LVH hosts a variety of periodic and special events, including, but not limited to:
- Speaker Series - first Sunday of each month
- Lunching Secularly - first Wednesday of each month
- Discussion Group and Lunch - second Sunday of each month
- Drinking/Dining Skeptically - third Friday of each month
- Book Club - fourth Tuesday of each month
- Seasonal Picnics and Parties (Memorial Day & Labor Day weekends, Summer & Winter Solstices)
- Movie Outings - scheduled throughout the year
- "Bleed & Feed" Service Project - every 8 weeks on a Saturday morning
- Adopt-a-Highway Road Cleanup - 4+ times per year
- Other Service Projects - scheduled as opportunities arise
LVH also hosts special events just for families with children, and sometimes provides limited childcare at our monthly Speaker Series events. Please see our families page for more information.
Below, you'll find information on events that are already scheduled on our calendar. Please click the links for more information. You may not see many RSVPs on these event pages, as many people RSVP to events on other platforms such as Meetup and Facebook, but attendance usually ranges from several people to dozens depending on the type of event. If you want to get notifications of events as they are posted, please join our LVH Meetup page. We hope to see you at an event soon!
Take note: Special date and location for this book. You must RSVP here on Meetup to reserve a spot.
In view of the sizeable nature of April's selection, Howard Zinn's: A People's History of The United States, we have decided to concentrate on only a select number of chapters. We picked chapters: 1, 2, 6, 9, 13, 18, 21 and 25. If there are any additional chapters you would like to add to this list, please by all means do so and let us know.
We have also rescheduled the April Book Club to April 28th at 5:00 in order to take advantage of Rick's gracious invitation to watch a related documentary at his house before the discussion.
Rick lives in Easton and we will direct message his address to those who RSVP positively.
Hope you can join us.
With a new introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book’s thirty-five year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete and balanced understanding of American history.
Since its original landmark publication in 1980, A People's History of the United States has been chronicling American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version of history taught in schools—with its emphasis on great men in high places—to focus on the street, the home, and the, workplace.
Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History of the United States is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of—and in the words of—America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of our country's greatest battles—the fights for a fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality—were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance.
Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through President Clinton's first term, A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history. Rick will be moderating this month. Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion.
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Join us in Easton this month for lunch and build your own salad and/or build your own pizza. Choose from over 30 craveable toppings to make your perfect pizza. Or, customize a salad with romaine, mixed greens, and over 30 additions. Vegans and vegetarians both have great options at MOD. Their pizza dough, vegan cheese, and three of their sauces (red, BBQ and garlic rub) all are dairy-free.
There are many reasons I selected MOD, so I’ll post them as a list:
*Build your own salad and/or pizza with as many toppings/ingredients as you’d like, all for the same LOW price
*Super-fast, super-friendly service
*Cool, industrial-chic setting
*Suitable for vegans, vegetarians, & carnivores alike
*The MOD philosophy is wonderful! At its heart, MOD is a platform for doing good. I’m pleased to support such a fantastic organization. (See their philosophy, in their own words, here.)
*You must RSVP on Meetup to attend this event. (It's free to join!) Click here to RSVP.
We hope you’ll join us this month for a yummy lunch and fun conversations, all while helping to support a positive business paradigm. Carol will bring some wine for sharing.
Join some fellow humanists for our first bike ride of the year. This trail has some surprising, beautiful and interesting structures along the way that are remnants of the railroad that was once there long ago. Very good for photographs and much to explore along the way. We will be biking the Spur section of the trail this time, (we did a hike last year on the loop section). The Spur has recently been expanded to about 4 miles in length, so the trip will be about 8 miles total.
This is considered an EASY trail. Flat, paved and plenty of stopping along the way should make it agreeable with most people's abilities. The 8 mile riding time takes less than an hour straight-through at at leisurely pace, but with stops it should take over 2 hours start to finish.
We meet at the Chestnut Street Parking lot. This is an amazing ride and is good as a first trip to start to get your bicycle muscles back in shape after the winter months. Visit the website at http://www.irontonrailtrail.org/
For our May Speaker Series event, LVH welcomes Roy Speckhardt, who will give a talk that follows the outline of his book, Creating Change Through Humanism, published by Humanist Press. Roy will explore the modern state of humanism, what it means, the history of humanism, and what's in store for our forward-thinking outlook. With its emphasis on critical thinking and self-reflection, humanism can be at the forefront of pressing social issues.
Roy Speckhardt is executive director of the American Humanist Association where he actively promotes the humanist perspective on progressive political issues. He is a frequent media commentator, having appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others. He also writes a regular column for The Huffington Post, and has given speeches at colleges, conferences, and local humanist groups across the country.
Speckhardt serves on the board of the Humanist Institute and the advisory board of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute. He is also a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. He previously served as deputy director of the Interfaith Alliance and worked for various other politically progressive nonprofits.
Speckhardt holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.A. in sociology from Mary Washington College. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
Timeline for this event:
10:30 am - coffee and conversation
11:00 am - welcome, announcements, and lecture
12:30 pm - brunch at the Hamilton Kitchen for those who wish to join us
Parking: The Community Parking Deck at Walnut & South 6th Streets is adjacent to the event location. Street parking is available but limited; meters are not enforced on Sundays.
This month, we'll discuss the #metoo movement from a Humanist perspective. Paul and Carol will serve as co-hosts for our conversation.
From the official me too movement website (https://metoomvmt.org/):
The me too movement was founded in 2006 to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low-wealth communities, find pathways to healing. Our vision from the beginning was to address both the dearth in resources for survivors of sexual violence and to build a community of advocates, driven by survivors, who will be at the forefront of creating solutions to interrupt sexual violence in their communities.
The me too movement has built a community of survivors from all walks of life. By bringing vital conversations about sexual violence into the mainstream, we’re helping to de-stigmatize survivors by highlighting the breadth and impact sexual violence has on thousands of women, and we’re helping those who need it to find entry points to healing. Ultimately, with survivors at the forefront of this movement, we’re aiding the fight to end sexual violence. We want to uplift radical community healing as a social justice issue and are committed to disrupting all systems that allow sexual violence to flourish.
Parking: The Community Parking Deck at Walnut & South 6th Streets is adjacent to the event location.
Note: We still are searching for moderators for this monthly event. If you're a discussion group veteran and interested in helping out, please email Jason at email@example.com.