• Arlington Drinking Skeptically

    Bar Bao

    Greetings, Friends and Skeptics! Please join me in a night of cocktails and lively discourse. Together we can build a community in the Arlington area one day at a time. Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotallers, and we are happy to have you! Happy Hour specials run till 8pm. This group used to meet on the third Thursday of the month but will now start meeting on the third Tuesday instead.

  • TOM NEILSON progressive music folk concert

    13 Atwell Ct

    Our 2nd annual Folk concert March 22, 7 -9 pm includes our usual light refreshments Tom provides Satire and Social Commentary "One of the savviest songwriters I know." World Soul Records "His global sophistication put into performance art is extraordinary." Kathy Hersh, Miami Friends "great job reminding us of what is really important, and the power of folk music to say it. " Michael Stock, WLRN, Miami, FL Suggested Donation $15-20 but as Tom says “no one turned away” Limited Space so RSVP here to reserve seat You can send check made out to Tom Neilson & mail then to: Gary Berg-Cross 13 Atwell Ct. Potomac, MD 20854 Venue: 13 Atwell Ct, Potomac, MD RSVP/Questions? Also contact Gary Berg-Cross here or at[masked] or [masked] Sponsored by WASH MD-DC Chapter

  • WASH SPEAKER SERIES with Fred Edwords NVC Northern Virginia Chapter

    Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at 1:00pm in the Longfellow Room of The Westover Branch Library. Where our first guest speaker Fred Edwords will give a much-needed talk on The Human Basis of Laws and Ethics. Bio: Fred Edwords was executive director of the American Humanist Association for 15 years, editor of the Humanist magazine for 12, national director of the United Coalition of Reason for six, and sat for eight years on the Broader Social Impacts Committee of the Hall of Human Origins at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC. He is past president of Camp Quest, has served on the board of the International Humanist and Ethical Union and the founding board of the National Center for Science Education, and has, over the past forty years, appeared on local and national radio and television in the United States and Canada, been interviewed on radio and for newspapers around the world, and has lectured in North America, Europe, and India. Now retired, he volunteers as the American Humanist Association’s historian and is a Humanist Celebrant Emeritus with the Humanist Society.

  • Centering the Margins: A Summit for BIPOC and LGBTQ Nontheists

    Washington Ethical Society

    The LGBTQ Humanist Alliance and the American Humanist Association invite you to Centering the Margins: a one-day summit for and by LGBTQ BIPOC humanists, atheists, and nonbelievers on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Washington, DC. This day-long conference will provide a necessary space for 100+ activists, students, organizers, and movement leaders from around the country, and will feature an inclusive and intersectional program that enables LGBTQ members of the nontheist/humanist community to come together, learn from each other, connect on issues, and collaborate on actions. The conference will intentionally center the voices of Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, and People of Color in our humanist movement. Straight and white allies and accomplices are welcome to join us as listeners and learners. Topics for discussions, presentations, and workshops include creating spaces for Queer and Transgender BIPOC within the nontheist movement, discussions for/by TG/NC, bi/pan/asexual, and intersex people, leadership development, legislative advocacy, grassroots building, racial justice caucuses and more. Early Bird Registration is now open. Click here to register.

  • Chevy Chase Discussion Group

    Vicki's Home

    Our discussion group meetings are now on the second Friday of the month. Vicki appreciates an accurate count of people coming so she can set up her home properly for the group. So if you decide you cannot come after you have RSVPed please change it back to NO. The meeting will start at 8 pm. People may arrive as early as 7:30 so that we can actually start at 8 pm. Please bring a small contribution of food to be shared with the group. Vicki's address and phone numbers are not posted here to preserve the privacy of her home. Those details will be emailed the week of the meeting to those who are coming (see note below). Affirmative RSVPs should be posted before 8 pm the prior Thursday to allow time to notify all attendees. Note: an occasional problem with Meetup emails is that some spam filters will preclude delivery of Meetup email. If you RSVP Yes and want the email informing you of a meeting held in a private home this can be a problem. To prevent this a member can add [masked] to their personal email addresses. If a member does not receive the directions to a Friday meeting by late Tuesday evening he/she needs to directly contact to the organizer. Use the Meetup option for this. A phone call to[masked] leaving your email address is another option. Posting a comment saying that you did not receive the directions (without including your personal email address) is not helpful since if your spam filter stopped the first email it will also stop subsequent email. We want people to be comfortable in opening up their homes to other meetup members and this technical difficulty is a small price to pay to preserve the privacy of those who host events in their homes.

  • Saved by Science and Humanism: Dare to Care Conference

    Welcome to the Saved by Science & Humanism: Dare to Care regional conference presented by Greater Richmond Humanists with support from its parent organizations - Washington Area Secular Humanists and the American Humanist Association. Our country stands at a curious inflection point, with religious zealots perched in some of the highest offices even as the allure of fundamentalism crumbles, and where scientific illiteracy and denialism echo through the halls of power, despite that science and reason offer the only compass by which we may yet mitigate the damage of climate change and navigate such civilizational dangers as lie on our horizon. Then there’s our perverse march backward in history, with the gutting of voting rights, a renewed assault on women, a brazen antipathy toward marginalized communities, and the stripping away of human dignity in the name of tribalism, nativism, hatred and fear. If you are disturbed by these trends and would like to alter our course, this conference is for you! So please mark your calendars and join an inspiring collection of activists, authors, educators, and secular leaders in Richmond, Virginia for a conference that will focus on: science broadly defined – with a particular emphasis on evolution, climate change, and the foundational role critical thinking plays in helping us understand reality, identify potential problems, and make wise decisions humanitarian principles – with an examination of the inequitable conditions faced by marginalized communities; an inclination to proactively address big picture problems that reach beyond our own narrow interests; and a full-throated embrace of secular ethics civic activism and political engagement - which allow us to channel comprehension and concern into beneficial social reform Anchored by the directors and founders of major secular organizations; by secular individuals who’ve sought public office and by grassroots organizers with the passion and expertise to change how we do politics; by proponents of science, secularism, and expanding the pool of people we care about, this conference gives us the opportunity to put Richmond on the map as a hub for Humanist activity. For more information and to register: www.wash.org/daretocare

  • Arlington Drinking Skeptically

    Bar Bao

    Greetings, Friends and Skeptics! Please join me in a night of cocktails and lively discourse. Together we can build a community in the Arlington area one day at a time. Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotallers, and we are happy to have you! Happy Hour specials run till 8pm. This group used to meet on the third Thursday of the month but will now start meeting on the third Tuesday instead.

  • Chevy Chase Discussion Group (Germantown this time)

    Vicki will be out of town. Atheer, another group member, has volunteered his home as the alternative space to host our meeting. His Germantown home should be considered as the alternative for our Chevy Chase location for this month only. The meeting will start at 8 pm. People may arrive as early as 7:30 so that we can actually start at 8 pm. Please bring a small contribution of food to be shared with the group. Atheer's address and phone numbers are not posted here to preserve the privacy of his home. Those details will be emailed the week of the meeting to those who are coming (see note below). Affirmative RSVPs should be posted before 8 pm the prior Thursday to allow time to notify all attendees. Note: an occasional problem with Meetup emails is that some spam filters will preclude delivery of Meetup email. If you RSVP Yes and want the email informing you of a meeting held in a private home this can be a problem. To prevent this a member can add [masked] to their personal email addresses. If a member does not receive the directions to a Friday meeting by late Tuesday evening he/she needs to directly contact to the organizer. Use the Meetup option for this. A phone call to[masked] leaving your email address is another option. Posting a comment saying that you did not receive the directions (without including your personal email address) is not helpful since if your spam filter stopped the first email it will also stop subsequent email. We want people to be comfortable in opening up their homes to other meetup members and this technical difficulty is a small price to pay to preserve the privacy of those who host events in their homes.

  • Arlington Drinking Skeptically

    Bar Bao

    Greetings, Friends and Skeptics! Please join me in a night of cocktails and lively discourse. Together we can build a community in the Arlington area one day at a time. Drinking Skeptically is an informal social event designed to promote fellowship and networking among skeptics, critical-thinkers, and like-minded individuals. Drinking Skeptically provides an opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotallers, and we are happy to have you! Happy Hour specials run till 8pm. This group used to meet on the third Thursday of the month but will now start meeting on the third Tuesday instead.

  • AHA National Conference

    TBD (Washington DC)

    American Humanist Association’s first ever VIRTUAL conference! Streamed live at five consecutive university locations across the US: June 7 Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Rice University Houston, TX June 8 Medgar Evers College Brooklyn, NY Pitzer College Claremont, CA June 9 University of Miami Miami, FL Don’t miss informative sessions on humanism, science, social justice, the First Amendment, and more! Workshops for Humanist Celebrants, Chapter Leaders, and Social Justice Alliances Distinguished speakers and celebrity guests Meet and greet with fellow humanists Free registration (coming soon)! Attend in-person or online! CONFERENCE.AMERICANHUMANIST.ORG