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New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
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Last Supper Dinner Club - July

  • When: Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
  • NOLA Brewing, 3001 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA view map

Nothing says July like barbecue, so we're going to celebrate our own Skeptics "NOLA Beer Time" (similar to Miller Time) with some creative cuisine and local brew. 

Established in 2008, they offer one of the Crescent City's only craft breweries, right in the heart of the Irish Channel. We anticipate it will be crowded, so we'll need to stay frosty and carve out some space for our little group.

Check out McClure's menu here!

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

 

Meet Christopher Johnson and Enjoy a Free Screening of "A Better Life"

  • When: Saturday, July 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

There is no God. Now what? If this is the only life we have, how does that affect how we lives our lives, how we treat each other, and cope with death?

Christopher Johnson published A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God, a coffee table book that profiles atheists from around the world as they discuss the pursuits and relationships that give their lives joy and meaning, in 2014.

As a follow-up to one of Kickstarter’s most successful publishing projects, Johnson introduces us to some of the many voices from his book. In this fascinating documentary, learn the stories behind the book in interviews with some of our greatest thinkers. Join him as he explores issues of joy and meaning and travels around the globe meeting people from all walks of life and backgrounds who challenge the false stereotypes of atheists as immoral and evil. 

From Daniel Dennett and A.C. Grayling, to Julia Sweeney and Robert Llewellyn —learn the various ways many atheists have left religion to a better life filled with love, compassion, hope, and wonder!

Johnson, who grew up in Seattle, Washington—dubbed the heart of the religious “None Zone"— with an atheist mother and a liberal Christian father, is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received his undergraduate degree in film production (along with a minor in religious studies) from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in various outlets, including The New York Times. He has traveled the world on a screening/lecture tour about A Better Life, speaking and screening the film in over 60 cities on four continents — from Reykjavik to Shanghai.

He has given talks on atheism and his work at conferences, universities, non-profit organizations, and community groups. In addition, he has also been a guest on numerous podcasts, radio and TV shows around the globe.

Apart from his own film and photographic work, he has also collaborated with artists and directors in various roles and capacities for theatre, film, and print. Johnson is the recipient of the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking as well as the B.F. Lorenzetti Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking

We will offer both a free screening of his film and a Q & A afterwards.

(Please note the earlier start time to our program!)

We encourage you to purchase a copy of his book by pre-ordering either from a local, independent bookstore or via our Amazon Smile link. Look for the link in the upper right corner of our website.

 
 

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