Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM: End Injustice For All
Guest speaker Susan Panzica of the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Since January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, let's talk about it. Human trafficking is a form of modern day slavery. It is a rapidly growing criminal industry second only to drug dealing and equal in scope to arms dealing. Although it is a huge and growing problem, there are ways we each can make a difference locally and globally to rid the planet of this heinous crime. Community awareness of how to identify potential trafficking situations can be the difference between slavery and freedom. Learn about the issue and what you can do to make a impact.
The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance). A Q&A session will follow the talk.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.
Saturday, January 21, 2017: 10 AM to 1 PM: Women's March on New Jersey
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, we will unite at the War Memorial in Trenton, New Jersey at 10:00 a.m. to rally in solidarity with marchers in Washington, DC at the Women’s March on Washington and at over 170 sister marches being held across the United States and globally. The event begins with a speaking program after which we will march approximately a half mile to the steps of the State House. There will raise our hands in solidarity to take a People's Pledge and hear a call to action.
At this peaceful march, we will unite and empower one another to use our collective, diverse voices to send a clear message that we expect our civil and human rights to be upheld and protected. We will remind those in government that they report
to us and that true power is retained by the people.
Women United, Together We Rise
Women of New Jersey will rise united. Though we are diverse in so many ways, we will stand together peacefully with our families and our friends, united in our belief that the strength of our country depends on the strength of women.
We rise together because we affirm the autonomy of women – all of us entitled to control our own bodies.
This event is not sponsored by NJHN, but many of our members will be attending. Join us!
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 7:00 PM: Monthly DinnerCome out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.
If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.
NJCoR's billboard in Kearny, October 26 - November 22, 2009
NJ Turnpike western spur SB, just past 15W
Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
- Carl Sagan
The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
- from Humanist Manifesto III
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