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FYI, this is not an HSGP sponsored event but may be of interest to Humanists. Until further notice, all of these meditation sessions will be using Zoom. Zoom is a web-based conferencing tool and is especially suited for just this type of situation. You may want to download Zoom prior to the meditation session and you can do so here: https://zoom.us/download (call-in by phone is also available. See instructions below). Check with me by message if you need help with Zoom. I am keeping this format until the medical community gives us the all-clear. Topic: Humanist Meditation Group - Meeting Online Time: Saturday, TBD, 10:00 AM - Noon Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9699877633 Meeting ID:[masked] One tap mobile [masked],,[masked]# US (San Jose) [masked],,[masked]# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location [masked] US (San Jose) [masked] US (Tacoma) [masked] US (Houston) [masked] US (New York) [masked] US (Germantown) [masked] US (Chicago) Meeting ID:[masked] Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbXV0eCxIk
Our book for September is 'The House on Mango Street', by Sandra Cisneros. The suggested question is: what does "normal" mean? Saturday, September 19, 4:00 pm Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkdeCoqT0tH9caLZK3_O5-9OxHeG92GSbZ Tania Gerard is a Reproductive Justice activist, with experience in Mexico, Spain, and now Arizona. She has a Masters degree in Intersectional Gender Studies, specializing in public policies. She is a member of Handmaids' Resistance Phoenix, Equality Arizona, and HSGP.
This discussion group will be on Google Meet. The link will be posted here 15 minutes prior to the start of the event. Many people today are experiencing either a change in their religious beliefs or have left religion altogether. This often results in a loss of close relationships. Know that you are not alone. This meet-up is designed to provide a welcoming place for each person to share feelings, thoughts, and stories, or to simply listen to others. This is not meant to be a support, counseling, or therapy group. We are meeting and talking to others who have gone through similar experiences, which can be healing or comforting. You’ll meet former believers who are now atheists, agnostics or not sure what they are. The topic for September’s meeting is “So, you’ve left religion. Now what?”. Many of us as we leave religion have to look for new social connections and new perspectives on life. Come tell us about your journey. Limit 12 people We meet 90 minutes once a month at the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix (Google Meet for now). Humanism is a secular philosophy that encourages critical thinking and ethics. Let’s enjoy some great conversation and get to know some awesome people. Join us. Your host, Elizabeth Sowell
We are making a start towards becoming anti-racists and invite you to join us in a 5-part workshop. Welcome! We are being led by the bestselling book, 'So You Want to Talk About Race', by Ijeoma Oluo. Please obtain and read the book, keeping up with the chapters to be covered in upcoming sessions. Please see Workshop Agreements below. There will be five weekly sessions on Tuesday evenings, beginning September 8th and ending October 6th @ 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Host and Co-Facilitator: Jennifer White – Artist, Communications Director HSGP Co-Facilitator: Ramona Ferrara - Co-Founder White People for Black Lives-Phoenix Zoom Production: Elena Quintana, Chicago Color Commentator, Zoom Helper SESSION 3: SEPTEMBER 22 - Guest Facilitator Athena Roberts - Online Entrepreneur, Vice President HSGP a. Chapter seven: How can I talk about affirmative action? b. Chapter eight: What is the school-to-prison pipeline? c. Chapter nine: Why can't I say the N-word? Workshop Agreements: All who are serious about doing this work are invited and welcome. For people of color, this will be a safe space, with no responsibility to speak or to answer questions, unless they wish to. Rules for white people: #1 – For the 5 weeks of this workshop, do not ask people of color to help you with this work. Do the research yourself. #2 - If you find yourself disagreeing, getting defensive, angry or confused, take the following steps: • Take a breath • Write it down • Research it later #3 - Discussions are not to be centered on whiteness. We are being led by black people and other people of color. #4 – If you need a break, feel free to leave the discussion. Come back when you are ready. We won’t be offended. #5 - If you haven't read the assigned chapters, you are welcome to listen, but please do not speak up about the unread chapters. Catch up for next week. #6 - Racist/offensive/hurtful language will result in being expelled from the workshop. Zoom Link: https://adler.zoom.us/j/93006662388 Photo from Pixabay.