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Welcome to the Grand Traverse Humanists. If you value science, reason, and compassion and believe that humans are responsible for their own destiny, you have come to the right place. We are a community for the non-religious in the Grand Traverse area, offering a forum for discussing and advancing a secular worldview based on our common humanity. Our programs include monthly speakers and discussions, film and book groups, and various volunteer and social events. All are free and open to the public. Check out Upcoming Events below, or click on the calendar. Nontheists, agnostics, atheists, freethinkers, rationalists, humanists, and more…we welcome you to join us!

Grand Traverse Humanists Main Meeting

Second Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

Traverse Area District Library main branch, 610 Woodmere Ave., TC

Upcoming Events

  • Interview: Grand Traverse Humanists Scott Blair

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    Click below for an interview by Conatus News with Grand Traverse Humanists vice-president Scott Blair:

    http://www.conatusnews.com/interview-with-scott-blair.html

  • Sleigh Ride

    Sleigh Ride

    Sunday, Feb 19 2017

    Sleigh Ride!

    1:15 p.m. – 3 p.m., Black Horse Farm…11177 S Plowman Rd, Empire

    One and 1/2 hour ride in the beautiful wooded landscape of Leelanau County. Sleigh holds 12 people. Please contact Vicki to reserve your space: cvolsen17@yahoo.com or call 231-943-1761. $15.00 per Adult/ $10.00 per Child (age 4-12)

  • Solstice/New Year’s Party!

    Winter Solstice forest sceneSaturday, Dec 31 2016

    Solstice/New Year’s party!

    8 p.m….home of Mark and Heather, 7670 E Shore Rd

  • Book Club: Being Mortal by Atul Gawanda

    Being Mortal book coverSunday, Nov 20 2016

    GTH Book Club: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

     4 p.m…home of Scott and Suzette

    Join us for a potluck and book discussion of the very important Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. RSVP to scott.blair@gthumanists.org

  • Meeting at the Library: Homelessness in TC

    Monday, Nov 14 2016

    Meeting at the Library: Homelessness in TC

    7 p.m. 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join us for a presentation on homelessness in TC…who are the people experiencing homelessness in our area? What resources are available to them, and how can we help? Mike McDonald will speak about Safe Harbor, the system currently in place in TC which provides food and housing during the winter months through rotating churches. Karen McCarthy will speak about Dann’s House, the Harm Reduction Model, and Housing First philosophy. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For more information, call 231-392-1215.

  • Meeting at the Library: Building Harmonious Police Community Relationships in Traverse City

    Tuesday, January 10 2017 **Note: TUESDAY MEETING**

    Meeting at the Library: Building Harmonious Police — Community Relationships in Traverse City

    7 p.m. 610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join us for a presentation by Traverse City Police Chief Jeffrey O’Brien, focusing on police–community relations. Chief O’Brien will discuss how our local police officers build rapport with citizens, how citizens can effectively share concerns with the police department, and what citizens can do to demonstrate strong support for our police department. **Please note that our monthly meeting at the library will be on a Tuesday this month.**