Is Atheism Still a Dirty Word?

General audience discussion

11 a.m., August 2, 2020

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This online, general audience discussion Forum will be on the topic of:

“Is Atheism Still a Dirty Word?”

While pundits on the right often see atheism as a bad thing, this view may be less so among the general population.

What are your feelings and experiences? Please let us know by taking part in our discussion, or listen to other audience members discuss this topic.

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Darn! Why’d Dat Break Down?

George Licina

11 a.m., July 26, 2020

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This online Forum will be on the topic of:

“Darn! Why’d Dat Break Down?”

Things break. Sometimes, especially in industry, we need to know the WHY, HOW, WHEN, RATE, etc. of those failures. George Licina will describe the why, how, and some details of how he thinks failure analyses should be approached, along with examples of failures from over the years.

George has worked in the power industry since 1972. He is a recognized expert in the area of microbiologically influenced corrosion, is the author of the two Sourcebooks for MIC in Nuclear Power Plants, and an inventor of the BI○GEORGE™ electrochemical system for on-line monitoring of biofilm formation. He has authored more than seventy five publications in the open literature and four patents.

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Darn! Why’d Dat Break Down? – George Licina from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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Safe Bystander Engagement

Jennifer Bedania and Erica Wiley

11 a.m., July 19, 2020

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This online Forum will be on the topic of:

“Safe Bystander Engagement”

Our speakers, Jennifer Bedania and Erica Wiley, work with the Social Justice Program of the YWCA of Silicon Valley (https://ywca-sv.org/).  This talk will describe when and how to safely interact when you see inappropriate or threatening behaviors in others.

The YWCA of Silicon Valley offers prevention education services and community awareness workshops to increase knowledge about sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking. Their programs focus on dispelling myths about gender-based violence, connecting survivors to resources, promoting healthy relationships, and encouraging safe bystander engagement.

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Safe Bystander Engagement – Jennifer Bedania and Erica Wiley from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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Winning Women’s Suffrage: Celebrating Victories, Learning from Mistakes

Prof. Nancy C. Unger

11 a.m., July 12, 2020

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This online Forum will be on the topic of:

Winning Women’s Suffrage: Celebrating Victories, Learning from Mistakes – An Illustrated Talk Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage in the United States

It will be presented by Prof. Nancy C. Unger, Professor of History at Santa Clara University.

Women have been able to vote in this country for a hundred years, yet the WAY they gained that right continues to impact our society today. Most suffrage supporters argued that women needed the vote because their “natural” roles as altruistic homemakers qualified them to be “public housekeepers.” Unlike men, caught up in the drive for profit in order to provide for their families, women’s selfless vote was needed to end problems like political corruption, child labor, impure food and drugs, and vice. Other women scorned such romantic notions, and claimed the vote as human beings, equal in rights to men.

This talk will be illustrated by images used to promote both arguments, and will highlight the surprising roles that racism and war played in how and when women got the vote—and what came after.

Nancy C. Unger is Professor of History at Santa Clara University, specializing in women’s history, LGBTQ history, and the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. This will mark her 12th presentation to the Humanist Community! Her works include the award-winning biographies Belle La Follette; Progressive Era Reformer, and Fighting Bob La Follette: The Righteous Reformer as well as Beyond Nature’s Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History and A Companion to the Gilded Age and Progressive Era. Her op-eds applying the lessons of the past to the present are published in venues including The Washington Post, CNN, and TIME. She has appeared on National Public Radio and been featured on PBS’s American Masters, and four hour-long programs on C-SPAN.

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Winning Women’s Suffrage: Celebrating Victories, Learning from Mistakes – Prof. Nancy C. Unger from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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Return to Ecuador, a Summer of Community Service in My Birth Country

Lucas Daney

11 a.m., June 28, 2020

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This online Forum will be on the topic of “Return to Ecuador, a Summer of Community Service in My Birth Country”, and will be presented by Lucas Daney.

Lucas Daney spent 6 weeks in Ecuador during the summer of 2019, his first time returning to the country since he left as a toddler. During his elementary school years Lucas was an active member of the Silicon Valley Humanist Community Family Program. He will talk to with Humanist Community about his experiences as an Amigos de las Americas volunteer in the rural Ecuadorian Andes, a couple hundred miles from the province where he was born.

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Return to Ecuador, a Summer of Community Service in My Birth Country – Lucas Daney from Humanist Community-SiliconValley on Vimeo.

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