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

2014 Colorado Secular Conference

You can now purchase tickets for the 2014 Colorado Secular Conference taking place August 15th - 17th in Aurora. Check out the website for full details at http://www.cosecularconference.org

There is a fantastic lineup of speakers and presenters including:

Seth Andrews - The Thinking Atheist
Greta Christina - Author and Atheist Activist
Jamila Bey - Journalist & Radio Host
Matt Dillahunty - The Atheist Experience TV Program
Hemant Mehta - The Friendly Atheist
Rebecca Hale - President of the American Humanist Association
Fred Edwords - National Director of UnitedCoR
Mikey Weinstein - President of Military Religious Freedom Foundation
Candice Gorham - Founder and Author of the Ebony Exodus Project
Mandisa Thomas - President of Black Nonbelievers
David Tamayo - President of Hispanic American Freethinkers
Amanda Metskas - Executive Director of Camp Quest
August Brunsman - Executive Director of the Secular Student Alliance
Marvin Straus - Local Atheist Legend and a Founder of COCORE

Andrea Steele-Meyer - Freethought Film Festival Foundation -
Mini Filmfest
Raul Martinez - Comedian, “The God”
Thea Deley - Comedian, “Jesus Loves You! (but hates me)
Steve Hill - Comedian
Church of the Nones - Comedy Troupe
Sunday Assembly Denver
The Music of Pale Blue
Also, Camp Quest Colorado, Hosting a Mini Camp for Kids