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Forum: Uniting the Divided States of America - Michael Abramson
Michael Abramson is a physicist specializing in system modeling and simulations, and a concerned citizen leading a "Positive Agenda" group which is involved with a number of activist organizations. He will present a new taxonomy of major political groups in our society, highlighting what is common for all of them. Understanding and acknowledging this commonality is a critical first step if we hope to overcome bitter political divisions. How can we come together and build a better and stronger America for all? What might our next steps be? Who could lead the way? It may not be easy to answer these questions, but let's start this conversation. Documents for this event, including a Taxonomy and the lecture transcript, can be found on our website: http://www.humanists.org/blog/2018-01-21/ After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time visitors and students. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanistcommsv/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/HumanistCommSV/ Website: http://www.humanists.org/blog/ Videos of previous forums: https://vimeo.com/hcsv/ To continue our forum series, please consider making a donation or becoming a member ( http://www.humanists.org/blog/membership/ ) of the Humanist Community. Shop for everyone on your gift list this holiday at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-6173979 ( https://smile.amazon.com/gp/f.html?C=GHX59XMR10T2&K=1QO5ZGJZWJKP&M=urn:rtn:msg:2017110615022155a60584fc5341859a9b66d8d800p0na&R=1NYD4F9FW46A7&T=C&U=http%3A%2F%2Fsmile.amazon.com%2Fch%2F94-6173979&A=CQN7NYAHRNC4ON6PCTWJBACYZUGA&H=QPDY4SG60NMGAKLM0V0D4TOW650A ) and Amazon donates to Humanist Community.

Humanist House

1180 Coleman Ave. · San Jose, CA

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What we're about

Public Group

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 at Humanist House at 1180 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA 95110 from 11am until 12:15pm. MAP (https://www.google.com/maps/place/1180+Coleman+Ave,+San+Jose,+CA+95110/@37.3565365,-121.9336501,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x808fcbbb412d3471:0x2adef447afc78019!8m2!3d37.3565365!4d-121.9314614?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjlqq3GmuPPAhXCNqwKHYy1BwcQ8gEIHTAA)

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, a meeting of The Ruth Bader Ginsburg Women's Group on the third Saturday at 2pm, 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 Debbie). 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!

Note: Humanist House, ‘A place for all of us’ (our community center at 1180 Coleman Ave., San Jose, CA), is available for rental. There is a special rate for secular or like-minded group events, meetings and classes. We do ask that you mention "Humanist House, "A Place for All of Us"", in your announcements and advertising.

See you soon!

Brian

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