What we're about

This group is sponsored by HumanistsMN (http://humanistsmn.org), which brings together people who, without supernatural beliefs, aspire to lead lives of personal fulfillment and contribute to the greater good of humanity and the planet through reason, science, compassion, and creativity.

If you believe in those principles or are interested in learning about them or want to help others learn about humanism join us for our meetings, events, and social times.

We usually have a regular Humanist Community Gathering on the 3rd Saturday of the month but will send out a reminder to members when the topic/speaker is set (or check the calendar!). In addition, there are many other smaller meetups during the month.

Meetings are open to anyone who is interested in humanism and wants to meet other humanists. But please considering joining HumanistsMN to help support us financially and build the power of humanism in our society. Join here (https://humanistsmn.org/join/#join)!

Upcoming events (4+)

Humanists in Action: Mississippi River Brush clean up

Needs a location

Help protect native plant communities near the Mississippi in Inver Grove Heights area by removing invasive species, primarily helping to stack pre-cut buckthorn brush, and assisting with other restoration tasks as needed. PLS KEEP READING:

A. COVID note: For the health of the community, HumanistsMN expects in-person event participants to be fully immunized against COVID

B. To participate in this event, *every person needs to sign up individually* - minimum age is 15 years. Signup (find the event on this page): https://fmr.org/participate/events . Please honor your signup and do attend - they're counting on you.

Please wear your HumanistsMN T shirt if the weather is warm enough to show it - and we will aim to have free T shirts for anyone who volunteers.

Location is in area of this link - you will receive directions in your registration confirmation email: https://tinyurl.com/2vxt4wk5

Everyone will be encouraged to work at their own comfort level and no previous experience is necessary. All tools and supplies will be provided, including coffee, morning snacks and a hot lunch to conclude the event! *Read the linked webpage* for more description about this event.

Secular Grief Support Group ONLINE

Online event

This grief group is for secular people who have experienced a recent or not-so-recent loss. For those who want a place to process that loss and their on-going grief. A place to remember a loved one and to express difficult emotions -- or a place to process "ambiguous" grief. A place to share with and support others in a life riven with grief.

This is a peer-to-peer led group for people with no belief in a higher power or consciousness and for those who have no belief in an afterlife. Participants are encouraged to speak to their own loss and share their current challenges with grief.

Feel free to drop in one time or join us on a regular basis as desired. We meet once a month. We offer no professional grief counseling.

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not already a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Sign up at humanistsmn.org.

East Metro Humanist Happy Hour (and Dinner?)

La Cucaracha Mexican Restaurante

It's time again for our monthly Happy Hour at La Cucaracha, a friendly and highly regarded Mexican restaurant located on Dale Street and Grand Avenue in St. Paul.(https://www.lacucaracharestaurante.com/). However, because of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic and the fact that this event is held indoors, we ask that all participants be fully vaccinated--that they have completed the established one or two-shot vaccination regimes at least two weeks before the event. If you can't satisfy this requirement, please consider joining us instead for our online Happy Hour and a Half events held at 5 PM on the third Friday of each month.

For those of you who can be with us at La Cucaracha, we'll have our normal Happy Hour fare--lots of talk about politics, the state of the world, movies, books, popular culture--accompanied by chips, salsa, and all the beer and other potables you'd care to drink. Most of us will order dinner from La Cucaracha's selection of fine Mexican food, but feel free to join us even if you're not up for that much eating. Parking is sporadically available on Grand Avenue, Dale Street, and neighborhood streets south of Grand. La Cucaracha's management says they can accommodate a group of whatever size, so feel free to bring your friends.

Still not convinced? Take a look at this article in a recent issue of The Atlantic that documented the benefits of social drinking: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/america-drinking-alone-problem/619017/. That piece has renewed my interest in beer, moderately imbibed!

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not yet a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted. Donate or join at humanistsmn.org.

Habits of Humanism: Mindful Eating

Washburn Library

Join us for a discussion of how mindfulness can be applied to the act of eating -- especially as we approach the holiday season. Mindful Eating has many benefits, including greater enjoyment of food, the potential to eat less due to greater satisfaction, and fewer digestive ailments. We will discuss the many barriers to eating mindfully in the modern world and potential strategies for overcoming those barriers.

Each month we explore a different aspect of mindfulness and its associated practice from a secular humanist and naturalist perspective - drawing on the experience and wisdom of participants. This month's session is facilitated by Registered Dietitian, Karen Rowehl, MS, RDN, LD, CLT, CPT. While employed as an Outpatient Clinical Dietitian at Park Nicollet Melrose Center, Karen taught mindful eating skills to patients struggling with Binge Eating Disorder for over ten years.

This event is sponsored by HumanistsMN. If you are not already a member, please consider joining to help us cover our costs and build the humanist movement. Not ready to join? Donations are gratefully accepted! Donate or join at humanistsmn.org.

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Minneapolis Institute of Art

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