Instead of a lecture this month, we'll meet at our normal location and do something a bit different. This will be a great opportunity for first-timers to find out what we're about, but LVH regulars will enjoy the event as well.
The centerpiece will be a presentation by our LVH Families group: an informal and informative discussion on the experiences of a humanist parent raising a child with autism. As humanists, we know autism isn't caused by "God's plan," but that doesn't mean we don't have questions. We'll meet with a family who will share their real experiences and offer a chance for honest and open questions and answers. Children of all ages are also welcome to attend! All will have the opportunity to ask questions, or just listen and learn.
Following this discussion, childcare will be available (supervised by a qualified volunteer, Paula Shea) in a separate space where games, songs, and stories will entertain kids while adults will continue the event by sharing deconversion stories. We'd love to hear about what led you out of religion, or perhaps how you were raised without it. Of course, if you'd rather not share, you can simply listen to others tell of their experiences. We'll also hear about LVH's current and future programming, and have a Q&A about the group.
Lunch will be provided and served after the event (about 12:30) for those who wish to stay. There will be a good variety of food to provide options for those on special diets, but feel free to bring your own food if you'd like.
There is no charge for this event, as we strive to make as much of our programming as possible accessible to all. However, donations will be accepted to offset the cost of the lunch as well as our regular ongoing expenses.
August 05, 2018 at 11am - 12:30pm