• JH Movie Night - Green Book

    Jefferson Unitarian Church

    Please join us for the monthly JH Movie Night, where we'll be showing Green Book (rated PG-13, run time 2 hours 10 minutes). Doors open at 6:45 and the movie starts right at 7:00. Popcorn, snacks, and drinks will be served for a small donation. You are welcome to bring a comfy chair or cushion. Please note that we will be meeting in the Mills Building south of the main building. Park on the east side. Click here to see the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkZxoko_HC0 Dr Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist, who is about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighbourhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the two men soon develop an unexpected bond while confronting racism and danger in an era of segregation. Green Book has been awarded Best Picture at the 2019 Oscars, along with actor Mahershala Ali for best supporting actor.

  • Jefferson Humanists at Lakewood Earth Day

    Lakewood Heritage Center

    Come celebrate sustainability at Lakewood Earth Day and find out more about how the Jefferson Humanists and the American Humanists Association (AHA) support environmental issues including the fight against global climate change. We will have a table with information about our Chapter and the AHA, including the AHA's new Humanist Environmental Response Effort (HERE) for Climate. (https://hereforclimate.org/) Stop by our table to pick up a free "We are Eco-Humanists" window cling! Event will be held at the Lakewood Heritage Center. See more information about the event, including their electronics recycling drive, at www.lakewood.org/EarthDay/. ---------------------------------------------------------------- Jefferson Humanist members who can help staff our information table for an hour that day should contact Matthew Elisha ([masked],[masked]).

  • JH Monthly Meeting - Challenges of a 21st Century Water Resource Manager

    We will serve appetizers from 4:00 to 4:30, then start the program. A small donation is suggested for the food, and wine will be served for a $3 donation. The program will include announcements and a Humanist Moment before the presentation begins. We hope to see you at 4:00 pm, on Sunday, April 28th, at Jefferson Unitarian Church! -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Program Title: Challenges of a 21st Century Water Resource Manager Speaker: Steve J. Snyder, Executive Communications Manager, Denver Water Description: Denver Water is the oldest and largest water utility in the state, serving approximately 1.4 million people in the Denver metro area. But the utility’s scope stretches far beyond the urban corridor, reaching the furthest corners of the state as well as the western portion of the United States. This presentation will look at challenges Denver Water faces in maintaining a sustainable water supply as well as some innovative solutions to our water future. Bio: Steve Snyder is the Executive Communications Manager at Denver Water. He works closely with the utility’s senior management on speaking engagements and other public outreach. He also manages Denver Water’s speakers’ bureau, providing informational and educational presentations about the utility, as well as other water challenges. Steve most recently spoke at the American Water Works Association’s Annual Convention in Chicago this past summer, providing insight on Denver Water’s efforts to transform the way it presents information to its customers. Steve is also a frequent contributor to Denver Water’s news site: TAP. (More: https://denverwatertap.org/author/steve-snyder/) Prior to joining Denver Water, Steve held senior communication positions at several, high-profile companies in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including Denver International Airport, Frontier Airlines and Saint Joseph Hospital. Steve also worked for 10 years as a television news journalist in both Texas and Colorado, garnering several local and national awards for his work, including the Edward R. Murrow Award for Journalistic Excellence in 1995. Steve is active in his community. He served as president of the Rotary Club of Aurora, and he currently serves on several boards. He holds a Bachelor and a Master of Arts degree in Communications from Baylor University in Waco. He is married with two children and lives in Centennial.

  • FROG Book Meeting - There, There by Tommy Orange

    Arvada Library - Jefferson County Public Library

    Join the Jefferson Humanists’ book group, FROG (Freethinkers Reading Opportunity Group) for our May meeting. This month we are reading "There, There" by Tommy Orange. In his award-winning, debut novel, Orange looks at the life of urban Native Americans and their trials in keeping their culture when mixed into the general culture of America. He allows the reader to consider what is culture, how does one deal with cultural changes and what are the pros and cons of holding onto an older culture when the current culture is so different. From Amazon reviews: "What does it really mean to be an Indian/Native American/American Indian/Native? Orange's vivid debut novel allows a unique cast—ranging from teenagers to elders—to pull this question apart even as they add a modern layer of complexity: They live in the urban landscape of Oakland, California. The thrust of Orange's cross-cut storytelling is not to force his characters onto a strict plot line but to explore the varied ways of being an Indian and, more important, of feeling like an Indian." We will be meeting Saturday, May 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the meeting room at the Arvada Public Library. The library is located at 7525 W. 57th Ave in Arvada. Please free to join us even if you haven’t finished the book. After the meeting we will adjourn to the Denver Beer Company Taproom (5768 Olde Wadsworth Blvd) to continue the conversation over a beverage. (See more at http://denverbeerco.com/arvada-taproom/) RSVP to this Meetup. Email FROG leader, Helena Goldstein at [masked] with any questions. Your fellow readers look forward to seeing you May 11th! Looking ahead, the following meetings will be: June 8: "The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America" by Timothy Snyder, Lakewood Library, 2-4 PM. July 13: "Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist " by Kate Raworth, location to be announced.

  • 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. In 2014, it was a major 2-day event. 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 a restaurant with a banquet room. 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 Street Epistemology workshop. Two panel sessions, one on Humanism and one with Colorado Secular leaders will be featured. 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/ More details coming as the event gets closer. Don’t wait too long to get your tickets because the conference is expected to sell out.