NOSHA

New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
Event Calendar

Heathens Who Lunch!

  • When: Thursday, August 04, 2016 @ 11:30 am
  • Martin Wine Cellar, 3827 Baronne Street, New Orleans, LA view map

It could have been "Happy Heathens Who Lunch!" or "Hungry Heathens Who Lunch!", but you get the idea. Many secular humanist groups across the country have a lunch get-together, so we thought maybe this would be fun to try. It won't work for everyone's schedule, but maybe someone can attend who otherwise doesn't have a chance at our other socials.

They have sandwich and soup specials for lunch. We'll post the link to the August menu as soon as it is available.

As a courtesy to the other attendees and the restaurant, please be sure that your RSVP is accurate as of the morning of this event. Be conscientious and let us know if something changes!   

 

The Science of Sign Language

  • When: Thursday, August 11, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

"NOSHA Science Night" PRESENTS: The Science of Sign Language


NOSHA Member, Jennifer Kuyrkendall, has 30 years of experience in the deaf community and will present an interesting presentation on deafness and the background of sign language.

She will identify various types of deafness and cultural norms, contrast the differences of signed languages around the world and list the current research regarding cognitive impact on visual spatial language anomalies. In addition, she will also highlight current scientific research being done on the human brain and sign language usage.

Kuyrkendall works in the USDA's Office of the Chief Financial Officer for Civil Rights and Conflict Management as an ASL Interpreter, EEO Specialist and Special Emphasis Programs Manager. She has also been a freelance ASL interpreter for the past 11 years.

Sign Language Interpreters may earn CEUs at this presentation. Please contact Jennifer directly at Kuyrkendall@gmail.com to sign up.

 
 

Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade

  • When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 @ 3:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Between 1808 and 1865 more than one million enslaved men, women, and children were forcibly moved from the Upper to the Lower South, where the expansion of sugar and cotton production created high demand for enslaved labor. New Orleans, home to more than fifty slave markets in the antebellum period, was the nexus of this trade. 

Join The Historic New Orleans Collection curator Erin Greenwald as she discusses New Orleans, the domestic slave trade, and THNOC’s award-winning exhibition “Purchased Lives”.

This event is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!


IMAGE: Slave Auction; ca. 1831; ink and watercolor; The Historic New Orleans Collection, 1941.

 

Volunteering with Second Harvest Foodbank - October

  • When: Saturday, October 01, 2016 @ 11:30 am
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

It’s time to volunteer again!


One of our most popular and well-attended activities as a group has been working with the Second Harvest organization where we sort and box donated food for families in need in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes.

We are thankful for the efforts of NOSHA member Glenn Pearl who has been our contact person, setting up our volunteer shifts and keeping us involved.

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

 

Volunteering with Second Harvest Foodbank - December

  • When: Saturday, December 03, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
  • Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

It’s time to volunteer again! 

One of our most popular and well-attended activities as a group has been working with the Second Harvest organization where we sort and box donated food for families in need in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. 

We are thankful for the efforts of NOSHA member Glenn Pearl who has been our contact person, setting up our volunteer shifts and keeping us involved. 

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

 

Jesus & Mo

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Many thanks to the Archbishop of Canterbury for co-scripting this week’s strip.

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15 June 2016 | 10:46 am