What Makes People Sick?

First Surgeon General of California, Nadine Burke Harris

11 a.m., May 26, 2024

Join us this Sunday in person OR online, as we watch and discuss two videos about health.
In How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime, pediatrician Nadine Burke Harris talks about the dramatic physiological damage caused by a childhood abuse. You can watch this 16-minute 2014 video at:
https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime

In What makes us sick? Look upstream, doctor Rishi Manchanda talks about the health damage done by an adverse social environment. You can watch this 18-minute 2014 video at:
https://www.ted.com/talks/rishi_manchanda_what_makes_us_get_sick_look_upstream

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This week, you can attend our forum in person with fellow humanists at Maker Nexus, 1330 Orleans Drive, Sunnyvale CA, 94089. (On the first and third Sunday of the month, you can continue to attend our forum at the Mountain View Senior Center.) We may visit a nearby restaurant for lunch after the forum.
If you attend in person, COVID protocols will be followed. If you have symptoms that may be COVID, kindly attend on Zoom. Help us make sure we have room for you. If you can join us in person, please email vp@humanists.org to let us know.

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How the US Is Destroying Young People’s Future

Scott Galloway

11 a.m., May 19, 2024

Join us in person OR online.

How the US Is Destroying Young People’s Future is an 18-minute TED talk by Scott Galloway. In it he describes how programs and policies in the U.S. take money from the needy and give it to the wealthy. His speaking style is both humorous and angry, and (you’re forewarned) he places much of this injustice on the shoulders of us older Americans.

Prof. Galloway was born November 3, 1964 and grew up in Los Angeles, California. He is a clinical professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, public speaker, author, podcast host, and entrepreneur. He was elected to the 1999 class of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Leaders of Tomorrow, which recognizes 100 people under 40 who have had impact on a global level.

Galloway self-describes as an atheist. He advises his students not to follow their passion, but to follow their talent.

You can watch this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEJ4hkpQW8E.

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On the first and third Sunday of the month, such as this Sunday, you can attend our forum in person with fellow humanists at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040. Lunch will be served after the forum. We request a $10 donation for lunch.

If you can join us in person, please email vp@humanists.org to help us make sure we have room for you. COVID protocols will be followed. If you have symptoms that may be COVID, kindly attend on Zoom.

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Next Gen Nonreligion: Exploring Changing American Nonreligious Generations

Elizabeth Drescher

11 a.m., June 2, 2024

Join Santa Clara University professor Elizabeth Drescher in person OR online. Prof. Drescher will share insights from research on the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S., and her experience teaching Nonreligion in America with SCU undergraduates for nearly a decade. She will document the changing proportion of U.S. adults who identify with no religion, and show us how the percent of “Nones” differs by generation.

Professor Drescher teaches religious studies at Santa Clara University, where she also directs the Living Religion Collaborative, a place-based center for student and faculty engagement with local religious and nonreligious communities. A scholar of non/religion as it is experienced by ordinary people in everyday life, she is the author of Choosing Our Religion: The Spiritual Lives of American Nones (Oxford 2016) and numerous other books and articles on lived religious and nonreligious experience.

The Atheist Community of San Jose joins with the Humanist Community to co-host this event.

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On the first and third Sunday of the month, such as this Sunday, you can attend our forum in person with fellow humanists at the Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View, CA 94040. Lunch will be served after the forum. We request a $10 donation for lunch.

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Ron Reagan: Not Afraid of Burning in Hell

Ron Reagan

11 a.m., May 12, 2024

Join us this Sunday in person OR online, as we watch Ron Reagan: Not Afraid of Burning in Hell, a 27-minute interview from the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) with Ron Reagan Jr., the son of former president of the United States, Ronald Reagan. You may have seen Ron’s ads on TV for FFRF.
He’ll discuss his early lack of belief in religion and the resulting absence of any disillusionment. He also talks some about making the FFRF ad and the reactions to it.
You can see this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7996hjxbJ_I

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This week, you can attend our forum in person with fellow humanists in the Orchard Room at the Los Altos Library, 13 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022. (On the first and third Sunday of the month, you can continue to attend our forum at the Mountain View Senior Center.)
If you can join us in person, please email vp@humanists.org to help us make sure we have room for you. COVID protocols will be followed. If you have symptoms that may be COVID, kindly attend on Zoom.

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Photo by Paul Schultz – originally posted to Flickr as Ron Reagan, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6857068