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Welcome to the NOSHA book club where we read books that have been banned (taken from a list by the American Library Association).
Our October selection for discussion is Fahrenheit 451, "... a 1953 dystopian novel by American writer Ray Bradbury. Often regarded as one of his best works, the novel presents a future American society where books are outlawed and "firemen" burn any that are found. The book's tagline explains the title as "the temperature at which book paper catches fire, and burns": the autoignition temperature of paper."
**If you find that your schedule changes after reserving your space, please mark yourself as "Not Going" so that another person can take your place.**
Dr. Rodney Shackelford will discuss a simple overview of isolation especially as related to animal and human health studies. Then a more speculative part about what it may mean for society as it relates to violence towards women and things such as mass shootings.
Our speaker will be pathologist Rodney Shackleford, DO, PhD, with an interest in biopsychology and 70 research publications. He has made several presentations over the years for NOSHA.
Dr. Shackleford works at the University of South Alabama on renal pathology. His areas of specialty include gastrointestinal and liver pathology and molecular pathology.
Dr. Shackelford graduated with honors from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003.
Here's to another monthly "Last Supper"!
We can order and pay separately at NOHSC, so it works well for a larger group. For those who want lighter fare, they have some excellent dinner salads. Casual conversation with a good crowd!
If you find that you can't attend, please be considerate to the other members and change your RSVP to 'NO' as soon as possible, so your spot is available for someone else and we can have accurate numbers for the restaurant.
**NOTE LOCATION: New Orleans
We took a break because of the summer flare-up of Covid, but after some travel and other activities, we expect to be back in good form when everyone is into the fall groove. Pumpkin spice and Halloween are just around the corner!
Our monthly Freethinkers Fika is a small, friendly social gathering for humanists, atheists, agnostics, and freethinkers to engage in free discussion with like-minded others in a coffee-shop atmosphere.
Secular Humanism is a philosophy that seeks to make sense of the world using science, reason, and shared values; we reject attempts to explain the world in supernatural terms. This philosophy forms the basis for our affiliation in NOSHA, and thus will necessarily inform the perspective from which topics are discussed.
The Fika is not a formal moderated discussion or debate; attendees can raise whatever issues they wish to discuss. The only requirement is that we all treat each other with courtesy and respect, even if disagreements arise. We do want to include everyone who wishes to speak in our discussions, so individuals are discouraged from dominating conversation to the exclusion of others. Attacks or proselytization will not be permitted.
++We hold this event in a small private room, which means space is limited. Therefore, we ask that you are serious with your RSVP, and update it on Meetup if your attendance status changes.