Frans De Waal. Rose Deverzley will lead the discussion.
Our events can be found
- on our MeetUp group:
- on our FaceBook page:
- on our web page:
Other community events:
MAAF Redstone (Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers) affiliate group
- MAAF Redstone is for active duty military, veterans, spouses and supportive civilians. Join the conversation on Meetup at http://www.meetup.com/MAAF-Redstone-Meetup/ or join the closed group on MAAF Redstone Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/305467142954231/
Not Your Mama’s Craft Circle
- Not Your Mama’s Craft Circle is hosted by the Free2Be LGBTQ Resource Center at 2004 Poole St on the First and Third Thursday of each month from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Attendees share snacks, work on their projects, and chat. Open to all who support LGBTQ Equality.
NAFA: North Alabama Freethought Association
(see their MeetUp page at http://www.meetup.com/thenafa/ for changes and cancellations)
- 3rd Friday of each month at 7:00 PM – NAFA dinner at Casa Blanca at Main Street South Center (7500 Memorial Pkwy SW # 115A, Huntsville, AL phone: (256) 213-9979)
- Every Saturday at 10:00 am to noon – Coffee at Angel’s Island Coffee, 7538 Memorial Pkwy SW, Huntsville, AL
- Every Sunday at 10:00 am to noon – Coffee at Bruegger’s Bagel Bakery, 347 Hughes Rd, Madison, AL
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Suggestions for events, meeting venues, topics are always welcome!
Humanists of North Alabama is an official Chapter of the American Humanist Association. Membership in the AHA is strongly encouraged!
Book Discussion Group begins 4th Sun. in January, 2-4pm
From Rose E. Deverzly:
The Humanist’s of North Alabama is starting a new book discussion group in January. We will meet on the 4th Sunday of each month from 2:00-4:00 pm. We will be meeting at the Crestwood Women’s Center (behind Starbucks on Airport road). The book selection for January 25th: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, by Michelle Alexander The Huntsville Library system appears to have two or three copies available. The book selection for February 22nd: A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power, by Jimmy Carter The Huntsville Library system appears to have two copies available. I chose the first two books to get the group started and we can group select subsequent selections. I would like to keep the focus on current issues. However, we can also choose relevant fiction books along with other humanist and secular books. I’m looking forward to trying to see if we can get this group populated and going! I’m also sharing this with the North Alabama Freethought Association. I will post some suggested guidelines for conducting the discussions in another post. Just so that everyone has an opportunity to express their thoughts and opinions, and be listened to respectfully. And, to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to participate!
posted by Travis Hardin
Ask-an-Atheist newspaper article in Huntsville Times
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2015 Humanist Conference May 7-10, Denver
Children raised secular are moral. Not news to us.
Secular invocations program