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This has become an enjoyable social activity organized by NOSHA board member William Gautreaux. Bring your enthusiasm, your topics and your willingness to listen to your freethinking friends! "Fika", a valued social institution in Sweden, means taking a regular break to enjoy refreshments with your friends or colleagues. It's a great chance to visit with like-minded folks and discuss what is on everyone's mind.
Dine with the Deniers in 2019! New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Co. is one of our most popular locations in the history of the LSDC. They have a large menu, so you aren't restricted to hamburgers or seafood (see the menu here: http://www.nohsc.com/wp-content/uploads/ToGoMenu.pdf) *** Please update your RSVP if your plans change. It's very helpful for us to know how many folks are coming, not just for the restaurant seating, but for the folks on the waiting list. We check the RSVPs right up until the last minute, and it's never too late to exercise good manners and let us know.
February weekends are chock full of Mardi Gras activities, so we thought we'd sneak in a social event to celebrate Charles Darwin's 210th birthday! It's a chance to stop by, pop in and groom your fellow primates. We'll have birthday cake and you can buy drinks from the bar (including non-alcoholic, so don't let the location keep you from coming by.) It will be a low-key affair with a friendly "open house" feel. Come and go as you are. If you are feeling inspired, costume it! And if you're lucky, you might even evolve a little!
We are excited to have Mandisa Lateefah Thomas, founder and president of Black Nonbelievers Inc., as our March speaker. Thomas founded Black Nonbelievers, Inc. in 2011 as a secular fellowship. Its goals include eliminating stigma, increasing visibility, and providing support and networking opportunities around non-belief in the African-American community. She believes it is important to expand diversity within the black community to include people who challenge the effectiveness of the church and its doctrine, and who advocate for "more tangible, evidence-based solutions" to the challenges facing the community. Thomas has made interview appearances in media outlets including CBS News, WABE FM 90.1's "Closer Look", NPR's "Code Switch" podcast, and the Freedom From Religion Foundation's Freethought Radio program. She has been profiled in publications including Jet magazine and Playboy, and has written opinion pieces for outlets including CNN. In 2018, the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association awarded Thomas its "Person of the Year" award.