Saturday, December 22nd,[masked]:00 PM to 8:00 PM there will be a a DC area HumanLight Celebration.
This will be at my (MDC chapter coordinator) home:
13 Atwell Ct. Potomac, MD. Map
(There is street parking.)
This is a family friendly event so come have informal fun as we approach the Winter Solstice. Light a friendly candle in the hope of making the world a more peaceful and better place. Converse with a fellow freethinker.
This is a modern, Human-centered "holiday" celebration jointly sponsored by the WASH MD chapter (contact point:Gary Berg-Cross; gbergcross@ gmail.com)
While the event is free we'd like to know who plans on coming so contact one of us so that we make proper arrangements. This is planned as family and kid friendly and we are looking forward to a time to chat, eat and chill out in a warm way.
We will have:
* a rolling pot luck "dinner" (bring what you like bur something that you will enjoy. Contact Gary to inform him of what you will bring. There will soon be a googledoc link posted to keep track of items.
* games for children. We will have a few tables set up in one of the rooms with games, but if your kids are too young for board games, you might want to bring something else to entertain them. Either way, you'll need to provide your own supervision for them.
* and we have our annual free raffle (probably around 7-8). Everyone gets a ticket and will get something with first called getting the item of their choice.
Again, this is a free and relatively informal, ritual-free secular celebration near the winter solstice.
Background if Humanlight is New to You
Established by the New Jersey Humanist Network in 2001 HumanLight provides a specifically Humanist celebration with a sense of belonging that families and friends can enjoy near Christmas and the northern Hemisphere's winter solstice as a celebration of "a Humanist's vision of a good future."
It’s an event to Illuminating Humanism's Positive Secular Vision that the HumanLight organization promotes to “illuminate Humanism's positive secular vision” and as the AHA said in a 2009 announcement – “affirm the positive values of humanism during the time period of the “traditional” winter holidays.”
It’s just a small, fun step towards a new tradition and something to make the December a little bit fuller time for non-believers.