New Orleans Secular Humanist Association
Event Calendar

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FREE Film Screening - "Dream On" with comedian John Fugelsang

  • When: Monday, November 07, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

In an epic road trip, political comedian John Fugelsang retraces the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.

Following in the Frenchman's footsteps, Fugelsang speaks with fast-food workers and retirees, prisoners and entrepreneurs, undocumented immigrants and community organizers about their hopes, dreams, and daily struggles. 

DREAM ON explores whether the optimistic spirit of the American Dream that Tocqueville observed is alive and well in the twenty-first century, or whether George Carlin was right when he famously quipped "It's called the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it."

Download the viewer guide here!


"Cat's Cradle" - NOSHA Book Club

  • When: Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
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We're ready to take on our next title for discussion: "Cat's Cradle" by Kurt Vonnegut.

This book explores issues of science, technology, and religion, satirizing the arms race and many other targets along the way. After turning down his original thesis in 1947, the University of Chicago awarded Vonnegut his master's degree in anthropology in 1971 for Cat's Cradle.

The title of the book derives from the string game "cat's cradle." Early in the book, the character Felix Hoenikker (a fictional co-inventor of the atom bomb) was playing cat's cradle when the bomb was dropped, and the game is later referred to by his son, Newton Hoenikker.

If you don't purchase this book locally, please use NOSHA Smile to make your purchase:


Transgender 101 -- A Panel Discussion of the Issues

  • When: Saturday, November 19, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
  • Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

There has been a lot of reporting in the news over the past year about transgender rights and the attempt by various public entities to address the essential humanity of the transgender community. Unfortunately, there have been other groups who are attempting to thwart this significant social progress.

We felt it would be very educational and enlightening to learn more about these issues from people who are living this everyday and who can benefit from more understanding and friendship.

We will have three panelists who will discuss personal stories, the local climate, legal issues and a variety of topics: Sally Jackson, Caroline L'huillier and Maxx Sizeler. It should be a very rewarding and interesting program!


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.


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