MEETING SCHEDULE FOR THE 1998 SEASON
Sunday Monday Saturday January 19 March 2 (1) April 6 (2) and 20 (3) May 2 (4) June 14 (5) 15 (6) 27 (7) August 16 (10) 10 (8) 15 (9) and 22 (11) September 14 (12) 19 (13) and 26 (14) October 25 (17) 12 (16) 3 (15) November 9 (18) 21 (19) December Tuesday December 22nd at 6:30 PM: A Winter-Solstice Party and Dinner Meeting at the Sichuan Palace Restaurant, 310 East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues. Guest Speaker: Dr. Linda Longmire, Associate Professor of Political Science at New College of Hofstra University, where she teaches courses in political theory, international relations, women's studies and American politics, will speak on the subject Noam Chomsky: From Linguistics to Political Analysis. Please call the Humanist office at (212) 687-2477 and leave a message if you would like to attend.
Additionally, we will welcome at this time our new Chapter President, Dr. Thomas Riggins, who teaches History of Philosophy at the New School for Social Research and at New York University. He was active in the Civil Rights Movement and was involved with Students for a Democratic Society. He is heartily approved by the Humanist Society of Metropolitan New York Board of Directors.
(1) Guest Speaker on March 2nd: Ward Morehouse on the topic Corporate Ethics: An Oxymoron?
(2) Guest Speaker on April 6th: Michael Steven Smith, co-author with Michael Ratner of Che Guevara and the FBI: The US Political Dossier on the Latin American Revolutionary.
(3) Guest Speaker on April 20th: Richard Manning, author/world-traveler/historian, discussing US Foreign Policy.
(4) The May 2nd meeting was held from 2 PM until 6 PM at the NYPL (New York Public Library) Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), located at 188 Madison Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets. Subject of the meeting was a debate concerning the proposed Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI). We wish to say "thank you" to our guest speakers Nick Mabey of the World Wildlife Fund, John Klotz of the Sierra Club, and Shulamith Koenig of the People's Decade for Human Rights Education, as well as all those who attended.
For additional information on the MAI and it's sponsoring organization, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, please visit the Web page at http://www.oecd.org/daf/mai/.
(5) Sunday June 14th: A riverboat trip up the Hudson starting at 10 AM from New York Waterways Pier 78 on the Westside Highway at 38th Street.
(6) Monday June 15th: Meeting at 6 PM at the Azure, 830 Third Avenue at East 51st Street. Topic: Lloyd and Mary Morain's new book Humanism As the Next Step, Second Edition, Revised. This book can be purchased through Amazon.com.
(7) Saturday June 27th: Showing of the hour-long video The People and the Land, produced by Tom Hayes and Riad Bahhur, starting at 3 PM at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 240 East 31st Street near Second Avenue. Guest Speaker: Rutgers University Professor Dr. Jane Adas.
(8) Monday August 10th: Meeting at 6pm at the Azure, 830 Third Avenue at East 51st Street.
(9) Guest Speaker on Saturday August 15th at 3 PM: Margaret Downey, Humanist/Feminist and Freethought journalist discussing Humanist Heroes at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 240 East 31st Street near Second Avenue.
(10) Sunday August 16th at 10 AM: A breakfast get-together to celebrate Margaret Downey's Birthday, at the Azure, 830 Third Avenue at East 51st Street.
(11) Saturday August 22nd at 2 PM: Meeting topic - Sex, Lies, and Leadership, at the Citicorp Center Atrium, 53rd Street and Third Avenue. A report on this meeting is available.
(12) Guest Speaker on Monday September 14th at 6 PM: Ed Goldsmith, philosopher and psychoanalyst, discussing Scientism, or the over-extension of science into religion — Have the Humanists fallen into a religiosity without realizing it? — at the Sichuan Palace Restaurant, 310 East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues. $17.50 for dinner, tax and tip included.
(13) Saturday September 19th at 2 PM: Meeting downstairs in the public area at the Citicorp Center Atrium, 53rd Street and Third Avenue with hosts Karyl Greco and Lila Smith.
(14) Guest Speaker on Saturday September 26th at 3 PM: David Laibman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Brooklyn College, discussing The Global Economic Crisis: What on earth is happening?, at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 240 East 31st Street near Second Avenue.
(15) Saturday October 3rd at 2 PM: Meeting downstairs in the public area at the Citicorp Center Atrium, 53rd Street and Third Avenue with hosts Karyl Greco and Lila Smith.
(16) Monday October 12th at 6:30 PM: A Humanist Dialogue dinner meeting at the Sichuan Palace Restaurant, 310 East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues. Subject: The International Criminal Court.
(17) Sunday October 25th at 2 PM: A meeting at the new home of our Executive Director, Ellen Farber, to review and discuss articles in the latest issue of The Humanist, the AHA's bi-monthly magazine.
(18) Guest Speaker on Monday November 9th at 6:30 PM: Brian McCartin, Administrator of the Thomas Paine Memorial Museum in New Rochelle, NY, which is operated on behalf of The Thomas Paine National Historical Association, is an authority on our special unsung Humanist Hero, who challenged King George and inspired the American Revolution. Professor McCartin's specialty is American History. Location: Sichuan Palace Restaurant, 310 East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues.
(19) Guest Speaker on Saturday November 21st at 3 PM: Lenni Brenner, author, analyst, activist, a Civil Rights protester who was arrested five times in the 1960s, will speak on American Foreign Policy: Who makes it and who doesn't make it? His many books include Zionism in the Age of the Dictators and The Lesser Evil: The Democratic Party. Location: Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 240 East 31st Street near Second Avenue.
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