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Coming Society Events  

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, November 19, 12:15pm

We meet after the Sunday morning program in the upstairs conference room on the third Sunday of every month. Newcomers are always welcome to share their short, original works.


Book Group
Sunday, December 3, 12:15pm

We will discuss "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness," by Michelle Alexander. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that “we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it.” By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness.

Sunday, January 7, 12:15pm

We will discuss "The Zoo Story," a one-act play by Edward Albee written in 1958.  Albee’s first play, this searing story set in New York City’s Central Park explores themes of loneliness and alienation, leading to a shocking revelation of what really happened at the zoo.


Film Discussion Group
Monday, December 11,  7:15pm

We'll discuss these current films:

"Lady Bird" - Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated, and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. 

"Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" - A darkly comic drama from Academy Award winner Martin McDonagh (IN BRUGES). After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter's murder case, Mildred Hayes ( Frances McDormand) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer Dixon (Sam Rockwell), an immature mother's boy with a penchant for violence, gets involved, the battle between Mildred and Ebbing's law enforcement is only exacerbated.


Women's Group
Saturday, December 16,  10am

The EHS Women’s Group will meet on Saturday, December 16, at 10:00 am at Curt’s Café, 2922 Central, Evanston, for coffee and conversation. No reservation needed. Just come as you are. For more information, please see Curt’s Café at www.curtscafe.org.


Announcements


• Historical records of the society (1882-1980) are available to the public at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). The Society donated its papers to the UIC library over 30 years ago. Items in the collection include minutes, correspondence, membership lists, speeches, photos, and newspaper clippings. For an inventory of the collection, follow this link: ethicalhumanistsociety.org/history.

• Enjoy the coffee and social hour after Sunday morning programs. For the summer, the coffee hour is 'Do-It-Yourself'. Feel free to bring snacks to share and make coffee or tea. But, please help to clean up afterwards.

• Getting married? Naming your baby? Having a memorial service? Our Officiants—Matt Cole and Katie Merrell—perform weddings, baby namings, and memorial services. For a caring, secular ceremony, inquire at our This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

• Our Tribute Fund is a way of honoring each other—like condolences on losing a loved one and congratulations on a birth, wedding, or personal achievement. Each tribute is printed in the newsletter. Forms are on the literature tables.

• Join one of our hard-working committees—like Ethical Action, Sunday Program, Fund Raising, Building, Membership, Publicity, Audio-Visual, Adult Education, and Caring. Are you interested? Call Sharon Appelquist at the office.

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Dec 9
8:00 pm 

Ian Maksin's
Magic Cello Holiday