Darwin Birthday Bash – Sunday, Feb. 12th, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us for our 4th annual International Darwin Day celebration. We’ll meet on Darwin’s birthday, February 12th, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Barclay Room of Barclay’s American Grille,1120 Pleasant St., Oak Park. You can look forward to an evolution-themed short presentation, games and prizes, complementary appetizers and pop, birthday cake, and even a 50/50 raffle. Cash bar. Our social events are always free.
Panel discussion: “Wide Awake: Progressive Rights Watch for 2017 and Beyond” – Sunday, March 26th, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Please mark your calendars for the first event in our new speaker series taking place at the Oak Park Public Library (Veteran’s Room) on Sunday, March 26th, 1:30-4:30. This event, intended for the general public, will host speakers from local and national groups on topics including civil rights, gay rights, women’s/reproductive rights, immigrant rights, climate change and money in politics (Citizen’s United). Panelists will discuss what has happened around these issues under the new administration, what to expect next, and how the average citizen can get involved to safeguard essential rights and freedoms and the planet. Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Oak Park Area Lesbian and Gay Association (OPALGA), Suburban Unity Alliance, Move to Amend, Secular Coalition for Illinois, and American Immigration Council will be among those represented.
Also to come in 2017
Trivia night in April, A Day in Our Village community fair in June. Watch this space for details.
January Discussion Group -- Local Homelessness
ELH gathered at Shanahan's in Forest Park on Jan. 19th and welcomed a representative from Housing Forward, who spoke with us about homelessness in our own Oak Park area and what we humanists can do to help. We listened and learned, dined, and discussed the actions we'd like to take as a group. We hope you'll be moved to join us in addressing this crucial community issue.
Committee for Humanist Action
This committee met on Jan. 23rd at Panera Bread in River Forest to discuss what we as citizens and humanists can do to protect separation of church and state, civil liberties and human rights during the upcoming administration. We explored concrete steps that we as a group can take to safeguard the freedoms and values we hold dear. This will be a subgroup/committee of ELH dedicated to guiding social action by the group within the parameters of our nonprofit designation. Watch this space and our Meetup group for specific action opportunities.
Read about more of our past events on our Events page
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