Our speaker this month is Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, who represents the 16th Legislative District in the New Jersey State Legislature. In the State Assembly, he chairs the newly-created State Assembly Science, Innovation and Technology Committee. Andrew is also a physicist and the Head of Science Education at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.
He will discuss the importance of science literacy, the politicization of science, the current challenges faced by the scientific community, and his personal observations of being both a scientist and a politician.
PLEASE NOTE that this meeting is on Saturday, not our usual Sunday.
The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).
A Q&A session will follow the talk.
Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.
Special Notice: NJAAF Fundraiser
For the last several years, NJHN has participated in the annual bowl-a-thon fundraiser for the New Jersey Abortion Access Fund (NJAAF). which provides financial assistance to help women in New Jersey who need financial assistance for abortion care, emergency contraception, options counseling, child care, hotel and transportation costs, and lost wages. We believe that everyone deserves the right and resources to make the pregnancy decisions best for themselves, without economic coercion, shame, or stigma.
This year, NJHN's bowling team, Bowlers Beyond Belief, is on the disabled list, but we are still participating by asking our members and supporters to donate directly to NJAAF. NJAAF is a 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible. Please visit their website this week during their fundraiser. Click Donate, add your amount, and then click Add special instructions to the seller to add NJHN donor so that we can determine how much our members donated to the fundraiser when it's over. Thank you for continuing to support NJAAF!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 7:00 PM: Monthly Dinner
Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you're new, just tell the staff you're with the meetup group.
If you know you're coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook. Use one of the links to the right.
NJCoR's billboard in Kearny, October 26 - November 22, 2009
NJ Turnpike western spur SB, just past 15W
Widespread intellectual and moral docility may be convenient for leaders in the short term, but it is suicidal for nations in the long term. One of the criteria for national leadership should therefore be a talent for understanding, encouraging, and making constructive use of vigorous criticism.
- Carl Sagan
The lifestance of Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully. It evolved through the ages and continues to develop through the efforts of thoughtful people who recognize that values and ideals, however carefully wrought, are subject to change as our knowledge and understandings advance.
- from Humanist Manifesto III
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