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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

  • Roy Zimmerman in Concert!

    Roy ZimmermanSept 30, 2011 Roy Zimmerman in Concert!

    8 p.m….Inside Out Gallery, 211 Garland St., Traverse City

    Roy Zimmerman writes fiercely funny songs about ignorance, war and greed. In eleven albums over twenty years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the struggle for Peace and Social Justice. His songs are heard on NPR, PRI, Air America and Sirius Radio. Roy’s YouTube videos have garnered over two million views and tens of thousands of comments, many of them coherent. The Los Angeles Times says, “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer.”

    Tickets: $15 advance $20 door $25 reserved $35 VIP
    Available at InsideOut Gallery & Oryana
    Online @ www.treatickets.com

  • Roundtable Discussion: What’s in a Name?

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    Sept 12 2011 Roundtable Discussion: What’s in a Name?

    7 p.m….History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.

    Humanist, atheist, agnostic, freethinker, secular scientist…how do you identify yourself?  How does using these terms affect your discourse with others?  Join us at the History Center for a roundtable discussion Monday, September 12.

  • Grand Traverse Humanists at Friday Night Live!

    The Grand Traverse Humanists recently sponsored a booth at Friday Night Live, promoting bicycling in conjunction with the event’s Cherry Roubaix Bike Fest theme. Participants of all ages had fun guessing how far it was by bike to various locations around town. We pointed out the benefits of cycling as a humanistic solution to some of our most pressing problems: reliance on foreign oil, high price of gas, obesity. Many people expressed appreciation for the presence of Humanists at Friday Night Live. We’re looking forward to next year!

  • Meeting at the Library: Lake Invaders

    Monday, May 8 2017

    Meeting at the Library: Lake Invaders

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

    Join us for a presentation by William Rapai, author of  Lake Invaders: Invasive Species and the Battle for the Future of the Great Lakes. There are over 180 exotic species in the Great Lakes, and most are innocuous…but a handful of them are conducting an all-out assault on the Great Lakes and winning the battle (sea lamprey, alewife, round goby, quagga mussel, zebra mussel, Eurasian watermilfoil, spiny water flea, and rusty crayfish). Mr. Rapai sounds a call to action and makes a strong case for what is at stake; examining the environmental, economical, and politic issues at stake in a balanced, lively, and accessible way.

    Monday, May 15

    Volunteer at the State Theatre

    7:30 – 10:30 p.m…State Theatre, 233 E Front Street, Traverse City

    The third Monday of each month is Grand Traverse Humanists volunteer night at the State Theatre! Come take tickets, sell reasonably-priced popcorn and drinks, help with clean-up after, and earn a voucher for a future free movie. Help us support this worthwhile part of our community and have fun at the same time! Sign up at the meeting the week before, or email Sue at librarygirl1963@hotmail.com.