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Join us in celebrating Humanism!

The Jefferson Humanists is a chapter of the American Humanist Association.

Our mission is "to expand an ethical and life affirming humanist community devoted to science, reason, inclusion and social responsibility.”

In addition to a wide variety of activities (including book discussions, hiking, happy hours and more), join us for our regular monthly meetings, which are held on fourth Sunday evenings at 4pm.

A typical meeting consists of a Keynote Speaker or Special Program followed by an opportunity for questions and answers.

Before the presentation, take some time to browse our free Humanist library (http://www.librarything.com/catalog/mrelisha/jeffersonhumanists), become a member (http://media.wix.com/ugd/d8cdae_02778f4cb27e45389d852099d45e3f76.pdf)of our Chapter, sign up for our newsletter, explore volunteer opportunities to help us build a stronger chapter, meet new friends, ask questions about Humanism and have some appetizer and wine.

For more information about the Jefferson Humanists, see our website, http://www.jeffersonhumanists.org . You can also keep current on what we are doing and humanist issues in your community and the world on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/jeffcohumanists).

Upcoming events (5)

Game Time

Barnes & Noble

Game Time is a new JH event hosted by Darlene and is held at the Starbucks Coffee Shop at Barnes & Noble in the Denver West Shopping Center, on the 4th Friday of the month. Everybody is welcome to come play cool games like Dictionary, the fake word definition game that always results in lots of laughter and fun. The Starbucks bar has coffee and other hot and cold drinks plus various snacks available for the usual prices. Look for the Jefferson Humanists sign on the table.

2019 Colorado Secular Conference - July 26th and 27th, Aurora

The Summit Conference & Event Center

The Jefferson Humanists are a major sponsor of this year's conference. The Colorado Secular Conference began in 2012 in Grand Junction and has been held 4 times since then. This year, the conference is a collaboration of Colorado secular groups. The main conference will be held on Saturday, July 27th from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm at the Summit Event and Conference Center in Aurora. The ticket price includes a buffet dinner (also available without dinner). There will also be a special ticketed Friday Night dinner with the presenters at Yak and Yeti Denver, although this event is sold out. Seth Andrews, Host of the Thinking Atheist Podcast, will be the headliner and keynote speaker. Annie Laurie Gaylor, Co-Founder and Co-President of the Freedom from Religion Foundation will also be speaking along with some of the best local talent, such as Gordon Gamm. Shelly Segal, renowned national musician, singer, and songwriter, will be the featured musician along with the music of Pale Blue at the Heathen Happy Hour. The Denver Sunday Assembly will put on a show and there will be a panel of Colorado Secular leaders. the morning sessions will feature a spotlight on Humanism. After the buffet dinner on Saturday, there will be a musical presentation by Shelly Segal followed by a Heathen comedy Show. For complete details and to purchase tickets, go to: https://www.secularaccess.org/ Don’t wait too long to get your tickets because the conference is expected to sell out.

JH Monthly Meeting - FFRF's Annie Laurie Gaylor - The Battle of Church and State

We will serve appetizers from 4:00 to 4:30, then start the program. A small donation is suggested for the food and wine. The program will include announcements and a Humanist Moment before the presentation begins. We hope to see you at 4:00 pm, on Sunday, July 28th, at Jefferson Unitarian Church! ------------------------------------------------------ Annie Laurie Gaylor, one of the founders of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF - https://ffrf.org), will present a talk titled, “Battle of Church & State.” She will focus on why church/state separation is important for everyone, particularly women, and what FFRF is doing to protect that right. Gaylor has traveled the United States and the world speaking about this subject. Annie is currently Co-President of FFRF with her husband, Dan Barker (they have been Co-Presidents since 2004). She has been plaintiff in or overseen multiple state/church lawsuits and actions by FFRF. She has been very involved in a number of women’s causes, and was co-chair for more than a decade of the Feminist Caucus of the American Humanist Association. Her book, Woe to the Women, The Bible Tells Me So: The Bible, Female Sexuality and the Law, first published by FFRF in 1981, is in its 4th printing. (Find our more about Annie at https://ffrf.org/about/getting-acquainted/annie-laurie-gaylor) ------------------------ “Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.” ― Robert A. Heinlein

JH Movie Night - Kinky Boots

Jefferson Unitarian Church

Note: Movie Night is now the second Friday of the month in the main building at room R/7. Please join us for our monthly JH Movie Night, where we'll be showing Kinky Boots (rated PG-13, run time: 1 hour, 47 minutes). Doors open at 6:45 and the movie starts right at 7:00. Stay for discussion afterward. Popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be served. Donations are accepted. You are more than welcome to bring a comfy chair or cushion. Click here to see the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ek7VcOkzzkM Movie Description: Kinky Boots is a 2005 British comedy-drama film directed by Julian Jarrold and written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth. Based on a true story, the movie tells of a struggling British shoe factory's young, strait-laced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business. Charlie develops a plan to produce custom footwear for drag queens, rather than the men's dress shoes that his firm is known for, and in the process, he and Lola discover that they are not so different after all. With Joel Edgerton as Charlie Price and Chiwetel Ejiofor as Lola/Simon.

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