Upcoming 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.

  • Summer Solstice Brunch June 18, 2017 From 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. In observance of the summer solstice and World Humanist Day, join us for a complimentary brunch and celebrate the lengthening of days with your humanist family. Your RSVP is important for planning purposes. Please RSVP on Meetup (see below), or email ED@humanists.org, or call 408-650-8466. RSVP on Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/humanistcommunity/events/240334340/ Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/humanistcommsv/ Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/HumanistCommSV See videos of ... Details
  • The Human Awareness Institute Anne Watts June 25, 2017 Anne Watts is a certified hypnotherapist, educator, mediator and coach, specializing in couples and family dynamics, healing the inner child and issues of self-esteem and sexual abuse. In workshops offered by the Human Awareness Institute (http://w15.hai.org), Anne witnessed the transformation occurring on a deep and practical level; they opened their hearts to themselves and others through the healing power of love. ... Details
  • Report on the June 2017 AHA Conference Debbie Allen, Paul Gilbert, Arthur Jackson July 2, 2017 HCSV Executive Director Debbie Allen, HCSV Board President Paul Gilbert, and longtime HCSV member and leader Arthur Jackson will present their impressions and thoughts about the 2017 American Humanist Association (AHA) Conference, which they attended in Charleston, South Carolina in June. After the Forum, please join us for a lunch at 12:30pm. The lunch is complimentary for first-time ... Details
  • Learning to Live Wes Fornes July 9, 2017 One of the most impacting statements ever is the Socratic statement: the unexamined life is not worth living. It takes courage to view yourself as the subject matter for interrogation, scrutiny, and questioning. Wes will come at this idea with experience from counseling patients in their last stage of life while on hospice. Wes Fornes is a former Evangelical pastor ... Details
  • Naturalistic Transcendentalism Dr. Peter Bishop July 16, 2017 Here is a summary from Dr. Bishop: This is a philosophy that ties together everything that I have been discovering from a philosophical point of view, and published in my first peer-reviewed journal article of the same name in the Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism. I am continuing to make headway on this work, but I will present the fundamental ... Details
  • Empowering Women in Ghana with Cookstoves Adam Creighton, Alanna Miel July 23, 2017 Over one-third of the planet still cooks their food over open fires–at a human health and environmental cost that is staggering, and wholly unsustainable. The health and economic impacts fall hardest on the shoulders of women and young girls, and the paradigm contributes to systemic poverty among the most vulnerable people in the world. For almost 10 years, the team ... Details
  • A Scientific Explanation of Spirituality Dr. Frank Heile July 30, 2017 Dr. Frank Heile, who has physics degrees from Stanford and MIT, will be discussing his upcoming book, “Spirituality Explained – A Model of Consciousness and Spirituality” (https://spiritualityexplained.com/). This explanation of spirituality is completely compatible with the currently known laws of physics and science; thus, there are no “spirits” in this explanation of spirituality! After the Forum, please join us for ... Details
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