What we're about

The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley was established in 1962 and is a chartered chapter of the American Humanist Association. We have a long tradition of promoting humanist values while providing interesting educational programs and fun, friendly social events for our members.

Check out our WEBSITE (http://www.humanists.org), like us on FACEBOOK (https://www.facebook.com/humanistcommsv/), and follow us on TWITTER (https://twitter.com/HumanistCommSV) (@HumanistCommSV).

Our main event is the Sunday Forum which features a different speaker each Sunday discussing a topic of interest. A wide variety of topics are covered from week to week. Forums are held in various locations from 11am until 12:15pm. Look at each individual Forum listing to see where it is being held.

A buffet lunch follows the Forum at 12:30pm. Lunch is free for first time visitors and students. Otherwise we ask for a donation of $10. If you can't afford that, please give what you can, and join us for good food and even better conversation.

NOTE: Approximately 30 to 40 people attend the Forum each Sunday. Because Forums happen every Sunday, most of our members do not RSVP on Meetup, so don't let our RSVP count fool you.

Other weekly programs include the Free Thought Discussion Group (http://www.humanists.org/blog/free-thought-... (http://www.humanists.org/blog/free-thought-discussion)) every Wednesday night at 7:30pm, and the Academic Video Group (http://www.humanists.org/blog/academic-vide... (http://www.humanists.org/blog/academic-videos/)) every Thursday night at 8pm.

Monthly events include a Potluck, workshops (see the calendar for classes and schedules), and our Fun Group ( http://www.humanists.org/blog/fun-group ), which organizes a "fun" activity around the first of each month.

We hope to welcome you soon to the Sunday Forum or one of our other events. If you would like to suggest a topic for our Forum series, please send a message to the organizers (Brian and/or Matt Courtney). We would love to help you share your enthusiasm for a topic, a speaker, a social action project, a fun outing, etc., with other community members.

Humanists have more fun... together!

See you soon!

Brian

Upcoming events (5)

Free Thought Discussion Group - Mtg Online

Sunnyvale

Because of the Corona Virus "Shelter in Place" situation, we are holding our meeting online via Zoom. If you wish to join us, please send and email to [masked] and request the link. On 2 Aug we will have our once per month Freethought discussion. Bring your topics to discuss. NEW BOOK The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy Hardcover – Illustrated, June 9, 2020 by Stephanie Kelton A New York Times Bestseller The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. See: https://www.amazon.com/Deficit-Myth-Monetary-Peoples-Economy/dp/1541736184 For 23 Sept - The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy, Stephanie Kelton, 2020 Readings: Chapters 4 and 5 - "Their Red Ink is our Black Ink" thru "Winning at Trade" - 56 pages, Pages 101 to 157 We will be meeting online via Zoom. Please send an email to [masked] to receive the Link to this meeting. IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL to [masked] and request the Zoom link. Learn more about the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley here: Website: http://www.humanists.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanistcommsv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HumanistCommSV

Academic Video Group - Online Meeting

Sunnyvale

Because of the Corona Virus "Shelter in Place" situation, we are holding our meeting online via Zoom. If you wish to join us, please send an email to [masked] and request the link. This week we are watching videos discussing "Modern Monetary Theory" (MMT) and related topics such as "Universal Basic Income" that is based upon it. This describes how a (Government like the US) that uses a "fiat currency" can print money, and distribute it without regard to creating a debt that must be repaid. This flies in the face of current economic theory and enhances some of the concepts put forth in some progressive circles as to how to help citizens better cope with a changing world. The Corona Virus situation has created almost 4 Trillion dollars of debt to keep the economy afloat. It serves as a test for this theory. Again, if you wish to join us, please send an email to [masked] and request the link. Join us in viewing videos, and discussing them afterward. For other information on the current video please see: http://www.humanists.org/blog/academic-videos/s/

Free Thought Discussion Group - Mtg Online

Sunnyvale

Because of the Corona Virus "Shelter in Place" situation, we are holding our meeting online via Zoom. If you wish to join us, please send and email to [masked] and request the link. On 2 Aug we will have our once per month Freethought discussion. Bring your topics to discuss. NEW BOOK The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy Hardcover – Illustrated, June 9, 2020 by Stephanie Kelton A New York Times Bestseller The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society. See: https://www.amazon.com/Deficit-Myth-Monetary-Peoples-Economy/dp/1541736184 For 23 Sept - The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy, Stephanie Kelton, 2020 Readings: Chapters 4 and 5 - "Their Red Ink is our Black Ink" thru "Winning at Trade" - 56 pages, Pages 101 to 157 We will be meeting online via Zoom. Please send an email to [masked] to receive the Link to this meeting. IF YOU WISH TO JOIN US, PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL to [masked] and request the Zoom link. Learn more about the Humanist Community in Silicon Valley here: Website: http://www.humanists.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanistcommsv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HumanistCommSV

Academic Video Group - Online Meeting

Sunnyvale

Because of the Corona Virus "Shelter in Place" situation, we are holding our meeting online via Zoom. If you wish to join us, please send an email to [masked] and request the link. This week we are watching videos discussing "Modern Monetary Theory" (MMT) and related topics such as "Universal Basic Income" that is based upon it. This describes how a (Government like the US) that uses a "fiat currency" can print money, and distribute it without regard to creating a debt that must be repaid. This flies in the face of current economic theory and enhances some of the concepts put forth in some progressive circles as to how to help citizens better cope with a changing world. The Corona Virus situation has created almost 4 Trillion dollars of debt to keep the economy afloat. It serves as a test for this theory. Again, if you wish to join us, please send an email to [masked] and request the link. Join us in viewing videos, and discussing them afterward. For other information on the current video please see: http://www.humanists.org/blog/academic-videos/s/

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