Author Archives: Linnaea Melcarek

Meeting at the Library: Isiah Smith on Patriotism

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, December 9, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists present Isiah Smith with a talk examining patriotism through the lens of history and music, using personal anecdotes and social commentary. Historically, patriotism has been used … Continue reading

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Hungry Humanists: Poppycocks

128 E. Front St., Traverse CityMonday, November 25, 6:30 p.m. Join the Grand Traverse Humanists for dinner out! Meet at Poppycocks at 6:30 p.m. for a delicious meal with friends both old and new. RSVP to Heather at heather.kingham@gmail.com or … Continue reading

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Humanist Movie Night: The Great Hack

Sunday, November 24, 4 p.m. at Linnaea’s house For our next Humanist movie night, we’ll gather at the home of Linnaea Melcarek to watch the documentary “The Great Hack,” about the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal. We’ll share a potluck dinner, … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Library: The ACLU’s Smart Justice Campaign

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, November 11, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists will welcome Anna Dituri of the ACLU, who will present on ways to improve Michigan’s criminal justice system, with a focus on what’s going on in … Continue reading

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Humanist Book Club: One Hot Summer

Sunday, November 17, 4:00-6:00 p.m.Marlene and Isiah’s house in Traverse City Grand Traverse Humanists will discuss One Hot Summer by Rosemary Ashton for our next book read and discussion. Horizon Books provides a 10% discount (15% if you are a … Continue reading

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Hungry Humanists: Red Mesa Grill

1544 US Highway 31 N, Traverse City, MI 49686Monday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. Join the Grand Traverse Humanists for dinner out! Meet at Red Mesa Grill at 6:30 p.m. for a delicious meal with friends both old and new. RSVP … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Library: “Cuba: Why Can’t We Just Move Forward?”

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, October 14, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists present a talk with Karen Puschel Segal on U.S.-Cuban relations. For sixty years, the relationship has been plagued by distrust and antagonism. Hoping to thwart Fidel … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Library: Culinary Medicine

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, September 9, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists present Dr. James Fox with a talk entitled “Culinary Medicine.” Dr. Fox is an Interventional Cardiologist at Munson Medical Center as part of their structural heart … Continue reading

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Humanist Book Club: Creating Change Through Humanism

Sunday, September 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m. 4813 N Indian Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696 We’ll discuss American Humanist Association executive director Roy Speckardt’s book “Creating Change Through Humanism.” The address is Scott and Suzette Blair’s home. Bring a dish to … Continue reading

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Humanist Book Club: Creating Change Through Humanism

Sunday, September 29, 4:00-5:30 p.m. 4813 N Indian Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696 About the book: Humanism is “the radical idea that you can be good without a god.” That’s how Roy Speckhardt, the longtime executive director of the … Continue reading

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