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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

  • Citizens’ Climate Lobby: “Carbon Fee & Dividend Legislation: How a Price on Carbon can Catalyze the Transition away Fossil Fuels”

    Monday, April 13 2015

    Citizens’ Climate Lobby: “Carbon Fee & Dividend Legislation: How a Price on Carbon can Catalyze the Transition away Fossil Fuels”

    7 p.m….610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City (Traverse Area Main Library)

    Please join Elizabeth (Lisa) Del Buono MD, co-leader of the Northern Michigan chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby, to discuss how Carbon Fee & Dividend legislation can catalyze the transition away from fossil fuels while creating jobs and stimulating the economy. Learn more about how Citizens’ Climate Lobby, a non-partisan grass roots advocacy group focused on creating the political will for a livable world, educates and empowers each of us as citizens to take action.

    Lisa Del Buono is a physician and a mother who lives and works in Traverse City. She went to medical school in her home state of Kentucky followed by a residency, fellowship, and short tenure as assistant professor at the University of Michigan. 

    As a mother, Lisa is concerned about potential impacts of climate change on future generations. Given the urgent need to transition quickly away from fossil fuels, she is convinced that carbon fee and dividend legislation is the best approach to catalyze the transition and buy us time to address more systemic problems. She believes that Citizens Climate Lobby has a unique model to empower the citizen to create the political will to make this change. She has trained as a Climate Reality Presenter and has been a co-leader with the Northern Michigan Chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby since it began in March of 2013.”

  • Hungry Humanists: Poppycock’s

    Eat Drink and be MerryMonday, March 30 2015

    Hungry Humanists at Poppycock’s

    7 p.m….128 E Front St, Traverse City

    Join us for dinner and conversation at Poppycock’s downtown! Please RSVP to Heather Kingham at heather.kingham@gthumanists.org.

  • Movie Night: Soylent Green

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    Movie Night! Soylent Green

    7 p.m….home of Craig and Vicki Olsen, 1798 Fisher Road, Traverse City

    Join us for a viewing and discussion of the classic film Soylent Green. Directions to Craig and Vicki’s: Front Street from downtown TC becomes North Long Lake Road which becomes Fisher Road. It’s a green house behind a row of pines.

  • Bowling: Lucky Jack’s

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    Friday, March 13
    Bowling at Lucky Jack’s

    9 p.m….1705 S. Garfield Ave., Traverse City

    Bring some LUCK to unlucky Friday the 13th (ha ha) by joining us for bowling at Lucky Jack’s!   Meet at  8:45pm to get shoes, balls, and drinks…we’ll be ready to bowl by 9.

  • Doug Moser speaks on “Addiction Treatment: Then and Now”

    Doug MoserMonday, March 9 2015

    Doug Moser speaks on “Addiction Treatment: Then and Now”

    7 p.m….610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City (Traverse Area Main Library)

  • Sleigh Ride

    Sleigh RideSaturday, February 21 2015

    Sleigh Ride at Black Horse Farm

    Meet at 1:15pm at Black Horse Farm: 11177 S. Plowman Road, Empire, MI 49630. Saturday February 21st, 2015. Dress warm for a 1.5 hour journey through the beautiful woods. We will stop over at a cabin on the hillside to warm by the wood stove and drink hot chocolate. Cost is $15 per adult/$10 per child.

    Please contact Vicki Olsen to RSVP: cvolsen17@yahoo.com