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Episode 6 – Denver People’s Fair

Community, Volunteerism, Outreach

The People’s Fair is a 45 Year tradition in Denver, Colorado that welcomes in the summer with an enormous festival of entertainers, artists, and volunteers in a celebration of community.  According to the official website of the People’s Fair, it is

Denver’s oldest neighborhood festival and famous for bringing together a diverse population to celebrate community and enjoy the start to the summer. This Civic Center Park tradition welcomes community groups, artists, and entertainment from every corner of Denver.  The uniqueness and magic of the People’s Fair is created by the blending of great family fun, carefully selected handmade arts & crafts, delicious culinary delights, fabulous entertainment and the commitment to raise funds for and promote the missions of non-profit organizations.

As part of volunteerism and community outreach the Secular Hub’s many hardworking volunteers were present to make a good impression on believers and to let everyone else know that a thriving free thought community exists right here in Denver.  Enjoy this exploration of community in culture with The Secular HubCast!

Learn more about Denver and the People’s Fair:

Civic Center Park

The official website for the People’s Fair

Learn more about the guests who spoke with the HubCast:

One Colorado is fighting to protect the people of Colorado from bad science

Learn more about the practice of public banking.  As a model for other economies, consider North Dakota’s public bank

Ellen Brown writes on the subject of public banking

A bunch of volunteers from the Hub took a break to have a giant sword battle.  It was super fun

Can Denver ComicCon promote education?  Learn about those efforts here

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

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Learn more about the American Humanist Association

Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Mike Baumeester

Episode 5 – Secular Sisterhood

The cliche that atheists are a bunch of white men has persisted so long because many atheist groups tend to be dominated by them.

Where do freethinking women go for their community?  The Secular Hub is proud of our Secular Sisterhood, a group founded by women to provide a safe place for community, sharing, and support.

In this episode Ruth and Katie discuss what the Secular Sisterhood does, its mission, and what it means to its members.  What was the impetus for forming it in the first place, why was it even needed?

Also discussed in this episode;  the frenzy of sexual assault allegations, denials, and confessions that has dominated the media landscape touches the lives of secular people, too.  Katie and Ruth have a direct and candid discussion on this, and Jesse even gets in on the action to ask a few naive questions.

This is a serious conversation, so strong language and mature conversation occur.  Listen at your own risk.

Learn more about and communicate with the Secular Sisterhood:

Attend an event on Meetup

Reach out of Facebook

Learn more about the topics that helped influence this conversation:

Non-binary gendered individuals

Evolve Fish supports Secular Sisterhood

Axe throwing is the new thing to do.  Here and here’s where we do it in Denver

Women are not nags.  Believe it

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

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Follow the Secular Hub on Facebook and Twitter

Learn more about the American Humanist Association

Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host: Ruth McLeod

Guests: Katie Wolfis, Jesse Gilbertson

Correction: At the time of posting this episode the Meetup page for Secular Sisterhood has 289 members

4 – March for Science Denver

On the 22nd of April, 2017 legions of people around the world marched, taught, and learned together in the name of science, reason, and free speech.  Many thousands participated in Denver, including a delegation from the Secular Hub.  The HubCast was on hand to capture the energy of this historic event. Jesse Gilbertson and Mike Bouwmeester discuss Mike’s background and his work with the HubCast.  Mike interviews several activists at the march and at the teach-ins, including one of the event’s main organizers.

As this episode was recorded on site at Denver’s beautiful Civic Center Park the noise and energy of the event can be heard in the background, and that energy and enthusiasm can be heard in the diverse voices of those participating in this episode.

 

Recorded April 22, 2017.

 

Learn more about the guests in this episode:

Colorado Children’s Immunization Project

Jefferson Humanists

Sierra Club and learn about the initiative to get Denver 100% carbon free by 2030

The Academy GO WILDCATS!

March For Science Denver  or visit the national organization March for Science

 

The Secular Hubcast:  the Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub

Become a member of the Secular Hub today

Follow the Secular Hub on Facebook and Twitter

Learn more about the American Humanist Association

Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Host(s): Mike Baumeester, Jesse Gilbertson

Videographer: Jesse Gilbertson

3 – Andrew Curtis Forlines – Secular Comedy Home School

This week we speak with Secular Hub member Andrew Curtis Forlines.  Currently a chef and comedian in the Denver area, Andrew speaks about what it was like to grow up home schooled, never visiting or attending any organized school.  What type of religious thinking can create a situation where children don’t have a basic right to an education, and what are some of the consequences?
Andrew and Jesse also discuss the comedy scene, accidentally getting a contact high at work, making scientists better communicators and bringing people together.  In addition to being a member of the Secular Hub Andrew also volunteers at the Hub by organizing and running events such as Secular Night Live, cooking for events like pancake breakfasts, and running Dinner and a Documentary night, as well as other events.  He’s kind of a working machine.
Find Andrew Curtis Forlines at or reach out to him via
Email:  HysterialAF@gmail.com
Host: Jesse Gilbertson
Guests: Andrew Curtis Forlines
The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)
Logo Design: Terry Kirkham
Editor: Mike Bouwmeester

2 – A Discussion with Melissa Huff & Dr. Caleb Lack of the Secular Therapist Project

Jesse Gilbertson welcomes Melissa Huff to the HubCast. They discuss her background, values, interests, and hopes regarding the Secular Hub and the larger secular movement. Melissa mentions activist and science advocate AronRa’s 2016 visit to the Secular Hub, her involvement in the Secular Sisterhood and her career goals.
Later, Melissa interviews Dr. Caleb Lack. Dr. Lack is a clinical psychologist, professor, author, skeptic and activist. Currently, he is the Director of the Secular Therapist Project which aims to bring together non-religious persons seeking mental health treatment with secular, evidence-based providers. Melissa and Dr. Lack discuss mental health and the Secular Therapist Project.
More information about this episode:
Dr. Caleb Lack: www.caleblack.com
Secular Therapy Project: https://www.seculartherapy.org/
Host(s): Jesse Gilbertson, Melissa Huff
Guests: Melissa Huff, Caleb Lack
The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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The Secular HubCast: The Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub.
Become a member of the Secular Hub today!
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Follow the Secular Hub on Facebook
Follow the Secular Hub: @SecularHub
Learn more about the American Humanist Association
Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)
Logo Design: Terry Kirkham
Editor: Mike Bouwmeester

1 The Secular HubCast

Hello World! What is the Secular Hub, and who cares? Find out in this debut of the Secular HubCast.
Host(s): Jesse Gilbertson
Guests: Chauncey Williams, Ruth McLeod
The views and opinions expressed are those of their respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Secular Hub.
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The Secular HubCast: The Voice of Denver’s Secular Hub.
Become a member of the Secular Hub today!
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel
Follow the Secular Hub on Facebook
Follow the Secular Hub on Twitter: @SecularHub
Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)
Logo Design: Terry Kirkham
Editor: Mike Bouwmeester