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
Please note: MEETINGS AT THE LIBRARY ARE TEMPORARILY ON HOLD DUE TO
We have been holding virtual meetings over Zoom: check the upcoming events for details.
- Meeting at the Library: Round-table Discussion…Who Watches the Watchers?
Monday, October 12 2015
Meeting at the Library: Round-table Discussion…Who Watches the Watchers?
7 p.m….610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City
Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry was a card carrying Humanist. The Star Trek franchise included 5 different series and was his progressive vision of a fictional future where the ideals of Secular Humanism were the norm (at least for the earth’s inhabitants!).
Join the Grand Traverse Humanists as they view and then discuss an episode titled “Who Watches The Watchers?” from the Star Trek The Next Generation series. It was one of the most thought provoking and Humanistic episodes of the Star Trek franchise.
- Meeting at the Library: Aid in Dying: The Ultimate Human Right
Monday, September 14 2015
Meeting at the Library: Aid in Dying: The Ultimate Human Right
7 p.m….610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City (Traverse Area Main Library)
Ed Gogol, president of Final Options Illinois (formerly Hemlock of Illinois) will discuss the movement for death with dignity, and in particular the laws in Oregon and four other states which allow terminally ill, mentally competent adults to choose a hastened death. Mr. Gogol is a member of Compassion & Choices, the Death With Dignity National Center, and Final Exit Network. Please join us for what is sure to be an interesting talk on a topic that involves us all.
- Hungry Humanists: Red Mesa Grill
Monday, September 28 2015
Hungry Humanists: Red Mesa Grill
7 p.m….Red Mesa Grill 1544 US 31 North, 1/2 mile east of the State Park
Join us for dinner out! RSVP to Heather at email@example.com.
- Bike Ride: Darrow Park to Suttons Bay
Sunday, September 13 2015
Humanist Bike Ride
10 a.m….Darrow Park to Suttons Bay
Join us for a bike ride up the TART trail to Suttons Bay, where we will indulge in a nice brunch as a reward. 🙂 Then bike back, or take the Bata bus if you’re feeling like digesting your meal in peace and comfort. 17 miles each way. Meet at 10 a.m. at Darrow Park in Traverse City. There is parking along the side of the road. You can text Heather with any questions…503-422-6515.
- Hearty Humanists Power Island Excursion
September 25-27 2015
Hearty Humanists Island Excursion
Our first-ever Humanist camping weekend! We’ll be coordinating our boats to reach the Power/Bassett Island Friday night, returning on Sunday. GTH will organize breakfasts and dinners…bring snacks/lunch on your own. RSVP to Scott Blair firstname.lastname@example.org 231-313-7214 with the answers to the following: Your envisioned stay (one or two nights)? Do you have a boat or shall we line you up with a boat and captain?
- Movie Night: The Humanism of Star Trek
Monday, August 31 2015
The Humanism of Star Trek
7 p.m….home of Craig and Vicki Olsen, 1798 Fisher Road, Traverse City
On this fifth Monday of the month, we’ll meet at the home of Craig and Vicki Olsen to view and discuss selected episodes of Star Trek and discuss its humanistic elements. Casual atmosphere; snacks welcome!