Coming Society Events  

Women's Group
Saturday, September 16,  10am

The EHS Women’s Group will meet on Saturday, September 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.

Creative Writers Group
Sunday, September 17, 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, October 1, 12:15pm

We will discuss "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls. Described by the Chicago Tribune as an 'eloquent, breathlessly readable memoir,” this 2005 book on Walls’ early life with an alcoholic father and an artist mother was recently released as a motion picture. We will discuss the book, but observations on the movie also are welcome.

Sunday, November 5, 12:15pm

We will discuss "News of the World," a novel by Paulette Jiles. In the aftermath of the America Civil War, an aging itinerant news reader agrees to transport a young captive of the Kiowa back to her people in this morally complex, multi-layered novel of historical fiction from the author of "Enemy Women" that explores the boundaries of family, responsibility, honor, and trust.

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.

Film Discussion Group
Monday, October 9,  7:15pm

We'll discuss these current films:

"Brad's Status" - Brad Sloan (Ben Stiller) takes his son Troy (Austin Abrams), to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

"Wind River" - A chilling thriller that follows a rookie FBI agent (Elizabeth Olsen) who teams up with a local game tracker with deep community ties and a haunted past (Jeremy Renner) to investigate the murder of a local girl on a remote Native American Reservation in the hopes of solving her mysterious death.


• 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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Oct 14
8:00 pm 

Kristin Lems

The Second Saturday Coffeehouse delights in welcoming back folksinger/songwriter Kristin Lems to open our twelfth year of music and spoken word. 

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