Mississippi Humanist Newsletter - June 2018

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JIM HELTON SCHEDULED TO SPEAK TO MHA

HELTON EXPECTED TO SPEAK ABOUT ISSUES IMPORTANT TO HUMANISTS

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We are pleased to announce that the MHA has scheduled an appearance by Jim Helton, National Field Organizer for American Atheists, for Tuesday, July 10.

The MHA is an affiliate of American Atheists and we are excited to have him visit us. Jim is the co-founder and President of Tri-State Freethinkers, this year’s American Atheists Affiliate of the Year winner, operating in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

Please RSVP via e-mail to mha@mshumanists.org , or on one of our social media sites ASAP, if you plan to attend, so we may procure an appropriate space.

We plan to hold this event in the Jackson, MS metro area. If you have any venue suggestions or any comments regarding this appearance, please e-mail us at mha@mshumanists.org. We will announce the location of this event as soon as possible

If you can donate to help defray the costs associated with this event, you can do so easily on the website - www.mshumanists.org, or via mail at PO Box 1343, Jackson, MS 39215.

With your help, we can continue to grow and offer great events like this one! Thank you for your support of the MHA!


MHA LAUNCHES NEW BLOG

We are excited to announce we have launched a new blog on the MHA website. This blog provides us with the opportunity to connect with humanists across the state and the world, while sharing information that is important to humanists.

Our most recent blog post, “3 Myths Spread by the Religious Right,” generated a lot of attention on social media. The blog post identifies common myths humanists and other nonbelievers deal with on a regular basis and provides factual information you can use to refute those myths. We invite you to read through the post so you will be ready to fight back.

MHA President Kim Gibson also jumped on the blog to talk about religious politics in Mississippi. Please read her post about Governor Phil Bryant’s claim that secular Mississippians are “angry at a god they don’t believe in.”

If you have yet to join the MHA, please read our post titled “5 Reasons to Join the MHA.” It explains why we need people just like you to join our group.

Bookmark our blog so you can stay up-to-date on all our new posts.


MONTHLY EVENTS

HUMANIST HAPPY HOUR - JUNE 20

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Humanist Happy Hour will be at Hal and Mal’s from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hal and Mal’s is located at 200 Commerce Street in Jackson.

HATTIESBURG BRUNCH - JUNE 24

Hattiesburg Sunday Brunch will be at Keg and Barrel from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keg and Barrel is at 1315 Hardy Street in Hattiesburg. We hope to see you there!

BOD MEETING - JUNE 28

MHA’s monthly Board of Directors Meeting will be on June 28 in the Community Room at Whole Foods Market in Jackson. Members are encouraged to attend so they can contribute their ideas for policies and activities. 

SECOND SUNDAY BRUNCH - JULY 8

MHA Second Sunday Brunch will be at Surin of Thailand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us at 3000 Old Canton Road #105 in Jackson.


SOCIAL MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

We have been busy engaging people on social media, and it is paying off. We now have over 1,000 Facebook fans and growing, and our followers are participating in insightful discussions.

Here are some of the social media posts that received the most engagement.

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JOIN THE MHA!

It is more important than ever to join the MHA. There is strength in numbers, and with your help, we can create a stronger community and a stronger voice in the state of Mississippi. Yearly membership is only $25 for individuals and $40 for families. As a member, you will help in shaping the MHA mission and meet some new friends at the same time. Also, your membership dues will help us make an impact in the state. Every dollar of donations and fees work to support humanism in Mississippi.

For more information about joining the MHA, renewing your membership, or donating to support humanism here in Mississippi, please check out our website at www.mshumanists.org.


For information on all MHA events, you can find more info on the website,  on Twitter (@MSHumanists), Meetup.com, and Facebook (@MississippiHumanist).