Our Grassroots Humanist Events pilot project is a novel, member-led approach to building freethought communities. We're aiming to empower our members to host their own events for Humanists and BCHA supporters in their neighbourhood.
Whether you want to host a pub night, a charitable event, a discussion group, a book club or something else, we're here to help connect you with freethinkers in your community.
During this pilot project, we're starting with a small number of members who've expressed an interest in hosting events. Based on the success of that, we'll slowly expand the number of members who can create events before we open the system up to our entire membership. If you want to be part of this pilot, email us.
By creating an event, as an organizer you:
- Must have a current membership in the BC Humanist Association (and during the pilot project, you must be approved to host events)
- Agree to abide by all BCHA policies (including our Code of Conduct)
- Will only create events that promote Humanism or furthers Humanist ideas and that do not conflict with our Statement of Values and Principles
- Will only host events in a public venue
- Agree to waive any liability for the BCHA
- Will not host a partisan event or topics, that is anything that specifically promote or oppose a particular political candidate or party
- Will maintain financial records of any expenses incurred or donations received. Any donations received that exceed direct event expenses should be given to the BCHA
- Will receive approval from BCHA staff before promoting your event
I volunteer at the food bank and lead groups, a whole lot of which are church groups. Unsurprisingly, I have not seen any non-religious representation. Time to step up our game!
The tasks depend on the most urgent need at the time, but may include: - Sorting and boxing food - Checking for open packages and dents - Checking “Best Before” and “Expiry Dates” - Sorting and packing produce - Sorting baby items and packing emergency bags - Any additional tasks that need to be completed.
Free street parking is available but is limited as there are other businesses around. Carpooling is recommended.
Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty and wear closed-toe shoes that are comfortable.
There are light snacks and drinks provided.