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"Trek-A-Go-Go"

  • When: Friday, October 24, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
  • Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA view map

A little something for the Trekkie in all of us!

Power up the warp drive, set your phasers to stun and prepare to boldly go where no audience, or cast, has gone before as Mid-City Theatre presents "Trek-A-Go-Go", the show where the audience sits in the Captain's chair.

Episode titles and characters of Star Trek: The Original Series are drawn randomly out of a hat, as are the names of our cast members,  guaranteeing every performance will be something completely and totally different.

This is a ticketed event and there are other dates available. Scroll down the list to find the best one for you. Click here to purchase tickets.


 

Rally to Protest Hobby Lobby Policies

  • When: Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 9:30 am
  • Elmwood Shopping Area, 5151 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, LA view map

NOSHA members were a major part of a previous rally a few months ago, so this is another opportunity for secular people to show our support for a society that shouldn't place religious beliefs above the law. The theme is "A Scary World for Women" due to the Supreme Court ruling that allowed a corporation to deny employees certain methods of contraception simply because they didn't want to if it went against the owners' religious beliefs. 

And with corporate malfeasance like this being passed off as good business practice, it's also a scary world for non-believers, the LGBT community and anyone who cherishes the separation of Church and State.

Bring a sign with your spooky message and wear a costume if you find the spirit. All like-minded friends are encouraged to attend. The more the scarier.


 

Volunteering with Second Harvest Food Bank

  • When: Saturday, November 01, 2014 @ 11:30 am
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

Here's a chance to do some community volunteering with a very needed, local organization. We'll do food sorting and packing in their warehouse and Saturdays are very coveted shifts, so we want to have a great turn out as the local humanists, right?

Many thanks to Glenn Pearl for taking the lead to organize this activity!

√  The warehouse is not climate controlled so please dress accordingly. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are acceptable. It should be cooler in November, so come prepared.

√  Outside work is un-shaded, we have sunscreen available, but it is recommended to bring sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun protection.


√  YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Anyone wearing flip-flops or sandals will not be permitted to work the shift.

√  Cold water bottles are available for all volunteers.


Minimum age to volunteer at Second Harvest is 9 years old.


We'll have more info the closer we get to November. 


 

"Family Values in the Age of Autonomy"

  • When: Wednesday, November 05, 2014 @ 7:00 pm
  • Liberal Arts Building, Room #236, UNO Lakefront Campus, New Orleans, LA view map

Can family law continue to enforce traditional family values? Presented by Tulane Law School Dean David Meyer.

Meyer’s lecture, “Family Values in the Age of Autonomy,” couldn't be more timely, as it comes on the heels of court decisions around the country overturning the laws concerning same-sex marriage. Meyer, who specializes in family and constitutional law, will review recent developments in constitutional doctrine expanding autonomy rights and explore what role remains for the enforcement of majoritarian values through family law. 


See Calendar for more information.

 

Save Our Cemeteries Maintenance & Cleanup - Carrollton Cemetery

  • When: Saturday, November 08, 2014 @ 10:00 am
  • Carrollton Cemetery, 1701 Hilary St., New Orleans, LA view map

A popular activity for our NOSHA Social Aid & Pleasure Club volunteers ... more detailed logistics will be updated soon.

In the meantime, this is the description of the cemetery

"Established in 1849, Carrollton Cemetery is owned and operated by the city. The growing suburb of Carrollton was incorporated in 1845 and historian William H. Williams, writing in 1876, described the cemetery:

“A cemetery was established as an appendage to the town government, and owned by the corporation. It is situated in the rear of town, formed by the sedimentary deposit from the waters of the Macarty crevasse. The height of the land renders it suitable for burying in the ground – the most pleasant and beautiful as well as the most permanent mode of preserving our dead. The grounds are now becoming handsomely improved with tombs, trees, shrubbery, and flowers. The dead of forty years lie reposing here; many, it is true, now wholly neglected and forgotten; while on the other hand, the honored and well remembered names here scattered around on marble, are so many and so familiar to us all, that we feel, in the walks in our cemetery, as if we were moving in the midst of our friends.”


See Calendar for more information.

 

"New Orleans Humanist Perspective" or better known as NOSHA TV!

10/19/2014
Greenberger interviews Tulane professor Dr. Sally J. Kenney
We want to plug what we consider to be a real feather in our cap or gem in our crown (or whatever you want to call it) as a secular humanist organization that has grown over 15 years. Very few groups of our size can say they have a television show that has been around over ten years now.

"New Orleans Humanist Perspective" is the brain-child of Harry Greenberger, President Emeritus of NOSHA. He's been taping interviews with two people per month with only a few exceptions - and those absences were because he fell down on a wet marble bathroom floor and broke his leg a few years ago. So, he's a stalwart television producer and personality unlike many you'll ever meet in the Community TV realm!

He is able to find the most unusual and interesting people and prepares skillfully for a complete show. From his intro to his last few seconds, he makes it look easy. He has opened his chair to a couple of guest hosts who've stepped in from time to time so he can relax for a while (most recently, NOSHA Vice-President, Jim Dugan has become his pinch hitter), but it's always a treat when he brings up his next guest or inquires about our opinion of potential topics. He's recently completed his 172nd interview and it's an understatement to say that we're proud and honored to have his energy on our board.

You can can catch this show on COX Channel 76 on Sundays at 2:30pm, on YouTube, at the NOSHA website or on Vimeo. Check it out and let us know what you think.

A Marriage By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

10/07/2014
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on October 6th (2014) not to consider a number of cases against same-sex marriage is not much of a surprise. Nor is it much of a surprise that a number of conservative speakers and writers have used that decision as an opportunity to rehash the same trite and easily debunked arguments they've gotten nowhere with for years. Once again, they claim same-sex marriage is a “profound” redefinition of an institution that has stood unchanged across time and cultures, that it means people marrying dogs, or the resurrection of plural marriage. What soft-headed nonsense!

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Humanists reject superstitious beliefs.

Instead, we can make sense of the world using reason, experience and shared values.

We can make the best of life by creating meaning and purpose for ourselves, and choosing to take responsibility for our actions.

It is important to act morally towards others, not because of a divine imperative, but because people have inherent dignity.

We have only one life, it is our responsibility to make it a good life, and to live it well.

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