Volunteer

On the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 12:30 to 3:30 we volunteer at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.  This is an opportunity for us to help those in need.  The San Francisco-Marin Food Bank delivers 46 MILLION pounds of food a year to 450 partner nonprofits.  Each DAY 105,000 meals will be distributed! 

In addition to helping, this outing allows us a chance to "do good" in the company of other Humanists and get to know each other better.  And, when someone asks what group we are with, it gives us an opportunity to educate people on Humanism and invite humanists looking for an organization like Bay Area Humanists to our events.

A Muni bus stops in front of the food bank.

Michele Grise' is the organizer of this event.

To learn more about Bay Area Humanists, check out our website or Facebook page.

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  • michelle

    Well, I bit! I love conversations, discussions and learning. After viewing a recent DVD I realize, though I thought I was a secular Humanist, I am definitely a freethinker. All these labels and corresponding interpretations make it sometimes hard to know. Hope to meet you in person one of these days.

    June 16, 2014

    • Ming L.

      Free thinker to me is someone who is very open minded & is willing to see evidence & reason even if it goes against common wisdom (belief). No space to explain but here is one observation... Most atheists are believers too & very few atheist understand this except for Sarah Strand who is an atheist & neuro scientist (fascinating work by the way). Perhaps Michael Shermer understood this too based on this incredible book - the Believing Brain. All leading edge discoveries in the latest science mags & journals. Here is a free one from MIT. Google MIT tech review and subscribe for free. Hope this exchange is read by others... for a better world when we can understand humanity & minimize unnecessary suffering.

      June 17, 2014

    • Ming L.

      Today's MIT tech review on neuroscience http://www.technology...­

      June 17, 2014

  • Ming L.

    freethinkers...
    are free thinkers also truth seekers? not believed or manufactured truth but truth based on unbiased observation or big data? (big data because it is the highest available accuracy before interpretation)

    sorry for the intrusion but just can't help noticing an unusually high percentage of free thinkers in a group of 9. Totally disregard if no interest.

    June 16, 2014

    • michelle

      Hi Ming. I don't know if I am coming in on the end of a previous discussion. Are you speaking of the profile of the 9 who have signed up? This Meetup encompasses various groups--agnostics, atheists, humanists, skeptics and freethinkers--according to how one might identify their non-theist beliefs, I think.

      1 · June 16, 2014

    • Ming L.

      Hi Michele, yes this group but now there are only 5 as of this writing. I am familiar & enjoy many meetups with BAAAHFS & understand the humanist movement. I am a free thinker & atheist with deep interest in what makes a person religious or atheist & am most similarly aligned with the thinking of Dr Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine & the philosophy of Dr Sarah Strand of CSU Sacramento. I sent a teaser to see if it catches interest. Am looking for truly open minded person free of all bias baggage to exchange thoughts on humanity.

      1 · June 16, 2014

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Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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