Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York

The Corliss Lamont Chapter of the American Humanist Association

2002 Schedule

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2002 SEASON

Happy Humanist. First
Tuesday
Third
Tuesday
Fifth
Tuesday
January (1) 15 (2) 29 (3)
Happy Humanist. Second
Tuesday
Fourth
Tuesday
  
  
February 12 (4) 26 (5)
March 12 (6) 26 (7)
April (8) 23 (9)
May 14 (10) 28 (11)
June 11 (12) 25 (13)
Happy Humanist. Second
Tuesday
   Fourth
Saturday
July (14)    27 (15)
Happy Humanist. Second
Tuesday
Fourth
Tuesday
  
August 13 (16) 27 (17)
September 10 (18) 24 (19)
October (20) 22 (21)
November 12 (22) 26 (23)
Happy Humanist.    Second
Thursday
December    12 (24)

(1) Tuesday, January 1, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street click here for map ] for dinner and conversation.

(2) Tuesday, January 15, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(3) Tuesday, January 29, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street. Chapter President Tom Riggins will give a presentation in honor of Thomas Paine's birthday.

(4) Tuesday, February 12, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street to celebrate (Charles) Darwin Day. We will show a video, originally aired on PBS, entitled "Evolution, Part 1: Darwin's Dangerous Idea", followed by a discussion and dinner.

(5) Tuesday, February 26, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(6) Tuesday, March 12, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation. Bring your own concerns to share with the group. Mary Beaty and Beth Lamont will report on happenings and progress at the United Nations.

If you enjoy the company of other Humanists, please consider offering your help to sustain the group. We desperately need volunteers to take responsibility for creating programs, and to find a most favorable meeting place; to send out newsletters; to carry on correspondence, especially with other freethinker groups; to contact new members; to place meeting notices in free newspapers and on radio; to maintain a membership list and collect dues. There is a myriad of other activities that would ensure our survival as a Humanist Chapter.

Imagine! We might even thrive and perform some tangible public service! Not just share information among ourselves and commiserate in our little closed circle. We need to be up and running: using our areas of agreement as a basis for, even a springboard for, action. What say you?

We could be offering helping hands, instead of just wringing our hands, concerned as we all are about the challenging and complicated situation in which we find ourselves as both patriotic citizens and critical thinkers.

(7) Tuesday, March 26, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM in the Kaufmann Theater at the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West at 79th Street click here for map ], for a program on Evolution and Education. Speaker is Eugenie C. Scott, Director of the National Center for Science Education, who will discuss the threatened invasion of "creation science" into the classroom under cover of "intelligent design," and the problems facing educators.

Those who have heard Ms. Scott on television promise this to be a lively program. The admission is $13.50. We need to make a group reservation, so if you wish to attend let us know on March 12th or call Beth Lamont before March 20th at (914) 588-5284. We will have dinner afterward.

(8) Tuesday, April 9, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM in the Kaufmann Theater at the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West at 79th Street for...(will cloning wonders never cease?)...Charles Darwin: Live and in Concert! Richard Milner, anthropologist-songwriter, performs his witty one-man musical about the life and times of Charles Darwin. Stephen Jay Gould says, "My favorite Darwin show." Tony Randall says, "Performed with skill and panache." Time Out New York says, "Smartest show in NY." Sounds like a great evening. We need to make reservations, as above, and admission is $13.50.

(9) Tuesday, April 23, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM in the Kaufmann Theater at the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West at 79th Street for a rousing debate on Evolution. Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine and Robert T. Pennock, author of Tower of Babel, will uphold the Evolution side. Moderator will be Ian Tattersal, Curator in the Museum's Division of Anthropology. Michael Behe and William Dembski are proponents of "Intelligent Design." We are now informed that Michael Shermer will be replaced by Kenneth Miller because of a scheduling conflict. Again, we must make reservations, as above. Admission is $13.50.

(10) Tuesday, May 14, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(11) Tuesday, May 28, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(12) Tuesday, June 11, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

Just a reminder ...
On Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 6:30 PM, a new freethought program will air on WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York City (99.5 MHz FM). Hosted by local humanists and atheists, Equal Time for Freethought will begin as a half-hour program with news, interviews, and commentary. Norn Allen, Jr., speaking on the subject of African-American humanism, will be the guest interviewee for the premier show.

WBAI is a progressive, community-based, advertisement-free radio station which is famous for its independent, alternative news, music, and talk programs — in particular, Amy Goodman's Democracy Now. Equal Time for Freethought will be a wonderful addition to their culturally diverse and intellectually rich programming.

More information is available on the Equal Time for Freethought Web site.

Half-Moon Foundation, Inc., sponsors of the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York Web site, is pleased to host a streaming audio archive of all past shows here.

Tune in Sundays at 6:30 PM for the show!

(13) Tuesday, June 25, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner, discussion, fellowship, and an update on Internet censorship, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the International Criminal Court.

(14) Tuesday, July 9, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(15) Saturday, July 27, 2002: We will take a trip to The Front Page Follies, a political cabaret downstairs at the Cornelia Street Cafe (29 Cornelia Street, 212 989-9319) in Greenwich Village click here for map ]. Doors open at 9 PM.

(16) Tuesday, August 13, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(17) Tuesday, August 27, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(18) Tuesday, September 10, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Fountain at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village click here for map ]. Washington Square will be the site of an all night vigil. The theme is called: NOT IN OUR NAME! It will be an appropriate place for a Humanist presence. Hope to see you there!

(19) Tuesday, September 24, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street to discuss arrangements for attending a rally, to be held Sunday afternoon, October 6, from 1 to 5 PM in Central Park, including perhaps setting up a leaflet table, etc. Additional information about the rally can be found on the Council of Ethics-Based Organizations (CEBO) Web site, including a resolution which we may endorse. We look forward to your ideas and support.

(20) Tuesday, October 8, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(21) Tuesday, October 22, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(22) Tuesday, November 12, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant (upstairs), 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street for dinner and conversation.

(23) Tuesday, November 26, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at 777 United Nations Plaza (corner of East 44th Street and First Avenue) click here for map ]. Additional directions will be posted in the lobby of the building. You are invited to participate in a philosophical and political dialogue entitled "Improving the Human Condition from a Class and Historical Perspective", presented by our own Chapter Member, David Silver, Teacher, Bronze Star recipient, Labor proponent who campaigned for Vito Marcantonio and W.E.B. DuBois, and who helped to protect Paul Robeson at Peekskill — among many other experiences. Additionally, Mary Beaty and Beth Lamont will report on recent events at the United Nations. Light refreshments will be served.

(24) Thursday, December 12, 2002: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, for "Einstein and the FBI", a lecture by Fred Jerome, author of The Einstein File: J. Edgar Hoover's Secret War against the World's Most Famous Scientist. This is the first of three lectures on "Hot Topics in Science and Culture". If you are not a member of the museum, the price is $15.00/$13.50 for students/seniors, plus a token donation for entry to the museum. The series price is $40 for the three lectures, $30 seniors/students. Call the Museum at (212) 769-5200 for reservations or for more details.

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