Secular Humanist Society of New YorkHumanism is the philosophy of life guided by reason and science, freed from religious and secular dogmas, motivated by an appreciation of life and the lives of others, seeking to reach goals of human happiness, freedom and understanding on this earth, in this life. SHSNY is an Affiliated Local Group of the Council for Secular Humanism, and a Charter Chapter of the American Humanist Association.
Fifth Annual SHSNY Day of Reason BrunchSunday, May 5th, 12 Noon, at historic Pete's Tavern 129 East 18 Street (at Irving Place)
Brunch, Presentation & Discussion
with guest speaker Sheila Reynertson
Advocacy Coordinator, the MergerWatch Program
"Protecting Women's Healthcare Rights and Access"
Ms. Reynertson coordinates advocacy campaigns in communities facing loss of vital services due to the introduction of health restrictions based on religious doctrine in hospitals, clinics, health plans and pharmacies. Her presentation will open with a new 14-minute documentary that explains how real patients and the physicians are negatively affected by proposed mergers of secular and religious hospitals in which the secular institution takes on religious restrictions. The film offers examples of workable "creative solutions" that MergerWatch helped to bring about to save access to health case, and also demonstrates how a community can defeat a religious/secular merger. Spritied (we're sure) discussion to follow. Brunch is $25 for your choice of 11 entrees, one drink (Bloody Mary, Mimosa, etc.), coffee or tea, including all taxes and tips. The room only holds 50, and this event will be a sellout! PRE-PAYMENT IS STRONGLY ADVISED! Use your credit card or paypal to prepay.
Or mail your check, made out to "SHSNY", to:
SHSNY, PO Box 7661, FDR Station, New York, NY 10150-7661.
Questions? Call 212-308-2165, and leave a call-back number.
Fifth Annual Darwin Day and SHSNY 25th Anniversary BanquetOn Saturday, February 16th, we celebrated Darwin Day and SHSNY's 25th Anniversary.
Humanism 101 Study GroupThe purpose of Humanism 101 is to offer a humanist education program for the membership and friends of SHSNY, for our friends at the Community Church of New York (CCNY), and for the larger New York City freethought community. It is open to all who are interested in studying humanist history, philosophy, ethics, ideas, and ideals. This is a free monthly study group running six to eight months. For details, see the Humanism 101 web page.
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