Hudson Valley Humanists (HVH) is a group that gets together a few times a month for topic meetings, socials and other gatherings. Hudson Valley Humanists is a group of non-religious people of all ages who embrace a secular life stance in our community. Hudson Valley Humanists hold meetings about educational and social activities that are supportive of secular values and scientific literacy. We support separation of state and church and promote collaboration with all groups that foster Equality of Human Rights.
Most members do not reply on meetup - they just arrive at meetings (except for Book Club - use contact info to get location)
December 15, 7:00 PM at the New Paltz Community Center
Our annual HumanLight potluck dinner
Enjoy a potluck dinner and celebration of humanist ideals and values: Reason, Compassion, Hope, Humanity.
Bring some food to share. Socialize. Join in some songs to represent the HumanLight ideals.
The NP Community Center is at 3 Veterans Drive, off Rte 32 in New Pal
Deeply researched and eminently readable, Empire of Cotton by Sven Beckertt gives new insight into the relentless expansion of global capitalism. With graceful prose and a clear and compelling argument, Beckert not only charts the expansion of cotton capitalism . . . he addresses the conditions of enslaved workers in the fields and wage workers in the factories. An astonishing achievement.
It's a big book; we'll read half in Dec and finish in January