The Humanist book group is continuing to read Surviving Autocracy by Masha Gessen. Chapters 11 thru 13 will be covered on August 2, with 14-16 on August 16. The book group meets via Zoom immediately after the church service on the first and third Sunday of each month. Send a note to HumanistBookGroup@ucdsm.org if you would like an invite to join the Zoom session.
The Humanist group will be participating in the annual convention of the American Humanist Association on Saturday, August 8 from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. We will be set up to watch the program at the McHenry Park north open air shelter (1012 Oak Park Ave, near 6th & Euclid), where people can drop in for one speaker or for the whole day. A list of speakers is available at https://americanhumanist.org/events/distant-but-together-a-virtual-celebration-of-humanism/ . We will watch the presentations on a video screen, and have discussions amongst ourselves between presentations. Bring your own lunch and drinks. Contact Humanist@ucdsm.org for more information as the plans are firmed up.