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Welcome to HAT's (Humanist Association of Toronto's) Official Meetup Page! Let's get together and support the advancement of scientific, academic, medical and human rights efforts! Humanism is a worldview which says that reason and science are the best ways to understand the world around us, and that dignity and compassion should be the basis for our actions. Visit us at our WEBSITE (http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/)| FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/humanisttoronto/)

HAT is an Affiliate of Humanist Canada who sponsors this meetup group. HC has grown over the past four decades to become Canada’s national voice of Humanism. We are also an associate member organization of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. Contact us for more information, become a member, or Affiliate your local organization with us. Visit Humanist Canada at WEBSITE (http://www.humanistcanada.ca)| FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/secularhumanismcanada/)

Upcoming events (4+)

Speaker Series @ The Forum- "Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds" Humanist Toronto

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The Humanist Association of Toronto
http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/

Every Saturday we meet to discuss a topic decided upon the previous week. These are topics of humanist interest, from a humanist perspective.
Topic: “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds”
Why do people believe strange things? And more importantly, why do they refuse to change their minds when confronted with clear evidence that they’re wrong? This session will explore the answers to these questions to help you have more productive discussions.

Melanie Trecek-King is an Associate Professor of Biology at Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts. With over twenty years’ experience in college and high school classrooms, she especially enjoys teaching students who don’t want to be scientists when they “grow up.” Several years ago, Trecek-King recognized the need for a general-education science course that focused less on facts and more on science as a way of knowing, so she created a novel course that uses pseudoscience, bad science, and science denial to engage students and teach science literacy, information literacy and critical thinking. The course, Science for Life, is now being taught at other institutions and is part of an effort to revolutionize science education. Her passion for science education led her to create Thinking Is Power to provide accessible and engaging critical thinking information to the general public and to other educators interested in incorporating more critical thinking content in their courses.

Meet our diverse group, trade perspectives in a free and open forum and learn from others as they learn from you!

BTW: don't be concerned if there are not many RSVP’s. Many HAT members attend regularly but don’t sign up on Meetup. Our online meetings have been very popular with 20-30 attendees.

NOTE: The HAT Forum adheres strictly to the City of Toronto Policy on Non-Discrimination (http://www.the519.org/public/content/policy-files/The519SpaceUsePolicy.pdf)

Our Website (http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/)

Speaker Series - "Invisible Disabilities" with Carter Hammett Humanist Toronto

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The Humanist Association of Toronto
http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/

Every Saturday we meet to discuss a topic decided upon the previous week. These are topics of humanist interest, from a humanist perspective.

This week: "Invisible Disabilities" by Carter Hammett
Disabilities can come in many different forms. Most people are familiar with a "visible" disability; a neighbour down the street uses a wheelchair or a friend of a friend has a guide dog, but what about someone with a disability that’s not visible? An invisible disability is just as life-affecting as a visible one, but they’re not as talked about and easily understood. Carter Hammett from Epilepsy Toronto will be with us speaking about the concepts of Invisible Disabilities and Episodic Disabilities and how being aware of them can help us to reduce the stigma and barriers to employment, housing and enjoyment of public spaces that form the backbone of equitable treatment in our society.

Meet our diverse group, trade perspectives in a free and open forum and learn from others as they learn from you!

BTW: don't be concerned if there are not many RSVP’s. Many HAT members attend regularly but don’t sign up on Meetup. Our online meetings have been very popular with 20-30 attendees.

NOTE: The HAT Forum adheres strictly to the City of Toronto Policy on Non-Discrimination (http://www.the519.org/public/content/policy-files/The519SpaceUsePolicy.pdf)

Our Website (http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/)

Forum - Humanist Association of Toronto

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The Humanist Association of Toronto
http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/

Every Saturday we meet to discuss a topic decided upon the previous week. These are topics of humanist interest, from a humanist perspective.

The topic of the discussion will be decided in a prior meeting, usually two weeks in advance. This week’s topic is: TBA.

Meet our diverse group, trade perspectives in a free and open forum and learn from others as they learn from you!

BTW: don't be concerned if there are not many RSVP’s. Many HAT members attend regularly but don’t sign up on Meetup. Our online meetings have been very popular with 20-30 attendees.

NOTE: The HAT Forum adheres strictly to the City of Toronto Policy on Non-Discrimination (http://www.the519.org/public/content/policy-files/The519SpaceUsePolicy.pdf)

Our Website (http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/)

Beyond Believing - Humanist Association of Toronto

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NOTE: Please be sure to RSVP ahead of the event so we can properly prepare for participants. If by the Sunday prior we only have RSVP's from the organizers, then we will cancel the event but bounce back the next month for sure. Thank you.

The Humanist Association of Toronto Presents
http://www.humanisttoronto.ca/

Are you seeking a friendly, open-minded environment where you can chat about moving away from religious beliefs and doctrines?

Our Toronto monthly meet-up discusses past and present religious issues and looks at a positive life free of guilt, fear and shame-your new consciousness; beyond believing.

While the group is still dedicated to dealing with issues and questions revolving around religion and life-long impacts of spiritual/supernatural beliefs, it is also a place for those interested in exploring larger issues in a non-judgmental welcoming atmosphere.

It's a place for people to share their desire to throw away the burden of religious indoctrination and antiquated dogma.

Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion or are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others in this quest, join us.

We meet on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 pm.

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Forum - Humanist Association of Toronto

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