What we're about

Everyone is welcome at all our events. This group is inclusive of anyone who shares the beliefs of Humanism or Freethought. Freethought is a philosophical viewpoint that holds that opinions should be formed on the basis of science, logic, and reason, and should not be influenced by authority, tradition, or any dogma. Humanism believes in the primacy of human, rather than divine or supernatual matters.

We hold meetups in a variety of formats including social chats, movie viewing and reviewing, presentations by invited speakers, Trivia Nights, Saturday brunches, or anything our members might be inclined to do that involves a bit of organization. Want to go on a hike? Announce it and people will join up!

Enjoy a break from the pervasive religiosity of the area with like-minded people—and potential friends— who don't mind that you don't "believe". We are evidence-seekers, not-sures and don't-cares; activists, and deep-thinkers. This eclectic group includes working professionals, retirees and students. Join us and share your story!

For family activities, check out https://www.facebook.com/groups/758095587586187/ or PH Family Friendly Events.

For a broader range of events, see the calendar at http://www.piedmonthumanists.org/calendar/ (http://www.piedmonthumanists.org/blog/calendar/) for other group's activities.

Please note that many of our regular members don't RSVP online, so events might be attended by more people than the RSVP number indicates. However, we would still encourage you to RSVP so we can better plan events. We look forward to having you with us at our gatherings!

Upcoming events (5+)

Tom Bentley Moderates: Societal Nuance

Coffee Underground

Tom will begin a discussion, inspired by the recent Drag Queen Story Hour event, about some possible reasons why seemingly innocuous and very similar actions within a community are nevertheless categorized as “acceptable” or “unacceptable”.

Second Saturday Brunch @ Golden Corral

Golden Corral

This is the regularly scheduled brunch for the Piedmont Humanists. We'll be in the back room. Come meet your fellow Humanists!

The Story of Stuff: Viewing and Discussion

Coffee Underground

Note: The video will start at 10:15, directly after announcements. Please come early if you’re planning to get food or coffee. From its extraction through sale, use, and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The "Story of Stuff" is a 20-minute, fast-paced, fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. It exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental and social issues, and calls us together to create a more sustainable and just world. http://storyofstuff.org After the video viewing, Eva McLeod will lead a discussion.

Second Saturday Brunch @ Golden Corral

Golden Corral

This is the regularly scheduled brunch for the Piedmont Humanists. We'll be in the back room. Come meet your fellow Humanists!

Past events (954)

Loneliness: Causes, Meaning, and Coping - Tim Brennan

Coffee Underground

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