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THE MISSION OF THE HUMANISTS OF GREATER PORTLAND is to create a thriving local community that promotes and acts upon the ideals of Humanism.

"Humanism" is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.

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Sunday Meeting: "Portland Clean Air”

Friendly House

Greg Bourget reviews the Portland industries currently most dangerous to human health and what can be done about them. Portland Clean Air uses data from government agencies to monitor equipment that identifies sources of air pollution. Mr. Bourget is Executive Director and Lead Researcher for Portland Clean Air. He has a BA in Political Science and has worked in many social justice organizations. We make it worth your while to get up early on Sunday morning! Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism: • Human Well-Being • Science and Reason • Secularism • Humanities, Culture, and Morality Sunday HGP programs: for info, follow the link (below; and left) to the main HGP website home page, find the "Next Speaker" announcement on the left; for past programs and future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left of that page: http://www.portlandhumanists.org/ Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website. All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted. Join us -- and bring a friend!

Sunday Meeting: "Solar Energy for Electric Transportation”

Presentation by John Patterson. The case for solar powered electric transportation is compelling, cost effective, and doable. “Mr. Sun” tells us how to go about it. John Patterson has served as President of the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association and Chair of the Citizens Utility Board. He has been instrumental in passing key renewable energy legislation on the state and federal level in America. He has recently built a solar powered electric bicycle. We make it worth your while to get up early on Sunday morning! Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism: • Human Well-Being • Science and Reason • Secularism • Humanities, Culture, and Morality Sunday HGP programs: for info, follow the link (below; and left) to the main HGP website home page, find the "Next Speaker" announcement on the left; for past programs and future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left of that page: http://www.portlandhumanists.org/ Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website. All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted. Join us -- and bring a friend!

Sunday Meeting Online: "The Willamette Meteorite”

Friendly House

[Instructions for viewing presentations: follow this link to read our sponsoring group’s website article, “Sunday meetings have moved online”: portlandhumanists.org ] Dr. Melinda Hutson discusses the discovery of the Willamette meteorite and the controversies surrounding it in the context of meteorites in general and Oregon meteorites in particular. Melinda Hutson is the curator of the Cascadia Meteorite Laboratory at Portland State University. She is married to the lab’s Director and together they have been doing research on meteorites since 1983. We make it worth your while to get up early on Sunday morning! Programs are presented in four broad areas relevant to Humanism: • Human Well-Being • Science and Reason • Secularism • Humanities, Culture, and Morality Sunday HGP programs: for info, follow the link (below; and left) to the main HGP website home page, find the "Next Speaker" announcement on the left; for past programs and future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left of that page: http://www.portlandhumanists.org/ Find more information about the Humanists of Greater Portland by clicking on the sponsor link at the left side of the webpage, then check out the full calendar of activities on HGP's main website. All Meetup fees are paid by our sponsor through your memberships; donations toward the work of HGP are gratefully accepted.

Now Online: Humanists Happy Hour in Gresham

McMenamins Highland Pub & Brewery

We now are doing virtual happy hour every 2 weeks via Zoom. Please see the CFI Secular Humanist of East Portland on Meetup. Thanks.

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