NOSHA

New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
2006 Archive Event Calendar

NOSHA December 2006 Meeting

When: Saturday, December 16, 2006 @ 7:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

NOSHA will meet next on December 16 at 2 PM at the Old Metairie Branch of the Jefferson Parish Library which is located at 2350 Metairie Road. At that meeting we will view Part I of the BBC series "The Root of All Evil" featuring Richard Dawkins. Part I is called "The God Delusion" which is also the title of Dawkins' new best-seller.

The NOSHA meeting on December 16 will include the required General Membership annual meeting, to provide for election of Directors and other matters. If any member would like to be considered for nomination to the Board, contact Harry Greenberger in advance, as we cannot exceed the number of Directors allowed in our bylaws. Also contact Harry if you have an item you would like placed on the agenda.

NOSHA will meet on the fourth Saturday in January (Jan. 27). The program for that meeting will be announced soon.

 

November 2006 NOSHA Meeting

When: Saturday, November 18, 2006 @ 7:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Our speaker will be Bill Sierichs. Bill is a NOSHA member and is in the final stages of preparation for his book on the history of Christianity.

The title of his talk will be "The Christian Origin of Racism, Slavery and the Civil War" with an emphasis on some Louisiana Christians' roles in this subject. Bill's bio: Bill Sierichs Jr. is a native of Hopewell, Va., who attended Virginia Tech (as a would-be engineer) and LSU, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism. He has worked as a reporter or copy editor, and occasional columnist, on newspapers in Jackson, Miss.; Monroe, La.; Shreveport, La.; and Texarkana, Texas. He is now a copy editor on The Advocate in Baton Rouge, La. He has won a mix of awards for investigative reporting, spot news reporting, editorial column writing and headline writing from the La.-Miss. Associated Press, Louisiana Press Association and various Texas and Arkansas journalism associations.

NOSHA will also meet on December 16. At that meeting we will view Part I of the BBC series "The Root of All Evil" featuring Richard Dawkins. Part I is called "The God Delusion" which is also the title of Dawkins' new best-seller.

The NOSHA meeting on December 16 will include the required General Membership annual meeting, to provide for election of Directors and other matters. If any member would like to be considered for nomination to the Board, contact Harry Greenberger in advance, as we cannot exceed the number of Directors allowed in our bylaws. Also contact Harry if you have an item you would like placed on the agenda.

 

NOSHA November Meetup

When: Saturday, October 21, 2006 @ 6:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Our speaker will be Dr. Stanley I. Goldberg.

The title of this talk is "A Non-technical Talk on Origin of Life Research" Stan is a NOSHA member and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at UNO. He has conducted original research on prebiotic conditions and the formation of chemicals that may have been important in the origin of the first cells.

 

New Orleans Secular Humanist September Meeting

When: Saturday, September 23, 2006 @ 6:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Our speaker will be Heather Hall, Director of the Louisiana Justice Coalition. The title of my talk her talk is "System in Shambles: Public Defense in Louisiana".

The Louisiana Justice Coalition is a broad based coalition of organizations united by the belief that the kind of trial an individual receives should not be determined by the amount of money he or she has. Through public education and media outreach, the Louisiana Justice Coalition promotes the creation and implementation of a new system of public defense in Louisiana. For more information check out their website: www.lajusticecoalition.org

NOSHA will also meet on October 21 at the regular time and place. Our speaker will be Dr. Stanley I. Goldberg. The title of this talk is "A Non-technical Talk on Origin of Life Research" Stan is a NOSHA member and Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at UNO. He has conducted original research on prebiotic conditions and the formation of chemicals that may have been important in the origin of the first cells.

To get to the library from I-10 exit at Bonnabel and go south to Metairie Road. Turn right on Metairie Road. The library is on the left in about 1/2 mile.

For more information, see http://www.lajusticecoalition.org;

 

New Orleans Secular Humanist August 2006 Meetup...

When: Saturday, August 19, 2006 @ 6:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Our speaker will be Jessica Goldfinch. Jessica is a local artist and humanist. "Humanizing the deity and other such matters of life and death" is the topic of her talk.

Ms. Goldfinch will show slides of her work and discuss the conceptual meaning behind the works, concentrating on their relationship to science, religion and Freud's theories of the uncanny.


The Old Metairie Branch of the Jefferson Parish Library is located at
2350 Metairie Road. From I-10 exit at Bonnabel and go south to where Bonnabel ends at Metairie Road.

Turn right on Metairie Road and proceed about 1/2 mile. The library is on the left with some parking immediately in front of the library. There is additional parking across the street. You may enter the meeting room without going through the library.


For more information, see http://nosha.secularhumanism.net/index.html;

 

New Orleans Secular Humanist Association July Meeting

When: Saturday, July 15, 2006 @ 6:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Our speakers will Dr. William J. Woessner and Dr. David L. Schultz. The topic of the discussion/forum will be “Intelligent Design or Natural Evolution?”

Dr. Woessner will speak for intelligent design and Dr. Schultz will speak for natural evolution. Questions will be entertained following the presentations. Dr. Woessner is a local physician and Dr. Schultz is an evolutionary biologist and NOSHA’s Vice President.

To get to the library from I-10 exit at Bonnabel and go south to Metairie Road. Turn right on Metairie Road. The library is on the left in about 1/2 mile. There is parking in front of the library.

For more information, see http://nosha.secularhumanism.net/index.html;

 

June 2006 NOSHA Meeting

When: Saturday, June 17, 2006 @ 6:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Our speakers will Glen and Gigi Sandberg.

The title of their talk will be "Gee Whiz! What impressed us at the AAAS Annual Meeting, 16-20 February 2006 in St. Louis, Missouri."

AAAS is the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, the premier scientific organization in the United States.

The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is dedicated to raising the awareness of people of the Gulf Coast region to the ideals and values of secular humanism.

We are an affiliate of the Council for Secular Humanism, a member of the Alliance of Secular Humanist Societies, Associate of the American Humanist Association, an affiliate of American Atheists, and member of the Atheist Alliance International.

We reject efforts to denigrate human intelligence, to seek to explain the world in supernatural terms, and to look outside nature for salvation. We believe in enjoying life here and now and in developing our creative talents to their fullest.

We believe in the common moral decencies: altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness, responsibility. Humanist ethics are amenable to critical, rational guidance. Normative standards exist that we discover together. Moral principles are tested by their consequences.

We affirm humanism as a realistic alternative to theologies of despair and ideologies of violence and as a source of rich personal significance and genuine satisfaction in the service to others. We believe in the fullest realization of the best and noblest that we are capable of as human beings.


For more information, see http://nosha.secularhumanism.net/index.html;

 

April 2006 NOSHA Meeting!

When: Saturday, April 15, 2006 @ 6:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

Join us for Easter weekend with the members of the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association meeting.

Looking forward to hearing what ideas you have to future meetings and topics for meetings!

For more information, see http://nosha.secularhumanism.net/index.html;

 

The Southeast Louisiana Universist March Meetup

When: Saturday, March 18, 2006 @ 7:00 pm
Old Metairie Branch--Jefferson Parish Library, 2350 Metairie Road, Metairie, LA view map

While we build a group around the Universist movement, I am encouraging everyone in the meantime to join the regular monthly meetings of the New Orleans Secular Humanist Association.

NOSHA holds many similar philosophies and interests, so you will meet quite a few kindred spirits. And we'll have a handout about Universism that will help answer questions and spur discussion.

For more information, see http://nosha.secularhumanism.net/index.html;

 

The Southeast Louisiana Universist March Meetup

When: Friday, March 03, 2006 @ 1:00 am
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This will be the very first Meetup for The Southeast Louisiana Universist Meetup Group!

We'll use the time to get to know each other, talk about being Universists, and discuss what we want out of our Meetups.

Please feel free to email me with any suggestions you might have for our first meeting. Invite your friends and do some research about the Universist Movement. I can't wait to meet you all and share ideas with you.

See you on March 2!