Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come 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. This dinner will come as the polls are closing in New Jersey's off-year election for Governor.
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.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 1:30 PM: Program Meeting
Guest speaker Amol Sinha is the new Executive Director of the ACLU of New Jersey.
He will speak about the ACLU's efforts to protect civil liberties now and in the years ahead, focusing on some of the challenges we're currently facing in New Jersey and around the country.
Amol became the ACLU-NJ's new Executive Director in September 2017. Before taking the helm, he led state advocacy campaigns to address wrongful convictions nationwide at the Innocence Project, and before that he directed the Suffolk County Chapter of the New York Civil Liberties Union. He earned his law degree from Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University.
“In the first few months, my plan is to travel across the state, listen to the needs of people here, meet with as many organizations, community groups, and people as possible, and make the ACLU completely accessible. I want people across the state to know that we’re here as a partner, to collaborate together to make New Jersey better and more welcoming than it already is.”
The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).
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, December 10, 2017, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM: HumanLight Party
Stage House Tavern
The 76 Room
1719 Amwell Road
Somerset, NJ 08873
Our Unlimited Sunday Brunch Buffet will include:
- Hot Table: Scrambled eggs, waffles, Chef's choice of beef, chicken, seafood and pasta dishes, with side dishes such as rice pilaf, bacon, sausage and home fries
- House made soup of the day
- Cold Table: Assorted danish, muffins, croissants, bagels, house smoked salmon, beet salad, garden salad, caesar salad, antipasto salad, fruit salad and assorted pastries
- Omelette Station where omelettes are cooked to order with a variety of fillings to choose from: peppers, onions, tomatoes, ham, bacon, cheeses, and more (or just grilled veggies)
- Carving Station featuring Steamship round roast beef and ham sliced at your request
- Variety of fruit juices, coffee and tea
- Assorted desserts
- Cash bar for soda and alcohol
Please make plans now to join us for our last event of 2017 as we prepare for the challenges and opportunities for our Humanist community in 2018.
$30 per Adult (NJHN paid members) (you can become a member at our Membership page at any time or at the event)
$35 per Adult (non-members)
$20 per College Student/Adult with Limited Income (Paid members only)
$15 Children age 6-17
Children age 5 and under are free
You can pay by cash, check or credit card at the event. RSVP no later than December 6, 2017 at njhn.org at gmail.com with the names of everyone in your party. Space is limited to 52 people, so RSVP soon.
PLEASE NOTE: The 76 Room is on the first floor of the restaurant so this event is stroller- and handicap-accessible.
If you have any questions about the event, contact Lisa Ridge at njhn.org at gmail.com or call 732-649-8984.
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- from Humanist Manifesto III
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