Special Event: WORLD HUMANIST DAY DINNER

From: Daniel S.
Sent on: Tuesday, June 12, 2007 8:47 AM
WORLD HUMANIST DAY
HOH Dinner Celebration!

Thursday, June 21st
7:00pm
Blake's BBQ
2916 Jeannetta Rd
Houston, TX 77063

SPACE LIMITED SO PLEASE RSVP
(Note: if you RSVP using the meetup function, there is no need to do so by emailing or calling, as we might double-count you, but either way is essential - thanks)

This will be a simple dinner on separate checks for those who wish to attend. We'll likely have a short reading or two followed by food and fellowship so please join us!

History & Background
The holiday developed during the 1980s as several chapters of the American Humanist Association (AHA) began to celebrate it. At the time, the date on which it was celebrated varied from chapter to chapter, with selections such as the founding date of the IHEU, or other significant dates. From the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the AHA and IHEU passed resolutions declaring World Humanist Day to be on June 21st, on or around the summer solstice. The manner in which World Humanist Day is celebrated varies considerably among local Humanist groups, reflecting the individuality and non-dogmatism of Humanism as a whole. Whilst the event might be a simple gathering, such as a dinner or picnic, with ample time for both socializing and reflection, the method of celebration is down to the individual Humanists. Some groups actually develop intricate social rituals, music, and proceedings which highlight the metaphoric symbolism of the solstice and the light (knowledge) which brings us out of darkness (ignorance).

Learn more here:
http://humanism.meetup.com/177/calendar/5882448/

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