The Humanists of Minnesota offers an increasing variety of programming for our members and friends. Our goal is to provide many opportunities for social connection, ethical development, educational inquiry, societal critique and cultural pursuits in a supportive community that celebrates life in the here and now.
This all-star all-day conference is co-sponsored by Humanists of MN and MN Atheists. Come hear best-selling author Susan Jacoby and other renowned leaders in the humanist and atheist communities. Plus, we'll have break-out workshops, lunch and dinner socializing, book signings, a silent auction and networking with fellow freethinkers.
You must register through the MN Atheist website using this link.
Susan Jacoby - Best-selling author, scholar, and former Washington Post reporter. Her work has explored law, religion, medicine, aging, women's rights, and political dissent. Her most recent book about Robert Ingersoll was made available in paperback in February.
Rebecca Watson - Skeptical female activist and founder of the Skepchick blog. She is a popular speaker around the world on topics about atheism, feminism, skepticism, and science. PZ Myers - Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Minnesota in Morris. He is the author of the world-famous science-atheist blog Pharyngula, which can be found on Freethought Blogs and Science Blogs. His recently published book is titled The Happy Atheist.
Dan Barker - Dan served as an associate pastor in three churches, and was a protestant missionary in Mexico. He publicly came out as an atheist in 1984. He’s the author of several freethought books and is currently the co-president of Freedom from Religion Foundation.
Debbie Goddard - Director of African Americans for Humanism, a program of the Council for Secular Humanism, and the director of Outreach at the Center for Inquiry-Transnational. She participated with and helped organize freethought groups and is involved with LGBT activism.
Humanists of Minnesota in conjunction with Minnesota Atheists celebrate the winter solstice, the natural universe and the art of human song with delicious food, good friends and exciting entertainment.
Participate in our fundraiser for Bridge for Youth by bringing contributions of cash, check or items from their wish list. (See flyer for suggestions.)
5:00pm Social Hour (cash bar)6:00pm Dinner7:00pm Entertainment
Dinner and Entertainment $35/person -- reservations requiredEntertainment only $10/person -- pay at the door
Complete on-line registration and payment below, or print out form here. For questions, contact Brad Bolin at 612-600-7352.
All entrees include a garden salad, seasonal vegetables, coffee, hot tea, rolls and dessert of cream cheese carrot cake.
Note: To purchase more than one meal, add the first one to the cart, then click 'Continue Shopping' on the following page. You'll then have the opportunity to add additional meal options. No PayPal account is required for purchase.
June 8th, 201310:00am--2:30pmFirst Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
Author and activist, David Niose, is the featured speaker at the Nonbeliever Nation Workshop: The Rise of Secularism in Minnesota. Currently Niose is president of the Washington DC based Secular Coalition for America, and formerly, president of the American Humanist Association. The workshop is sponsored by the First Unitarian Society Bookstore in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
Join fellow humanists, atheists, skeptics and freethinkers to listen to and engage with David Niose, a staunch advocate for church/state separation and the rights of nontheists. The secular community here in Minnesota, like other states, is represented by a number of distinct freethought organizations. Through Niose's presentation and ensuing discussions, we can take stock of the role each group plays in fostering a secular society and consider what we might do collaboratively toward that end.
There is a morning session and an afternoon session. Lunch will be provided for $10 (pizza, vegies, beverage, dessert). If you can't come to the entire workshop, attend one session as you are able. Here's the schedule for day.
10:00am Registration & Refreshments
10:30am Promoting and Defending Secularism
David Niose, Secular Coalition for America
Response: Perspectives from Local Freethought Leaders
12 noon Lunch $10/person 1:00pm Coalition Building:
Growing Visibility, Protecting Rights
David Niose, Secular Coalition for America Response: Perspectives from Local Freethought Leaders
2:30pm Secular Coailtion for America conference-call-in
All workshop participants are welcome to stay for a conference-call-in with Secular Coalition for America D.C. organizers. Exploratory steps are being taken to form a Minnesota chapter of the SCA.