Event Calendar

 
Sep
19
Thu
Secular Humanists Discussion And Debate @ Student Unions Building, University of Alberta
Sep 19 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

**THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY THE SECULAR HUMANISTS OF ALBERTA**

Student’s Union Building, in the lounge.  They will be set up at a table or sofa area, with the secular humanists logo on display.

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals.

Please RSVP to the meetup group if you are attending, as they are limited to numbers due to the nature of the space.

Discussions and Debates

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

Student Space,
Students Union Building 8900 114 St Edmonton, al

6 Humanists Went

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals. Please note at this time we are capping the attendance to these meetings. If you cannot make it please adjust …

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Sep
21
Sat
Highway Cleanup @ Blackjack's Roadhouse
Sep 21 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.

Our section of the QE II is the east side of the road, just north of Highway 625.

Meeting Location:
South end of the Sparrow Drive Service Road in Nisku at the cul-de-sac just south of the Blackjacks Roadhouse. When you turn into the dirt road, Blackjacks is in front of you, turn left to the end of that road where the billboards are.

GPS: 53.338802,-113.544435 http://goo.gl/maps/Rdxuh

SEA will supply:
Safety vests (but please bring one if you have one)
Water
Garbage Bags

Volunteers should bring:
Ski pole, or stick with nail on end to pick up garbage
Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses – be prepared for the weather
Bug spray
Work gloves/thick gardening gloves (latex gloves are not suitable)

Sep
22
Sun
Highway Cleanup @ Blackjack's Roadhouse
Sep 22 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.

Our section of the QE II is the east side of the road, just north of Highway 625.

Meeting Location:
South end of the Sparrow Drive Service Road in Nisku at the cul-de-sac just south of the Blackjacks Roadhouse. When you turn into the dirt road, Blackjacks is in front of you, turn left to the end of that road where the billboards are.

GPS: 53.338802,-113.544435 http://goo.gl/maps/Rdxuh

SEA will supply:
Safety vests (but please bring one if you have one)
Water
Garbage Bags

Volunteers should bring:
Ski pole, or stick with nail on end to pick up garbage
Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses – be prepared for the weather
Bug spray
Work gloves/thick gardening gloves (latex gloves are not suitable)

Sep
24
Tue
Trivia Night @ Sherlock Holmes
Sep 24 @ 8:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Sherlock Holmes runs a trivia night on Tuesdays, join our team ”The Heathens”!

 

Sep
29
Sun
Family Breakfast @ Albert's Family Restuarant, Bonnie Doon Mall
Sep 29 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Bacon, on a Sunday.

Oct
1
Tue
Monthly Round Table @ Jasper Place Library
Oct 1 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

TOPIC:
Come discuss the state of public education in our province under the UCP government. We’ll talk about the MacKinnon Report and changes made by the Minister of Education to remove the word ‘Public’ from our school boards.

What do these things mean? What cuts can we expect based on the recommendations in the report, and what things have school boards been doing pre-emptively in order to prepare? How does this tie into religious schools, and funding?

Jasper Place Library, Meadowlark area

 

We meet afterwards for drinks and continued conversation, starting around 9pm.

Pub Night @ Brewsters
Oct 1 @ 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM

Join us after round table for continued discussion and drinks.

Oct
3
Thu
Secular Humanists Discussion And Debate @ Student Unions Building, University of Alberta
Oct 3 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

**THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY THE SECULAR HUMANISTS OF ALBERTA**

Student’s Union Building, in the lounge.  They will be set up at a table or sofa area, with the secular humanists logo on display.

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals.

Please RSVP to the meetup group if you are attending, as they are limited to numbers due to the nature of the space.

Discussions and Debates

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

Student Space,
Students Union Building 8900 114 St Edmonton, al

6 Humanists Went

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals. Please note at this time we are capping the attendance to these meetings. If you cannot make it please adjust …

Check out this Meetup →

Oct
6
Sun
Coffee Night @ Second Cup
Oct 6 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Coffee, tea and great conversation!  A great event for newcomers.

Oct
11
Fri
Secular Ethics @ Stony Plain Library
Oct 11 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

**NOT HOSTED BY THE SEA**

Reviewing chapters from the book GETTING RIGHTS RIGHT by Robert MacQuarrie.

 

Discuss how we are ethical people outside of organized religion, all respectful voices are welcome.

6:30- 8:00pm

Oct
17
Thu
Secular Humanists Discussion And Debate @ Student Unions Building, University of Alberta
Oct 17 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

**THIS EVENT IS HOSTED BY THE SECULAR HUMANISTS OF ALBERTA**

Student’s Union Building, in the lounge.  They will be set up at a table or sofa area, with the secular humanists logo on display.

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals.

Please RSVP to the meetup group if you are attending, as they are limited to numbers due to the nature of the space.

Discussions and Debates

Thursday, Apr 18, 2019, 7:00 PM

Student Space,
Students Union Building 8900 114 St Edmonton, al

6 Humanists Went

An evening of lively intelligent conversations. Feel free to suggest a humanist topic for an ice breaker. The topics flow naturally after we get started. Each meeting is uniquely enjoyable with the diverse crowd of like-minded individuals. Please note at this time we are capping the attendance to these meetings. If you cannot make it please adjust …

Check out this Meetup →

Oct
19
Sat
Dinner and Drinks @ Pub 1905, Jasper Ave
Oct 19 @ 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM

Dinner and drinks, great conversation. Come join us!

 

Oct
22
Tue
Trivia Night @ Sherlock Holmes
Oct 22 @ 8:45 PM – 11:00 PM

Sherlock Holmes runs a trivia night on Tuesdays, join our team ”The Heathens”!

 

Oct
27
Sun
Family Breakfast @ Albert's Family Restuarant, Bonnie Doon Mall
Oct 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Bacon, on a Sunday.

Oct
30
Wed
Book Club – with Westwood Unitarian
Oct 30 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The FreeThinker Book club meets in the basement of the Westwood Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM on the last Wednesday of the month from Oct-April. The format varies but typically begins with a round table check-in and first reactions to the book. This is followed by a free ranging discussion, triggered by questions from other members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari

Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel , Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one.
Us.
Homo Sapiens .
How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come?
In Sapiens , Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical — and sometimes devastating — breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come?
Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power…and our future

 

All invited, 7:00 PM April 24th in the Church basement!

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