What we're about

Humanists of Idaho is a Chapter of the American Humanist Association, reaching out to Humanists and like minded people in Idaho. We are a 501 c3 non-profit, headquartered in Boise, meeting monthly at various locations (events scheduled), sponsoring speakers, engaging in outreach programs, and participating in political and community activities. Idaho Society of Reason is a social and scientifically inquisitive extension, focusing on potlucks and stimulating discussions. If you believe that science is the best tool for solving human problems, doubt that anything supernatural has ever happened, and that people don't need gods to be ethical and moral people/lead good, productive lives, then Humanists of Idaho just might be what you are looking for. Humanism - Informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion. Natural answers to natural questions. Human answers to human problems.

Upcoming events (5+)

Men's Breakfast

Goldy's Breakfast Bistro

• What we'll do Talking, enjoying fellowship. There is no agenda. • Important to know The location changes every week. We go to a variety of restaurants. Dan Ferrini is your host. His number is[masked]--texting is best.

Potluck with The Atheist Nomads

Sarah's Place

We will have a potluck lunch together, then we will hear from the hosts of pod casters in the Boise community, The Atheist Nomads.

Men's Breakfast

The Griddle

• What we'll do Talking, enjoying fellowship. There is no agenda. • Important to know The location changes every week. We go to a variety of restaurants. Dan Ferrini is your host. His number is[masked]--texting is best.

Book Discussion Group: "Hunger: A Memoir" by Roxane Gay

Roy and Karen's Place

For February our non-fiction selection is "Hunger: A Memoir" by Roxane Gay. From smile.amazon.com New York Times bestseller National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist Lambda Literary Award winner A best book of 2017: Time NPR People Elle The Washington Post The Los Angeles Times The Chicago Tribune Newsday St. Louis Post-Dispatch PopSugar BookRiot Library Journal Booklist Kirkus Reviews Shelf Awareness New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be. “The book’s short, sharp chapters come alive in vivid personal anecdotes. . . . And on nearly every page, Gay’s raw, powerful prose plants a flag, facing down decades of shame and self-loathing by reclaiming the body she never should have had to lose.” (Entertainment Weekly) “Bracingly vivid. . . . Remarkable. . . . Undestroyed, unruly, unfettered, Ms. Gay, live your life. We are all better for having you do so in the same ferociously honest fashion that you have written this book.” (Los Angeles Times) “Searing, smart, readable. . . . “Hunger,” like Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me,” interrogates the fortunes of black bodies in public spaces. . . . Nothing seems gratuitous; a lot seems brave. There is an incantatory element of repetition to “Hunger”: The very short chapters scallop over the reader like waves.” (Newsday) “Luminous. . . . intellectually rigorous and deeply moving.” (The New York Times Book Review) “Her spare prose, written with a raw grace, heightens the emotional resonance of her story, making each observation sharper, each revelation more riveting. . . . It is a thing of raw beauty.” (USA Today)

Past events (351)

Men's Breakfast

Denney's Restaurant

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