MHA Newsletter - March 2017

Greetings, Humans!

We’re plowing through 2017 at quite the clip, already moving past our second ever annual meeting with our third board of directors! We’ve already had a very successful March Humanist Brunch, and we’re getting busy!

Tuesday, March 14th, we’re going to be having our “packing party” with Big House Books volunteers, packing and labeling the books that we donated via our months-long book drive and fundraiser.

To get to Big House Books, go to 133 Millsaps Avenue - it’s easiest to get to from West Street, heading toward Mill Street. Then when you see the white side door, you go in there, and walk through the gallery.

Bring any books you’d like to donate - after Tuesday, it’ll be too late. We’ll be there at five, and until seven, and you don’t have to be there for the whole thing. Don’t be TOO late, though!

Can’t make it? Make a donation, we’ll use it. Don’t forget: We’re entirely dependent on your donations and membership fees. Without them, we can’t do things like this. Or anything, really.

After our changes from the annual meeting, membership has never been easier. Check out our website (which you support) to see how to join.

Speaking of other things like this, we’re having a Humanist Happy Hour at Green Ghost Tacos on Wednesday, March 22nd at 6:00. Come on and get a taco or two or three or four. Limber up those taco-chomping muscles or eat a burrito. It’s good fun and good food with good company.

This is the Green Ghost Tacos Fondren location - the old Que Sera building, which is where we had some of our first meetings, by the way. We’ll be in the outdoor seating or in the glassed-in room in the back, depending on the weather.

Finally, we’re very glad to announce something we’ve been working on for a few months now - a speaking appearance by Seth Andrews, aka “The Thinking Atheist.” This was made possible through your donations and memberships, and we’re going to putting more of the details on the website very soon - but for now, you can check it out on Facebook.

The event’s on Sunday, May 21st, from 2 to 4 PM, in Pearl, at the Holiday Inn. We’ll be talking more about this in the future, and hope to see some new faces.

Hopefully, this will be a continuation of the proud humanist tradition of education and compelling speakers. If you know of anything that can help us put on more events like these - ranging from good venues to interesting speakers, equipment, or anything else - please feel free to contact us.

Thanks, humans!

 

Patrick Jerome

Communications Officer

Mississippi Humanist Association