July 25, 2020
Hello everyone. It has been quite a while since I communicated with the group.
I hope all are doing as well as can be expected during the pandemic. I was sure our nation and state would follow the science and we could enjoy some safe meetings eventually, but I was so wrong!
First – some sad local news. Roland Norton, one of our chapter’s early advocates, died this week at home of natural causes. Due to current circumstances, the family is having a private cremation with no public services at this time. Sympathy cards can be sent to June at their home address.
National news: The American Humanist Association is having their 79th annual conference virtually this year. From their email newsletter to members:
“Please join us Saturday, August 8, from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. for “Distant but Together: A Virtual Celebration of Humanism,” as we hear from 2020 Humanist of the Year Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), and a full roster of impressive speakers. Registration is free! To secure your spot today, go to conference.americanhumanist.org.”
If you would like to participate in conversation with other local Humanists, join the Humanists of North Alabama discussion group. This is a closed FaceBook group to talk about anything of interest to Humanism in Alabama. Recent topics included recommendations on books, podcasts, and YouTube videos.
Let us know if you’d like an invite. https://www.facebook.com/groups/876732872431530/
We are still looking for leadership for the organization. In the meantime, Travis and I are maintaining the web page, facebook pages, and Meetup.
If someone wants to host a Zoom discussion, we can announce it in these social media outlets. Free zoom meetings are limited to 40 minutes.
How to find us on social media:
· on our Meetup group:
· on our FaceBook page:
· on our web page:
If you received this email from a friend and want to be added to the distribution list, send an email to us at our new organization email list: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humanists of North Alabama is an official Chapter of the American Humanist Association. Membership in the AHA is strongly encouraged!
Please stay safe!
Louise Kanouse (I am now going by my birth name).