What we're about

Austin Humanist Community provides a caring, safe, and intellectually stimulating environment for humanists. By holding regular meetings, planning social activities, and organizing outreach and volunteer opportunities, we empower our members to grow as individuals, connect with other like-minded, secular people, and enrich the lives of those in need, both inside and outside our community.

Every Sunday at 11 am, we meet to enjoy live music, hear presentations by members and outside speakers, and make new friends. Our talks are grounded in reason and celebrate the human experience; our actions stem from the notion that meaning comes from making a difference. And please join us for lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant!

Beyond the Sunday Gathering, our community engages in other activities including local volunteerism, potlucks, game nights, and cultural outings. For more information, please visit us online at http://www.austinhumanist.org/ .

Upcoming events (5)

Racial Injustice: How We Got Here and What We Can Do About It

Secular humanist and Houston physician Wil Jeudy shares his take on the current racial protests and the movements to reform policing in this country as a mixed-race man who grew up in various parts of Texas. The roots in systemic racism are many, and Dr. Jeudy will help us unpack some of that so we can move forward together. Music by Sharon Bousquet. ****TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Go to this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84288714667 Remember that we hold all Zoom attendees to our member Code of Conduct which you can read here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QoDWTZBY6WiapPMh1gGA_zA42TcNgxy26cFYMSEzofw/edit?usp=sharing _______________ ~ Weekly attendance is approximately 20 people ~ To learn more about AHC, go to https://austinhumanist.org/. Please join our "Austin Humanist Community" Facebook group, like our Facebook page, and visit us on Twitter (@AustinHumanists)! Ready to sign up as a member? Fill out this simple form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgLwo1U-UoaXFQau5YmLznAG8uDhC7s7I1iS4Zhyp8ws03_A/viewform

Camus’s Affirmative Existentialism and The Plague

Online event

Kathleen Higgins, esteemed author and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, will consider the affirmative existentialist themes in Camus’s novel, 'The Plague,' and tie them to our situation in the current pandemic. Although it is often thought to be gloomy, even nihilistic, existentialism has an affirmative agenda as the work of Albert Camus demonstrates and is aimed at addressing practical concerns in our lives. ****TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Go to this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84288714667 Remember that we hold all Zoom attendees to our member Code of Conduct which you can read here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QoDWTZBY6WiapPMh1gGA_zA42TcNgxy26cFYMSEzofw/edit?usp=sharing _______________ ~ Weekly attendance is approximately 20 people ~ To learn more about AHC, go to https://austinhumanist.org/. Please join our "Austin Humanist Community" Facebook group, like our Facebook page, and visit us on Twitter (@AustinHumanists)! Ready to sign up as a member? Fill out this simple form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgLwo1U-UoaXFQau5YmLznAG8uDhC7s7I1iS4Zhyp8ws03_A/viewform

SafeSpace: Emotional Support Group Hosted by Austin Humanist Community

We are all struggling with these uncertain times. Please join us for Austin Humanist Community's SafeSpace, our emotional support group which meets over Zoom. You don't have to be an AHC member but we suggest those curious about our group join our closed Facebook group to get to know us a bit. AHC is a compassionate, secular community; SafeSpace meets every other Monday evening. Before you arrive, be sure to review the SafeSpace rules at the link below. To obtain the Zoom link, please request it by emailing us at [masked] or join and visit our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/austinhumanistcommunity The rules for SafeSpace are here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UUFeKUpoxuPHK6d_8w3or3DN6vzhv034UGL2ArbkkuI/edit?usp=sharing

Sunday Gathering via Zoom!

Online event

Hello, AHC members and those who are curious about our community. Even though we can't be together in the same space, we can still stay connected. During our Zoom gatherings, attendees can join in on important discussions, hear from great speakers, and even listen to "live" music! ****TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION: Go to this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84288714667 Remember that we hold all Zoom attendees to our member Code of Conduct which you can read here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QoDWTZBY6WiapPMh1gGA_zA42TcNgxy26cFYMSEzofw/edit?usp=sharing _______________ ~ Weekly attendance is approximately 20 people ~ To learn more about AHC, go to https://austinhumanist.org/. Please join our "Austin Humanist Community" Facebook group, like our Facebook page, and visit us on Twitter (@AustinHumanists)! Ready to sign up as a member? Fill out this simple form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfgLwo1U-UoaXFQau5YmLznAG8uDhC7s7I1iS4Zhyp8ws03_A/viewform

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