NOTE: Lunch will NOT be served but we will meet directly after this event at a local restaurant, Sizzler for early dinner and discussion.
Join us as our friend and member, Jill Braun speaks about, "Raising Secular Children in a Religiously Conservative Town."
Jill is a co-founder of FAR (Freethinkers Around Redlands) and runs her organizing company, Jill's Organizing. She is a transplant to the Redlands area from Minnesota and has established a vibrant, secular community in the area. Jill has also taught theater at Redlands eAcademy and directed community plays. She was a former English teacher at Australia Centre Medan - Pusat Informasi Pendidikan di Australia. She sings in a local, secular chorus, The Redlands Festival Singers who perform several times a year in the Redlands area.
As newly affiliated with the American Humanist Association, the IEAAH seeks to help achieve the goodness and fullness of life by gathering and sharing in fellowship, community organization, prioritizing our engagement with the larger world and galvanizing the humanist outlook as a voting block for our like-minded members.
$5.00 Entry and includes bottled water.
Kids are not charged for entry and are warmly welcomed to attend.
On the second Sundays of the month and for our main, monthly meeting, we hold our speakers’ series program, “Skipping Church – Members Speak”. Come at 1:30 PM and help set-up and make new friends. There will be a social time beginning at 1:30 PM, and then one of our own members speaking for about 40-45 minutes on their choice of a subject then followed up by 15 minutes or more of Q&A. Mingling with your community has been proven to enhance your sense of well-being* so please come and join us.
Our group will provide an accepting community where you can feel comfortable no matter your race, creed and sexual orientation as well as you being an important and appreciated part. Find a place and purpose to volunteer. Join in with your friends and community as we become more engaged in spreading our values throughout our larger community. Keep your heart happy and full.
Kids may stay in the adjoining room right next to us and entertain themselves or sit with you and you can still hear and participate in the lecture and discussion. Come early at 1 PM when the library opens and check them out some books. Tell your friends with kids they are more than welcome to come. We love to see your kids! Contact me for more information.
*Gallup polls across 130 countries show that people with higher personal wellbeing are more likely to say they give time, money, or help to their communities. In fact, do-gooders are twice as likely to consider themselves "thriving," rather than "suffering."
SPEAKERS DATE TOPIC
Phil Calderone Sept 9 Defending Reality
Bruce Gleason Oct 14 Examining Woo
Dorothy Husen November 16 Mindfulness
Eric Ozols December Counter-Apologetics
Peter Montoya Jan 13 Our Prosperity Is Bankrupting Our Humanity
Karen Darnell Feb 10 Subtle Forms of Persuasion
Rebekah Rodriguez-Lynn Mar 10 TBD
Jill Braun April 14 - Raising Secular Children in a Conservative Religous Town
Eric Ozols - May 12 Counter-Apologetics
Kathy Hardun June 9 Medieval Times and Misconceptions
Dorothy Husen Jul 14 Evolutionary Psychology: How our
brains evolved and why we don't need religion