Today is the first day of Spring. And while Humanists don't attach supernatural significance to the position of the Earth relative to the sun, it is a good chance to look forward at the coming year.
So I want to ask you: What are you optimistic about? Email me (or answer by tagging us on social media).
Reason, compassion & hope are the cores of #Humanism. So what gives you #hope on the first day of #Spring? pic.twitter.com/K4pmr8HNrs— BC Humanists (@BCHumanist) 20 March 2017
This last year gave us a lot of reasons to be pessimistic but a big part of Humanism is the belief that the arrow will always swing back to progress (even if we have to continually nudge it along).
If we receive enough answers I'll consolidate them into a blog for you for next week.
Our first blood drive of 2017 will be on Saturday, April 15 at 10:00 AM. Please let us know if you want to reserve one of our donation spots as space is limited.
New on our website
Blog: Recognize implicit bias or it will undermine egalitarianism
From The Converstaion, Mar 20, 2017
Implicit association studies also show that we favour the young over the old, the white over the black and heterosexuals over homosexuals. But what about unconscious gender biases?
Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Nicolas Fillion - Conspiracy Theories at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Ian Bushfield - The case for Humanist marriage at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 07:00 PM
- Book Club: The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert at Goldis' Home, Vancouver
Sunday, April 09, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Sunday Meeting: Yasmine Mohammed at Oakridge Seniors Centre, Vancouver
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 AM
- Blood drive at Canadian Blood Services, Vancouver