Oct. 20th, 2013 - UniversiTea: Patriotism & Nationalism

UniversiTea is a chance to discuss often challenging and philosophical questions over a cup of tea in a relaxed and comfortable environment. We dim the lights and let the conversation flow where it would like to go.

Our topic for this UniversiTea will be patriotism and nationalism. Are these concepts possibly anti-Humanist? What are some of the pros and cons to these concepts and what effects do they have on our society? Our goal will be to explore several concepts surrounding patriotism and nationalism.

People are encouraged to bring a snack or treat to share. We will provide the tea.

When: Sunday, October 20th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Mesa Mall Community Room (external entrance located between Cabelas and JCPenney, see photo below)

Oct. 12th, 2013 - Touring Wineries

Humanists Doing Good will be touring several local wineries in the Palisade area. We'll sample wines and see the sights. At Theresa's Vineyards (aka Colterris) we'll take a guided tour that consists of seeing the orchards, the vineyard, packaging facility, a brief video, an amazing view overlooking the river and more. This guided tour is carried out mostly while on motorized carts. Wine tasting at this location is $2 per person. The guided tour only takes place if the weather permits. After the guided tour, we will visit other local wineries in the general area. Join us for a great time out and to sample some of what our valley has to offer.

We would like to carpool as much as possible both to and during the event to minimize congestion and to make use of our designated drivers.

Call 970-623-2598 to RSVP or RSVP online at the following address: http://www.meetup.com/Humanists-Doing-Good/events/138599392/

When: Oct. 5th at 1:00 pm

Where: Theresa's Vineyards (aka Colterris) 3548 E 1/2 Road

Oct. 5th, 2013 - Special Event: Targets of Discrimination

Join us for special presentations and speakers who will be addressing targets of discrimination in modern society. Dr. Kathleen Hynes from the American Civil Liberties Union will be our featured speaker and will be traveling to Grand Junction for this special event. She will focus on discrimination against immigrants and LGBT communities.

Ashlee Bingham, president of the Colorado Mesa Univeristy Secular Student Alliance will present information about discrimination against the nonreligious.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Slope will present information about discrimination against people with mental illnesses.

Groups that are working together to make this event possible include Humanists Doing Good, American Civil Liberties Union, Colorado Mesa Secular Student Alliance, National Alliance on Mental Illness Western Slope, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Grand Valley, and the Hispanic Affairs Project.

Admission is free with donations accepted at the door.

For more information about this event and the speakers, you can visit the following webpage: http://www.HumanistsDoingGood.org/targets/home.htm

Click here to RSVP online via the Humanists Doing Good meetup site or call 970-623-2598 to RSVP.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5th from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Where: Colorado Mesa University's Houston Hall, Room 138