Category Archives: What’s New

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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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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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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Meeting at the Library: Skeptical Medicine with Dr. John Byrne

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, August 12, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists present Dr. John Byrne, a doctor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Warren, Michigan, who will talk about quackery and pseudoscience in healthcare. Dr. Byrne’s website, … Continue reading

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Meeting at the Library: Dr. David Martin

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, July 8, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists present Dr. David Martin, infectious disease specialist for Munson Medical Center, who will talk about food safety and how to avoid food poisoning.  

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Meeting at the Library: Katie Grzesiak

Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere AvenueMonday, June 10, 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Humanists present a program on native and invasive plants by Katie Grzesiak, coordinator of the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network. The ISN’s mission is to protect, enhance, … Continue reading

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