June 21, 2014 - World Humanist Day & Summer Solstice

We will be celebrating World Humanist Day and the summer solstice on June 21st. We plan to show a series of five very short films with a humanist theme. These short films follow five individuals from Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Namibië, Turkey, and China who shape their lives, regardless of governmental or other extrinsic powers. In enacting this important humanist value, these individuals bring about an emancipatory process in their home countries.

We are also encouraging everyone to try to bring something that may represent the freethought/humanist community in some manner that you may personally have or something that has been relevant in your own quest for truth. Basically, think of us participating in a bit of a freethought show & tell. Maybe you'll want to bring a song, a sticker, a gift you've received, a token, a book or something else that has relevance.

You are welcome to bring a snack to share if you'd like.

Anyone who would like to bring items to fill backpacks for our June backpacks for the homeless is also welcome to bring them. We can exchange items to make the best backpacks we can and to help reduce overall costs.

When: Saturday, June 21st from 10 am -  Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

June 19th, 2014 - HDG Booth at GJ Farmers Market

Humanists Doing Good will have a booth at the first Grand Junction Farmers Market of the year. Everyone is invited to stop by to learn more about our organizations or humanism. If you would like to volunteer to help with our booth, please let us know. Volunteers interact with people who stop by the booth and often assist with setting up and taking down everything. We are happy to train any willing volunteers on how we run the booth and new ideas are always welcomed. You can play a part in helping us to connect with other nonreligious individuals and in helping us raise awareness about humanism and our organization's efforts.

Free parking is available in the parking structure on Rood during the farmers market.

Click here to RSVP to volunteer on our meetup site.

When: Thursday, June 19th starting at 5:30 pm (setup begins at 4:00 pm)

Where: Main Street

Jun. 7th, 2014 - UniversiTea with Guest Speakers

We're excited to announce our new primary meeting location at the Garden Room of The Commons. We'd like to invite everyone to come and see our new location and join us for UniversiTea with two guest speakers. What is UniversiTea? It's an opportunity for intellectual and often philosophical discussion on challenging topics in a relaxed environment over a cup of tea (and sometimes snacks). Local speech and debate stars, Zoë Ray and Wade Toothaker, will be performing speeches for us to seed the discussion. Zoë will perform a hilarious comedic response to Christopher Hitchens' claim that women aren't funny (http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2007/01/hitchens200701). Wade will speak about the decline of American society. After the speeches we will then discuss the topics raised.

We'll provide a variety of hot teas for everyone and people are welcome to bring treats to share with others.

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

When: Saturday, June 7th at 10:00 am

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road)

How to find our new meeting location:

The Garden Room is located on the west side of The Commons building at 625 27 1/2 Road. The easiest way to find the Garden Room is to turn down Hermosa Ave. as you reach The Commons and pull into the south parking lot. You will see the Garden Room marked on the left side of the building from the parking lot.