GTA event

History of Humanism

History of Humanism

When:          3 evenings : October 28, November 4 and November 11
Time:           7 p.m.
Where:         Don Heights, Unitarian Congregation.  
                   18 Wynford Drive, Unit 103, Toronto, ON  M3C 3S2 (near Don Mills and Eglinton)
Registration:  Minimum of 10 people  Please e-mail office@donheights.ca 
                     or call the office at 416-444-8839 to register.
Cost:             Free  

Learn about the beginnings of Humanism and how it has changed over the years.  
The first session will describe the some history and the relationship to Unitarianism.
The other two will look at the relationship of humanism to Unitarianism, Paganism, Christianity etc.

Led by Tom Brown.

For more information go to www.donheights.ca

N.B. This event is hosted by the Don Heights Unitarian Congregation, not by the Humanist Association of Toronto (HAT). 

HAT Monthly Speaker Meeting: Fair Vote Canada and Proportional Representation: It’s Time for Change

HAT Monthly Speaker Meeting
Saturday, June 13, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, Room 4-414
Speaker: Joyce Hall, Co-chair Fair Vote Toronto Action Team
Topic: Fair Vote Canada and Proportional Representation: It’s Time for Change

Fair Vote Toronto is the official Toronto-area action team of Fair Vote Canada, the national organization calling for the replacement of the current first-past-the-post voting system with a fair and proportional system that provides equal votes for all, fair election outcomes and legitimate majority rule. The questions Joyce will address include: What is proportional representation (PR)? How does it work? Does it benefit women and minorities? What is wrong with the candidate with the most votes winning? In an election, doesn’t someone have to lose? Won’t PR result in chaos and instability? Join us for a lively and informative presentation, and bring your own questions!    

We Must Act Now on Climate Change – For Our Grandchildren

Humanist Association of Toronto Monthly Speaker Event
Saturday, May 9, 2015
1:30 – 3:00 pm
OISE, 252 Bloor St. west, Room 3-311
Speaker: Peter Jones, lawyer (retired), chairperson For Our Grandchildren
Topic: We Must Act Now on Climate Change – For Our Grandchildren

“I don’t want my grandchildren to see the earth die.” These poignant words introduce the video on the home page of For Our Grandchildren (4RG), a web-based organization whose vision is to connect and empower grandparents and prospective grandparents who are concerned about the potentially disastrous effects of climate change, and to enable them to join a movement to counter and prepare for these effects on behalf of all our children and grandchildren.

4RG offers opportunities for grandparents to learn, comment and to come together with others to discuss initiatives such as contacting their decision-makers with their concerns. The website www.forourgrandchildren.ca features an extensive blog with insightful posts on all aspects of climate change, videos, a monthly newsletter, tips on writing letters to the editor, and posters and other documents for use at events. 4RG is endorsed by honorary members Stephen Lewis, David Suzuki and Bishop Desmond Tutu. If you are concerned about the impending effects of climate change and want to help ensure that there is a world for our grandchildren to inherit, join us for this inspiring and informative presentation and discussion.

Debate on Trinity Western Law School controversy

The Christian TV show Context with Lorna Dueck is inviting humanists to be part of its studio audience during a debate over Trinity Western Law School and its anti-gay, anti-premarital sex code of conduct.

Going Godless 
Tuesday, December 2, 5:30 PM
Attempts by a private BC university to open a Christian law school have faced strong winds of opposition in the courts—and in the court of public opinion.  This week on Context, Advocates and opponents of Trinity Western Law School will debate its right to exist.  Participants include; Clayton Ruby, one of Canada's top constitutional lawyers; Justin Trottier, with the Canadian Secular Alliance; Earl Phillips, executive director, Trinity Western Law School, Janet Buckingham, Author of Fighting Over God and Andy Bannister with RZIM Canada. 
To reserve your COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS please write to tickets@contextwithlornadueck.com or call 416-599-9777 x 58

Location: Studio 42 at the CBC building located at 250 Front St. W. in Toronto.

A Celebration of the Life of Dr. Henry Morgentaler, Friday July 19, 7pm, Hart House

 Celebration of the Life of Dr. Henry Morgentaler

A memorial celebration to honour the life and work of Dr. Henry Morgentaler will be held on Friday, July 19, in Toronto .
WHAT: 
Memorial and celebration of life, Dr. Henry Morgentaler (1923-2013)
WHERE:  
The Great Hall, Hart House, 7 Hart House Circle , Toronto
WHEN: 
Friday, July 19, 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
The memorial celebration will begin at 7:00 p.m. in The Great Hall of Hart House, at 7 Hart House Circle ( University of Toronto campus).
Donations to a scholarship fund honouring Dr. Morgentaler's life and work will be gratefully accepted at the event.
 
SOURCE: Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC)