• Humanism & Poetry with Special Guest "Heathen Mommy" Poet Megan Rahm

    Humanism is about more than a critique about organized religion, it's also about enjoying the arts.

    We are celebrating poetry with "Heathen Mommy" Poet Megan Rahm. Join us and bring a poem that you cherish or one that you have penned yourself.

    Meeting ID:[masked] (no password)
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85764826832

    Megan's book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08P24BYHQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

  • Weekly LGBTQIA Secular Social Hour

    Online event

    Every Wednesday at 7 pm join your LGBTQIA Humanist friends from across the country as we get together to talk about LGBT issues, our lives, and just be together on Zoom.

    It's a lot of fun and a great space for LGBTQIA and gender nonbinary folks to meetup and have a place to talk about what matters to us.

    Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929

  • Ask An Atheist Magnolia Center Marketplace

    Magnolia Center Marketplace Riverside

    Come join the best Ask An Atheist team in SCA with education and outreach as we meet with the greater community and answer questions from the religious about atheism and Humanism and invite unaffiliated fellow skeptics to join in our community. You DO NOT have to answer or debate anyone at all but you will enjoy the community engagement. It's fun to hang out.

    Bring your lawn chair if you'd like to sit and bring some water and some cash to find food from one of the other vendors. This market is still very small but growing compared to the Redlands Market Night but Redlands is still on hiatus. Magnolia Center Marketplace is located adjacent to Riverside Place around the post office.

  • On Death, Dying and Disbelief with Candace Gorham, LCMHCS Recvering frm Religion

    THIS IS A CROSSPOST FROM OUR FRIENDS AT RECOVERING FROM RELIGION. PLEASE SIGN UP ON THEIR MEETUP PAGE. https://tinyurl.com/weeklyrfrx
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    Everyone grieves in their own way and according to their own timeframe, the accepted wisdom tells us. But those in mourning rarely find comfort in knowing this and those looking to support someone in mourning can do little with this advice, leaving them with a sense of helplessness. As a mental health professional and someone who has dealt with her own share of personal grief, Candace R. M. Gorham understands well the quest for relief. The truth of the matter, she says, is there is no one way to grieve, but there are things that are important to pay attention to while mourning. While much of the advice she shares is universal, she pays particular attention to the struggle those who do not believe in a god or afterlife face with the loss of a loved one—and offers practical, life-affirming steps for them to remember and heal.

    Candace R. M. Gorham MA, LPCS is a licensed professional mental health counselor. She is a former ordained minister turned atheist-humanist activist, researcher, and writer on issues related to race and religion. She is a member of the Black Humanist Alliance advisory board, The Secular Therapist Project, and The Clergy Project. Candace is also the author of "The Ebony Exodus Project: Why Some Black Women Are Walking Out on Religion—and Others Should Too."

    The first hour will be the topic discussion, followed by a Q&A session in which you can ask the guests your great questions. After the Q&A we’ll open up the lines for everyone and just talk and hangout for a bit with the hosts and guest(s). For RfRx comments, inquiries & topical questions, email us at [masked].

    Join in on the Zoom Meeting: https://tinyurl.com/weeklyrfrx
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    To dial into the Zoom meeting, find your local number here: https://zoom.us/u/ac9ycq80GQ

    More about [Guest & guest links]

    This RfRx session will be recorded and posted on the RfR YouTube channel along with all previous RfRx sessions: http://www.youtube.com/recoveringfromreligion.

    The primary focus of a Recovering From Religion support group is to provide ongoing and personal support to individuals as they let go of their religious beliefs. This transitional period is an ongoing process that can result in a range of emotions, as well as a ripple effect of consequences throughout an individual’s life. We are here to help each other through this journey.

    There is no cost to attend RfRx but, if you feel so inclined, donations can be made at http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/donate

    Any time you are struggling with religious doubts or fears you can connect with a trained RfR Helpline agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To chat online go to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org.
    To talk over the phone, dial:
    (844)[masked] in the US & Canada
    [masked] in Australia
    [masked] in the UK
    [masked] in South Africa

    If you are in need of professional help, we can offer the Secular Therapy Project to provide options to connect with a professional therapist. All therapists have been thoroughly vetted by our organization and offer only evidence-based and non-religious treatment. Connect with them at http://www.seculartherapy.org.

    RfR has an immense collection of well-curated resources available as you go through your journey, including resources for mental and physical crises, working with relationships, issues stemming from specific religions, coming out stories, and much more. Head to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/resources for these helpful resources

    Like what RfR does? Why not volunteer! There are quite a few options and we are always in need of volunteers. Head over to http://www.recoveringfromreligion.org/volunteer for more info.

  • Weekly LGBTQIA Secular Social Hour

    Online event

    Every Wednesday at 7 pm join your LGBTQIA Humanist friends from across the country as we get together to talk about LGBT issues, our lives, and just be together on Zoom.

    It's a lot of fun and a great space for LGBTQIA and gender nonbinary folks to meetup and have a place to talk about what matters to us.

    Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929

  • POSTPONED Second Fridays Brickwood Pub Downtown Riverside Social Gathering

    Come meet your old and new friends and experience hopping downtown Riverside at the new pub, The Brickwood, a charming place that is also conducive to audible conversation. They serve wine and a million beers and allow us to bring in pizza so we’re getting Bricks and Birch Pizza, regular and vegetarian. My recent favorite is brie and apple pizza. Please bring $5 cash to pitch in for the pie and a card for your own drinks. Pizza is arriving around 6:30.

    We encourage you to bring your friends (even the delusional religious ones cuz we luv them, too), and significant others. Expect to shuffle your seating on cue several times so you get to visit with more folks. Remember to leave a tip since we're taking up a prime spot there for 3 hours offset only by what we order to drink.

    The Brickwood is in the Mission Inn mall area on the same side and near Simple Simon’s (three doors up) but closer to the Mission Inn Avenue. The sign is small, easy to miss. There is street or parking in lots nearby. Google Parkopedia for free spaces before you leave. We’ll be there at 5 pm but come anytime you can. Look for us at the long table. Please be vaccinated or masked if not.

  • California Freethought Day 2021

    Online event

    California Freethought Day combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference. It's a festival of freethought.

    This year's event will be held entirely online, made interactive via Zoom while being live-streamed to Facebook and YouTube. We're going to make it as much like the in-person event as we can with virtual tables for community groups, live Q&A with our speakers, social time with other attendees, and more.

    Register for the event via Eventbrite (see below) and we'll send you links to watch.

    🎤 Speakers, Live Entertainment, and More

    Our 20th year features the following speakers, entertainers, podcasters, authors, and more:

    * Yvette d'Entremont (Sci Babe)
    * Ian Harris (comedian, podcaster)
    * Sarah Levin (secular political strategist)
    * Leighann Lord (comedian)
    * Ross Blocher and Carrie Poppy (podcasters)
    * Alexis Record (author)
    * Joey Fabian (musician)
    * Abraham Mackey (musician)
    * .. more to come!

    We're also presenting awards to Mynga Futrell, Margaret Downey, and Bruce Gleason while awarding our scholarship winners. Uncle Sam is making a return along with many non-profit organizations and community groups.

    🎟 Registration

    Registration is free, supported by donations and sponsorships. To officially register, please visit our website:

    http://freethoughtday.org/registration.html

    Your free registration includes a full-color digital program and a chance to win any of our door prize baskets valued together at $300 when you log in and complete our survey.

    You can support California Freethought Day with a donation when you register or by attending the Supporters' Reception on Saturday evening. Learn more about the Reception:

    http://freethoughtday.org/reception.html

    📅 Additional Events

    Learn more about other online events happening the same weekend including our Leadership Day and Supporters' Reception (Saturday), and Advocacy Day (Monday).

  • Weekly LGBTQIA Secular Social Hour

    Online event

    Every Wednesday at 7 pm join your LGBTQIA Humanist friends from across the country as we get together to talk about LGBT issues, our lives, and just be together on Zoom.

    It's a lot of fun and a great space for LGBTQIA and gender nonbinary folks to meetup and have a place to talk about what matters to us.

    Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929

  • Weekly LGBTQIA Secular Social Hour

    Online event

    Every Wednesday at 7 pm join your LGBTQIA Humanist friends from across the country as we get together to talk about LGBT issues, our lives, and just be together on Zoom.

    It's a lot of fun and a great space for LGBTQIA and gender nonbinary folks to meetup and have a place to talk about what matters to us.

    Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929

  • Weekly LGBTQIA Secular Social Hour

    Online event

    Every Wednesday at 7 pm join your LGBTQIA Humanist friends from across the country as we get together to talk about LGBT issues, our lives, and just be together on Zoom.

    It's a lot of fun and a great space for LGBTQIA and gender nonbinary folks to meetup and have a place to talk about what matters to us.

    Meeting ID:[masked]https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2457389929