Spring is on its way, and while humanists don't believe anything magical happened nearly two thousand years ago this upcoming weekend, most will welcome the long weekend. There's a number of upcoming events, so I encourage you to follow our Meetup Group or read on to hear about what's coming up.
Journey of Man
On Sunday, April 8 we will watch the introduction of the documentary The Journey of Man. The Journey of Man is a documentary that talks about our evolution, our recent history, and how we came to be to the way we are today. It looks at the Y chromosome, that's passed down from male to male, and tracks the marker mutations to map our ancestors' journey. It's how we conquered the Earth in just the last 59,000 years.
Our Sunday morning meetings start at 10am at the Oakridge Seniors' Centre. Access from the outside of the Southwest side of Oakridge Mall.
Our book club meets the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at Our Town Cafe (at the corner of Broadway and Kingsway in Vancouver). This venue may change for May but we will endeavour to stay in the area at the same time.
On May 1, we will be discussing Jodie Piccoult's Sing You Home. This book explores what it means to be gay in today’s world, and how reproductive science has outstripped the legal system. Are embryos people or property? What challenges do same-sex couples face when it comes to marriage and adoption? What happens when religion and sexual orientation – two issues that are supposed to be justice-blind – enter the courtroom? And most importantly, what constitutes a “traditional family” in today’s day and age.
Let us know if you have suggestions for future books.
BC Humanist Association Annual General Meeting
Our annual general meeting will be held at 7 PM on May 10th at SFU Harbour Centre. Come on out if you want to learn more about what the organization has been up to for the past year and if you want to get involved on the board of directors.
And one final reminder that the registration is filling fast for the Imagine No Religion 2 conference in Kamloops.