Future Forum Programs

The Humanist Community in Silicon Valley offers Forum programs on Sundays at 11:00 which are typically speakers followed by a period of Q & A, but may also be poetry readings, talent shows, etc. Join us! Note this page is typically updated monthly, and near the end of each month, once the schedule for the following month is firm.

  • The Kurdish Bike: Life in a Village in Kurdish Iraq Alesa Lightbourne October 22, 2017 “Courageous teachers wanted to help rebuild war-torn nation.” Alesa Lightbourne responded to an online ad, and ended up spending six months teaching in Kurdish Iraq in 2010. She spent every weekend in a local village, where she learned first-hand about honor killings, female genital mutilation, and age-old traditions that limit the lives of Kurdish women. Her recently published book, The ... Details
  • Benefit Corporations Hosted by Arthur Jackson October 29, 2017 Longtime Humanist Community member and leader Arthur Jackson will introduce the concept of a Benefit Corporation, and then show a 30 minute video of a HCSV Forum talk by John Montgomery on Benefit Corporations from 3/31/13 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4djAObGZnmI). Mr. Jackson will then host the Q&A period, drawing from John’s article in the May/June 2014 issue of The Humanist magazine ... Details
  • Concentration Meditation Beverly Kam November 5, 2017 Meditation is an ancient art and science. Meditation teachers from years ago knew the benefits of meditation. Their students also knew or heard of the benefits and sought out the teachers. In our current day and age, with the use of technology, we can actually see for ourselves how practicing meditation is beneficial on many levels – physical, mental, ... Details
  • By the Numbers—Nonbelievers in the U.S. Dr. Judith Bannister November 12, 2017 What is the situation today regarding religious believers and nonbelievers in this country? For some people, the religious landscape is changing frightfully fast. But for many of us, progress toward Humanism and Atheism seems glacial. The best source of reliable current data and insights on nonbelievers and believers in the U.S. is the surveys designed and carried out by ... Details
  • Cooking For Time, Taste and Turf – Healthy Holidays for People and Planet Laura Stec November 19, 2017 The odds of eating healthy are not in our favor. Grocery shelves are stocked with highly stimulating junk foods, and brains have been hijacked into expectations of “eatertainment” rather than nourishment. And who has the motivation, or the time to cook and eat healthy food anyways? Join chef and author Laura Stec for a discussion on what influences our shopping and eating ... Details
  • Performance Forum Hosted by Sena Havasy November 26, 2017 Do you love music? Play a musical instrument and/or sing? Solo, group or sing along? Do you have a favorite poem? Is it one that you’ve read or one that you wrote yourself? Do you have a skit or dance piece you could share with us? We are looking for participants for our ninth Annual Performance ... Details
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