What we're about


HSGP is a warm and welcoming community of people with open minds and lots of questions. While we have a lot of diverse opinions and interests, we are accepting and tolerant of differing ideas and positions. While non-belief in the supernatural brought many of us together, our belief in the essential goodness of humanity and dedication to open discussion keeps us together and helps us grow. We have only one life and we strive to make it a good one for ourselves and for others. We are home to people with a wide range of beliefs and positions such as: humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, and nones. That covers a lot of ground!

In addition to our Facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/HumanistSociety/), we offer a variety of activities to support our Humanist goals and we are always looking for more ways to socialize, learn, and help others. We have a community center near downtown Mesa! Be sure to check us out at our Game nights, Sunday Speaker meetings, or other events.

To learn more, go to our website at www.HSGP.org (http://www.hsgp.org/). There you will find more information about HSGP and our scheduled events. If you are not a member, please consider becoming a paid member (http://hsgp.org/Become-A-Member?frm=join). Your support keeps the building open and the activities running. If you’re not ready to commit to a membership, please join us at one of our free and open to the public events where we hope you will find like-minded individuals. Thank you and we look forward to meeting you!

About Humanism (from the American Humanist Association)
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.

Alex Zygmunt

President, HSGP

Visit our website at http://www.hsgp.org

See our Code of Conduct Policy Here. (https://hsgp.org/learn/code-of-conduct?fbclid=IwAR2W_jbocFqHlgkXGLJrwg3VasjM6PaEvXcX-ydfZNnv-sfrVms_nyNJqvY)

Upcoming events (4+)

Sherry's Events: Saturday Coffee Social

Panera Bread

Join us for Fun, Food and Friends because it's always better together.
As you enter go to the left--we're all the way in the back. Look for the Meetup sign.
we will be joined by three other meetups. This place only allows dogs on the patio we will be inside

Not an official HSGP event. This is one of Sherry's fun get-togethers with folks from other groups as well. Enjoy!

Children's Program During Sunday Speaker Meeting

Humanist Community Center

**The children's room has been remodeled! The above photo is the old children's room. Come and see how great it is now!**

HSGP parents are hosting a children's program to coincide with the speaker meeting. Children ages 2-12 will be supervised by a paid child minder plus parent volunteers, as needed. Youth ages 13-18 are invited to meet in the library to discuss deep philosophical stuff. (The age ranges are a loose suggestion: youth can play with Legos or Board Games if they want to.)

A parent or guardian must remain onsite during the meeting. Please chip in to defray the child minder expense. A donation of $5 per child is requested. Parents are also invited to participate in curriculum development.

When you RSVP for this meeting please add a comment to indicate the ages of the children you are bringing.

Link to the associated Sunday Speaker event: Click Here

Sunday Speaker: Will Humble, Arizona Public Health in 2022: Good, Bad & Ugly

Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix

Sunday Speaker: Will Humble, Arizona Public Health in 2022: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Public health policy & operations were in a 2022 whirlwind. We started off with the Omicron surge amid disappointing COVID-19 vaccination rates, no statewide interventions and executive orders preempting local jurisdictions from doing anything – leading to a surge in hospitalizations (albeit with far fewer deaths than in January 2021).

Spring brought shocking revelations while summer was a whipsaw. Fall brought us an early influenza season, a historic RSV epidemic, and a predictable late fall COVID wave. As we closed out 2022, we learned Arizona has had the highest overall per-capita death rate from COVID-19 (no surprise given the policy decisions made by Doug Ducey, Cara Christ and Don Herrington). However, we closed out 2022 with optimism that the leadership decisions and operational integrity of state government and ADHS will improve when Dr. Theresa Cullen takes the reins of the ADHS in February 2023.

Will Humble will present a 10-point summary of the good, the bad, and the ugly for public health in 2022.

Will Humble is the Executive Director for the Arizona Public Health Association. His 35 years in public health included more than two decades at the Arizona Department of Health Services, where he served in various capacities including as the Agency Director from 2009 to 2015. After leaving the ADHS in March of 2015, he served as a health policy director at the University of Arizona from 2015 to 2017. He became Executive Director of the Arizona Public Health Association in 2017 and continues his academic affiliation as Adjunct Faculty with The University of Arizona’s Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

He received a Master’s in Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley in 1991 and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from The University of Arizona in 2015 for his career commitment to engaging partnerships between academic and executive public health. He previously received a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Northern Arizona University (1982), and a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Arizona State University (1985).

Will is a big believer in using evidence-based health policy as a means to improve health outcomes and in leading and managing with emotional intelligence.

Doors open at 9:00 am for optional buffet breakfast ($5 donation) and socializing. Presentation begins at 10:00 am.

If you can help with set-up, clean-up, and/or by bringing a breakfast casserole, please go to SignUpGenius HERE.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting. Go to a separate Meetup to RSVP for your kids HERE.

Prefer to join us remotely?

  1. Zoom Link: HERE
  2. YOUTUBE: You can watch live (15 second delay), or you can watch later. LINK HERE

Need help? Email [masked] before the day of this meeting.
The Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix presents its Sunday Speaker meetings twice a month on Sunday mornings. Meetings are free and open to the public.

**Go to our YouTube channel to see past meetings, presentations and and interviews. Please become a subscriber--it's free! LINK HERE

**We invite you to become a dues-paying member of HSGP. To become a member or make a donation, go to www.hsgp.org

Thank you!

COVID-19 safety measures
Event will be indoors
The board has voted to resume all in person meetings at the Humanist Community Center, effective immediately, based on Covid Act Now recommendations, with the following requirements.

-Consider vulnerable populations
-Masking welcome where desired and appropriate
-Vaccinate as recommended
-Stay home if you are not feeling well
-Personal opinions and choices respected

The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.

SMART Recovery Support Group - Mondays

Humanist Community Center

Are you or somebody you know suffering from an addiction to a substance or behavior? Are you looking for a secular support group for those addictions?

We all know about other 12-step groups and the lack of a scientific basis for support, but what about programs for the non-believer? Introducing, SMART recovery!

There are meetings every Monday and Tuesday. This event is free and open to the public.

Our Purpose
To support individuals who are struggling with addictive behaviors (substances or activities), as well as the concerned significant others of people who struggle with addictions. Our program is evidence based, and helps participants build and maintain motivation, cope with urges, manage thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and live a balanced life. Our facilitator is also trained in assisting family members. We focus on learning how to help without "enabling", how to set boundaries, and discussing self-care activities.

Our Approach

  • Teaches self-empowerment and self-reliance.
  • Encourages individuals to recover and live satisfying lives.
  • Teaches tools and techniques for self-directed change.
  • Meetings are educational and include open discussions.
  • Advocates the appropriate use of prescribed medications and psychological treatments.
  • Evolves as scientific knowledge of addiction recovery evolves. If you wish to attend but prefer to RSVP confidentially, send a Meetup Message to one of our hosts. Need to know more? Check out their videos: SMART Recovery

See you there!

• Important to know
You may RSVP on this page, as usual, or you may choose to send a private message to the facilitator, Sadie Jane. To do so click on their picture below. Note that it is unnecessary to RSVP.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, you can contact the facilitator (Sadie Jane) on their cell phone at[masked] or email them at mesasmartrecovery@gmail.com.


Past events (3,875)

Service Saturdays with Project Humanities

1206 W Madison St