Hey, I told you guys about Coco's room last year when options were
being discussed! I've been using that spot for my networking meetings
for a couple of years. Treat them well! Buy food, drink and tip
generously and all will go well.
From: Jason Frye <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Thu, Sep 3, 2009 3:38 pm
Subject: [humanism-184] HASD update: Some Great upcoming events!
Including THE GOD VIRUS & "The Crucible"
Hello Humanists and Friends, just a quick note from the Humanist
We have some new developments in our schedule and some big news! We
apologize for the recent radio silence, we have been in the midst of an
1. After searching for a great webdesigner, we have found one, and
sdhumanist.org will receive its long overdue overhawl. Look that within
the next few weeks. It is going to be interactive, and be the best
damned Free Thought site in San Diego!
2. We now have an Executive Director and Volunteer Coordinator. Please
Welcome Jennifer Brauer and Andrew Clement to their new posts.
Jennifer has posted her first meeting, a nice and easy ADA accessible
walk this Saturday (9/5/09) at 11 am in Balboa Park (6th & Upas).
3. The Prometheus players have a new production that we know that you
will love4. We have a terrific speaker coming in from Kansas5. We have
enjoyed our Athletic events and would love for you to participate: the
current interest is snorkeling every Sunday at La Jolla Cove at noon.
6. We are having a bit of an organizational turnover as we expand to
pave the way for our new project. It is the biggest, most ambitious,
Free Thought Community Project in years- and we will reveal the details
as we launch it at our December annual membership meeting.
7. We are working with the American Humanist Association to promote a
new Survey developed by Jennifer Brauer, come Saturday night to find
out more about it!8. There has been some requests for a book club, and
a return of Secular Sunday School. If you are interested, please let us
9. We will be launching the groundwork for an upcoming Regional
Conference for March 2010.10. There are some upcoming meetings with
national secular organizations coming to town and we will keep you
Coffee & Conversation will be moving to Saturdays (Coco's 2644 El Cajon
It's the same Coffee & Conversation that you know and love; but in a
new location! We have been wanting to move back to Saturday nights
since our unexpected switch at Liberatalia. We still like Libertalia,
but we like Saturday Nights. Join us this Saturday (9/5/09) 7 p.m.
@Coco's. The other night several of us were having dinner there and
discovered their back room. Unfortunately they are free every Saturday
but the third one monthly (the same weekend as our monthly meeting);
that night we will be enjoying the upscale atmosphere of the San Diego
Wine and Culinary Society. It's hip, reasonably priced
THE GOD VIRUS: How Religion infects our lives and Culture
Saturday September 19th, 2nd Floor San Diego Central Library 12 p.m.
Darrel Ray, Ed.D. will be speaking on his new book:
THE GOD VIRUS: How Religion Infects our Lives and Culture
Darrel Ray, Ed.D. is an organizational psychologist and student of
religion for over forty years. Raised in a fundamentalist home, he
knows religion from the inside out. He has a BA in sociology, an MA in
religion and an Ed.D. in counseling psychology. He left religion in
his thirties, but continued to ask the question, "How does religion
work on the mind and behavior of those it infects?" Because no other
authors seemed to be answering this question, he wrote The God Virus as
a practical and theoretical guide to those who want to understand
religions and specifically how to eliminate them from our lives.
In March of this year, he started a new organization, Recovering
from Religion (RR). Taking the notion of religious infection seriously,
he recognized that people need a support system to help them deal with
the consequences and aftermath of leaving religion. RR is a self help
movement in support of those trying to deal with the emotional and
social impact leaving has on their lives. Starting with one group in
March, there are now 13 groups in 10 cities across the US. Visit them
on the web at www.recoveringreligionists.com
Darrel is father of two and grandfather of two grandsons. His
hobbies include, traveling, writing, flower gardening and mountain
climbing. He has climbed 38 of the Colorado 14ers.
What others have said:
Darrel gives an engaging, highly informative, fun, and at
points hilarious, presentation. You will be left wishing that
there had been more time to explore with him all aspects of
this dead-on perspective of religion and its effects on all of
us. (You, too, are a vector!) Come prepared for what should be
a very lively Q & A. This is a book and lecture you DON'T want
Host, "NYC Atheists Live! (On Tape)"
JASON FRYE: HUMANISM THROUGH HUMANITARIAN ACTION
Sunday, September 20th: 6 p.m. Joyce Beers
Jason has returned from his Midwest Humanist Conference and Lecture
Tour. Join us as Jason presents the lecture that he gave in Nebraska
and Kansas City on the importance of Humanism in our World today and
ways in which we can better society.
ARTHUR MILLER'S "THE CRUCIBLE"
SUNDAY evening, OCTOBER 18th JOYCE BEERS CENTER
In honor of Free Thought Day, we will be performing yet another
We will be holding auditions soon.... stay tuned!
until next time here are some videos that you might enjoy:
See you this weekendfor our full calendar check out
Chairman, American Humanist Association Chapter Assembly Board
(619) [address removed]
Humanist Association of San Diego
P.O. Box 3653
San Diego, CA 92163
Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone
on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Jason Frye ([address removed]) from
Humanism San Diego: Humanist Association of San Diego Meetup.
To learn more about Jason Frye, visit his/her member profile
To unsubscribe or to update your mailing list settings, click here
Meetup Support: [address removed]
632 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 USA