Our April Monthly Gathering features a special guest speaker: The Freedom From Religion Foundation's "Freethinker of the Year" for 2008, Kay Staley.
In 2003, Kay Staley filed (and won) a lawsuit against Harris County,
contesting the Bible Monument which was on display at the Harris County Courthouse in downtown Houston. She also later filed a lawsuit against the Houston City Council for the practice of holding prayers at City Council meetings.
For her efforts in fighting for the Constitutional separation of church and state, Kay was awarded with the Freethinker of the Year award by the Freedom From Religion Foundation in 2008.
Also in attendance and speaking will be Randall Kallinen, Kay Staley's attorney who represented her in the lawsuits.
For more on Kay Staley:
Please note that this month's gathering will be held in the "Annex" room of the Bayland Community Center. This is a separate building which is attached to the community center, and is located just outside our regular room. If you have any problems finding the room or venue, you can call or text me on the day of the event at[masked]-0376.
Our City-Wide Monthly Gathering is the cornerstone of all HOH activities, where people from the entire Houston and surrounding areas are invited to come. We generally start with announcements and a brief presentation of a humanist topic, followed by guest speaker and Q&A/discussion.
Please remember the needy: As part of an ongoing program, we encourage everyone to remember to buy extra canned goods when doing their shopping and set them aside, then bring these cans in with them to the Gathering for donation to the End Hunger network - thanks! Contact: Roxie Deaton [masked], [masked]