NOSHA

New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
Event Calendar

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Movie Screening - "I Am Not Your Negro"

  • When: Thursday, February 23, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
  • The Broad Theater, 636 North Broad, New Orleans, LA view map

We know it's a Mardi Gras night, but this film seemed like one that secular humanists shouldn't miss. The film starts at 7:30pm, however we suggest arriving early in case there is a longer than expected line for tickets.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, "Remember This House." The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of Baldwin's death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of this manuscript. Filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished.

The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

Whatever you think about the past and future of what used to be called “race relations” this movie will make you think again, and may even change your mind.   ~A. O. Scott, The New York Times

 

Last Supper Dinner Club - March

  • When: Thursday, March 09, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
  • Nirvana Indian Cuisine, 4308 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA view map

Dine with Deniers!

But there is no denying that buffet night is one of our favorites! Carnivores and vegetarians alike, there's something for everyone here. And you'll just be about recovered from your Mardi Gras hangover and ready for a night out with your faithful, yet faithless friends.

You can check out the menu here: http://insidenirvana.com/

Please keep your RSVP updated to help us make sure that we have enough seats and good service! (And join our Meetup group so you can sign up for all of our activities.) 

 

Bag It - Is Your Life Too Plastic?

  • When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? is an American documentary film exposing the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise, and its effects on land ecosystems, the marine environment, and the human body.

We'll screen the film and members of the local organization "No Waste NOLA" will be on hand to discuss more issues and answer questions.

 

Volunteering with Second Harvest Foodbank - April

  • When: Saturday, April 01, 2017 @ 10:30 am
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

It’s time to volunteer again! 

One of our most popular and well-attended activities as a group has been working with the Second Harvest organization where we sort and box donated food for families in need in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. 

We are thankful for the efforts of NOSHA board member Glenn Pearl who has been our contact person, setting up our volunteer shifts and keeping us involved. 

√ The warehouse is not climate controlled so please dress accordingly. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are acceptable. It should be cooler, so come prepared.

√ Outside work is un-shaded, we have sunscreen available, but it is recommended to bring sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun protection.

√ YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Anyone wearing flip-flops or sandals will not be permitted to work the shift.

√ Cold water bottles are available for all volunteers.

√ Minimum age to volunteer at Second Harvest is 9 years old.

 

The Thinking Atheist Comes To New Orleans!

  • When: Saturday, May 20, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Seth Andrews, the host and creator of The Thinking Atheist online community, podcast and Youtube channel, is bringing his speaking tour to New Orleans! He is the author of the self-published books Deconverted and Sacred Cows. Prior to his atheist activism, he was a fundamentalist Christian and had a ten-year career as a Christian radio host.

 

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