of Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
a chapter of the
American Humanist Association
is a nonprofit educational organization whose main purpose is to promote humanism as a viable alternative to supernatural and theistic belief systems. We serve as a forum for humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and other like-minded individuals in the Las Vegas area. We promote the Jeffersonian principle of separation of religion and government, the rights of nonreligious people in our society, free inquiry and thought, a naturalistic view of the universe and a reason-based, secular ethical system. Our membership is open to all like-minded people without regard to race, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, political or other affiliations.
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JUNE 2013 CALENDAR
HALVASON Membership Meeting
When - Sunday, June 16, 2013 at 1:45 PM
Where - 833 N. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV in the Library Program Room (across from Cashman Field)
What - View & Discuss DVD: "Dr. Sam Harris--Free Will."
Sam Harris is an American author, philosopher, public intellectual, and a neuroscientist. Some of his better known books include "The End of Faith" (2004), "Letter to a Christian Nation", (2006), "The Moral Landscape" (2010), "Lying" (2011), and "Free Will" (2012). His book "Free Will" serves as the basis for his talk in this DVD. Harris is a well-known contemporary critic of religion and a proponent of scientific skepticism. He is also an advocate for the separation of church and state, freedom of religion, and the liberty to criticize religion. In 2007 Sam Harris and his wife Annaka founded Project Reason, a charitable foundation devoted to spreading scientific knowledge and secular values in society. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Secular Coalition for America, a national lobbying organization representing the interests of nontheistic Americans.
For other meetings in the Las Vegas area of interest to non-theists, please visit the Las Vegas Coalition of Reason website (www.unitedcor.org/las-vegas) which has an events calendar listing the activites of all five organized freethought groups in town.