Oct
21
Sun
2018
Mark Crawford, SNAP New Jersey @ Franklin Township Library
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm
Mark Crawford, SNAP New Jersey @ Franklin Township Library

Guest Speaker Mark Crawford, the NJ Director of SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is a clergy sexual abuse survivor. Since 1987 he’s been advocating for victims of sex abuse, helping reform New Jersey’s charitable immunity laws and is now working to eliminate the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse and calling for a full investigation of clergy sexual abuse allegations, corruption and conspiracy by Church hierarchy in New Jersey and around the country.

SNAP can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.

Resources:
Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Last Taboo, New Jersey Monthly, May 2017
Q & A with a Clergy Abuse Survivor and Leading Advocate, Big Voice Pictures

The program will start at 1:30 pm 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 4:00 pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.

Post Meeting Early Dinner @ Ruby Tuesday
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If spending an afternoon stimulating your mind was enjoyable, please spend some more time with us and stimulate your palate as well.  If you’re coming for dinner but not the meeting please be sure to give Lisa a call so our table will have enough chairs.

Nov
3
Sat
2018
NJHN Special Program: Dr. Hector A. Garcia, author of Alpha God @ American Atheists Center
Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm
NJHN Special Program: Dr. Hector A. Garcia, author of Alpha God @ American Atheists Center

Guest speaker Dr. Hector A. Garcia is the author of Alpha God: The Psychology of Religious Violence and Oppression

Where does religious violence come from? The Abrahamic god is depicted as a powerful male with immense interest in territory, submission displays, and sexual control. These patterns mirror the fitness imperatives of male primates across our evolutionary history. In turn, scripture has gods commanding war, demanding submission, and requiring sexual obedience. Claiming male alliances with these gods, powerful men perpetrate violence and oppression. These ancient patterns highlight the essential role that evolutionary science can play in constructing more rational, and peaceable societies.

Hector Garcia is a clinical psychologist specializing in combat-related PTSD, and professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has published extensively on the role of masculine psychology in the experience of war, the evolutionary psychology of PTSD, and the interplay of religion and psychopathology. His work has been featured in a TED talk with more than one million views.

More about Dr. Garcia:
Ted Talk
Psychology Today
Facebook

You can find American Atheists on Facebook and Twitter.

We are pleased to coordinate this talk to be held at the American Atheists Center. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided and there will probably be a group dinner in the area after the program.

Dr. Garcia’s book will be available for sale and signing.

Nov
6
Tue
2018
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Dec
4
Tue
2018
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Jan
1
Tue
2019
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Jan 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Feb
5
Tue
2019
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Apr
2
Tue
2019
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

May
7
Tue
2019
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
May 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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 Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.