Our 10 AM Main Event:
Maggie Ardiente of the national AHA group speaks on "Atheist Discrimination."
“Atheist Discrimination: The Strange (and Serious) Ways Nonbelievers Are Mistreated.” Studies show that atheists are the least trusted minority group in the United States. As a result, humanists and other nonbelievers have been subject to various forms of discrimination, from bullying in classrooms to loss of jobs. Maggie Ardiente of the American Humanist Association (AHA) highlights such mistreatment by citing cases that range from the strange to the serious and she argues that the right to be “without a god” is the new civil rights movement. Maggie Ardiente is the director of development and communications at the AHA.
--- Other Sunday Morning Events ---
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/Reason Secularism Humanities, Culture, and Morality Sun @ HGP program details -- for this week's speaker follow this link and read the "Next Speaker" announcement on the HGP website home page, left side; for future speakers and activities, click on the "Calendar" button, upper left:
Sunday Morning Schedule:
8:45 Early Bird discussion, choose topic by consensus (Garden Room)
9:45 Children join parents in East Room for simulcast
9:45 Coffee, juice and cookies (Arts and Crafts Room)
10:00 Main program, weekly speakers on topics of interest to Humanists (Keeston Room)
10:05 Humanist discussion, each week a different theme (Garden Room)
11:30 AfterThoughts: engage the speaker over light snacks (Arts and Crafts Room)
11:45 Classes, discussions, musicians, committees meet until 1:00 PM
12:15 Lunch at nearby eatery, all are welcome!
Be sure to peruse our humanist library while you're here -- books available to lend upon HGP membership.
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!