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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!

Upcoming Events

  • G.T. Humanists Meeting: Sturgeon for Tomorrow

    Monday, May 8, 6 p.m.
    Traverse Area District Library
    610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join us for a presentation by Brenda Archambo, founder of Sturgeon for Tomorrow. She will speak on the organization’s efforts to conserve and protect sturgeon of the Great Lakes. Sturgeon for Tomorrow began as an organization to protect sturgeon breeding grounds along the Black River near Cheboygan and now includes a fish hatchery, sturgeon planting, scientific research, and school and community education programs. 



  • Hungry Humanists: Common Good Bakery

    Monday, April 24, 6 p.m.
    1115 E. 8th St., Traverse City

    Come join the Grand Traverse Humanists for dinner at Common Good Bakery’s new location on E. 8th St. in Traverse City! It’s not just baked goods anymore; they have a dinner menu at night. Check it out here: https://www.commongoodbakery.com/-night

    Please contact Scott at 231-313-7214 to RSVP. Hope to see you there!



  • Hungry Humanists: Jolly Pumpkin

    Monday, March 27, 6 p.m.
    13521 Peninsula Dr., Traverse City

    Humanists will meet to dine at the Jolly Pumpkin restaurant and brewery on Old Mission Peninsula, March 27 at 6:00. Please RSVP to Leigh at lawietsma@gmail.com to attend.





  • G.T. Humanists Meeting: FLOW (For Love of Water)

    Monday, March 13, 6 p.m.
    Traverse Area District Library
    610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join the Grand Traverse Humanists for a presentation by Liz Kirkwood, executive director of FLOW (For Love of Water), a non-profit based in Traverse City, dedicated to protecting the public waters and ecosystems in the Great Lakes Basin. Her presentation is called “Water for All: The Future of Water in the Great Lakes Region.”

    As an environmental attorney for over 20 years, Liz develops and oversees FLOW’s work on key Great Lakes environmental policies designed to promote healthy ecosystems, thriving communities, and access to safe, clean, affordable water for all. Often testifying or speaking before public bodies, she makes frequent presentations to community organizations and professional audiences on Great Lakes issues from Line 5 to water justice and infrastructure financing to water privatization to climate change.



  • G.T. Humanists Meeting: Depolarizing Political Discussions

    Monday, February 13, 6 p.m.
    Traverse Area District Library
    610 Woodmere Ave., Traverse City

    Join us for a presentation by Mike Radke, PhD from the organization Braver Angels, for a program called “Depolarizing Political Discussions: How to Get Liberals and Conservatives in the Same Room for a Civil Conversation.”





  • Hungry Humanists: The Burrow

    Sunday, January 22, 11 a.m.
    12930 S West Bay Shore Dr, Traverse City

    Join us as we meet to have brunch at The Burrow restaurant in Traverse City (located in the former Tuscan Bistro building on SW Bayshore Dr., between Grandview and Cherry Bend Rd). Check out the menu here: www.burrowtc.com.

    Please RSVP to Leigh at lawietsma@gmail.com.