Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York

The Corliss Lamont Chapter of the American Humanist Association

2005 Schedule

MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE 2005 SEASON

Happy Humanist. Second
Tuesday
Fourth
Tuesday
January 11 (1) 25 (2)
February (3) 22 (4)
March (5) 22 (6)
April 12 (7) 26 (8)
May 10 (9) 24 (10)
June Summer
 
     Hiatus (11)
July
August
September    27 (12)
October 11 (13) 25 (14)
November (15) 22 (16)
December 13 (17)  

(1) Tuesday, January 11, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street click here for map ], for dinner and conversation.

(2) Tuesday, January 25, 2005: We will be toasting Tom Paine with an evening of celebration in honor of his birthday, beginning at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street. Come join us in our annual re-dedication to the principles, politics and punditry of Thomas Paine, apostle of Reason. Prof. Thomas Riggins, in honor of Thomas Paine's birthday, will give a brief discussion of his influence on the French Revolution.

(3) Tuesday, February 8, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street, for dinner and conversation. The topic will be recent world political events and the meeting will be hosted by Chapter Member Joe Fields.

(4) Tuesday, February 22, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street.
Fellow Humanists and Friends, let's get together to talk about the United States as Number One nation. Bring your information for sharing. There is much that is good in the United States*, but some things could stand improving. Are there some ideas for discussion here?

The U.S.* As Number One
It has been asserted that among industrialized nations the United States is:

#1 in murder
#1 in childhood poverty
#1 in lowest voter turnout
#1 in drug use per capita
#1 in air pollutants per capita
#1 in hazardous waste per capita
#1 in likelihood of children being killed by gunfire
#1 in corporate influence over democratic processes
#1 in not ratifying international human rights treaties
#1 in having the largest percentage of its citizens in prisons

(5) Tuesday, March 8, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street, for dinner and conversation. On this 80th anniversary of the Scopes trial, we will discuss how Anti-Evolution forces are prevailing.

(6) Tuesday, March 22, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street. We will discuss current events over dinner. This will be our last meeting to be held at the Moonstruck East Restaurant. All future meetings will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church of New York, 40 East 35th Street between Park and Madison Avenues click here for map ]. We will retain the same twice monthly pattern for meetings, on second and fourth Tuesday evenings. As always, all are invited to attend.

The first such meeting took place on March 15th. These meetings are being held in cooperation with the Council of Ethics Based Organizations (CEBO) at the United Nations and will feature a series of Humanist Roundtable Discussions on urgent issues, to which informative speakers will be invited. There will be spokespersons for U.N. organizations, representatives from U.N. Missions of various nations, and other knowledgeable persons who are authorities in their fields.

April Meetings will take place on the 12th and the 26th, following the same second and fourth Tuesday pattern as always, although we will start at 7:00 PM rather than 6:30 PM.

  
NEW SPECIAL ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

In cooperation with the Council of Ethics Based Organizations at the U.N., HSMNY will now meet at

U.U. Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street between Park and Madison Avenues

      1.   Tuesday, March 15 - Women's Empowerment - Don't agonize, organize. Raging Grannies will be there! Click here to view a flyer, in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file, announcing this special event.
      2.   Tuesday, March 29 - Report on the World Social Forum at Porto Allegre, featuring authors Mark Engler and Dave Silver and possibly representatives from the missions of Brazil, Cuba, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Click here to view a flyer, in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file, announcing this special event.
  
Hope to see you there!
  

(7) Tuesday, April 12, 2005: We will meet at 7:00 PM at the U.U. Community Church, 40 East 35th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

Come learn about the New York Campaign for a Peace Tax Resolution! And learn all about War Tax Resistance!

You are invited to participate in a Humanist Roundtable Discussion, beginning with a showing of the video Compelled by Conscience. Speakers on the Peace Tax Resolution will include: Neena Das, Carol Wald, Rev. Earl Kooperkamp, and Corona Machemer. N.Y. City Councilman Bill Perkins is invited. Ruth Benn will speak on War Tax Resistance. This event is sponsored by the Council of Ethics Based Organizations (CEBO) at the United Nations and the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York (HSMNY).

Click here to view a flyer, in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file, announcing this special event. You are encouraged to print and distribute this flyer widely so that others will know about this event.

All are welcome to attend.

(8) Tuesday, April 26, 2005: We will meet at 7:00 PM at the U.U. Community Church, 40 East 35th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

Come learn about a new milestone development for the International Criminal Court!

You are invited to participate in a special presentation at a Humanist Roundtable Discussion. Speakers will include John Washburn and Wasana Punyasana of the American NGO Coalition for the International Criminal Court and Jeffery Huffines of the Faith and Ethics Network for the International Criminal Court. This event is sponsored by the Council of Ethics Based Organizations (CEBO) at the United Nations and the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York (HSMNY).

Click here to view a flyer, in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file, announcing this special event. You are encouraged to print and distribute this flyer widely so that others will know about this event.

All are welcome to attend.

(9) Tuesday, May 10, 2005: We will meet at 7:00 PM at the U.U. Community Church, 40 East 35th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

Come learn about the issue of Nuclear Terrorism.

You are invited to participate in a special presentation at a Humanist Roundtable Discussion. Speakers will include Vernon Nichols, of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation; Newton Bowles, NGO Representative for the Canadian Pugwash, UNA Canada, and the Canadian Group of 78; John Kim, NGO Representative for the Fellowship of Reconciliation; also invited is Ann Hallan Lakhdhir, President of the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security. This event is sponsored by the Council of Ethics Based Organizations (CEBO) at the United Nations and the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York (HSMNY).

Click here to view a flyer, in the form of an Adobe Acrobat PDF (Portable Document Format) file, announcing this special event. You are encouraged to print and distribute this flyer widely so that others will know about this event.

All are welcome to attend.

(10) Tuesday, May 24, 2005: We will meet at 7:00 PM downstairs at the U.U. Community Church, 40 East 35th Street between Park and Madison Avenues.

The presenter at the Humanist Roundtable Discussion of May 24th will be Mimi Rosenberg, a WBAI Radio Producer/Personality and Civil Liberties Lawyer/Activist, who will lead the discussion after showing a movie that will shock your sox off!

This is an excellently put together, topnotch movie, just now available to the public, called "Rumsfeld's War."

This inside information, with amazing, authoritative footage, is a real expose, describing in detail Rumsfeld's literal takeover of the military and of our own government.

Don't miss this opportunity to be informed. Starts at 7 PM and goes to 9 PM. Coffee and cookies, too!

(11) Wednesday, June 1, 2005: Meetings of the Humanist Roundtable Discussion program will resume in the Fall, on September 13th and 27th, following the same second and fourth Tuesday of each month pattern. We will continue our presentations of vital information on the human condition, locally and internationally, that is necessarily of interest to concerned citizens and Humanist Activists.

The subjects or issues for discussion in September, as well as the new meeting location, will be announced in this space. We long-time members of the local Humanist group, which is a chapter of the American Humanist Association, are greatly interested in building a core constituency for future leadership and a new plan for promotion of this philosophy.

Hope to see you in September!

(12) Tuesday, September 27, 2005: Special Meeting! We will hold a special meeting of the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York commencing at 6:30 PM on the evening of Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street. Beth Lamont will make presentations on the subjects of Ambassador John Bolton at the United Nations and the march on Washington held this past Saturday, September 24.

All are invited to attend this important meeting!

(13) Tuesday, October 11, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street, for dinner and conversation. The topic will be recent world political events.

(14) Tuesday, October 25, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street, for dinner and conversation. The topic will be recent world political events.

(15) Tuesday, November 8, 2005: Special Meeting! Humanists can be supportive of the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez by meeting at the Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street at 6th Avenue on Tuesday, November 8, 2005 at 6:30 PM. Ramsey Clark is only one of the many illustrious speakers at this program of Solidarity with Venezuela.

Look for Beth giving out flyers in the lobby.

Hope to see you there!

(16) Tuesday, November 22, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street, for dinner and conversation. The topic will be the USA Patriot Act II.

Hope to see you there!

(17) Tuesday, December 13, 2005: We will meet at 6:30 PM at the Moonstruck East Restaurant, 449 Third Avenue at the southeast corner of 31st Street, for dinner and conversation.

Hope to see you there!

Copyright © 2005-2012 by Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York. All rights reserved.

This page last revised:  January 13, 2012.

Follow the link below to return to the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York Home Page.

Return to Home Page.