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Event Calendar

For an ongoing NOSHA calendar, please click the MEETUP icon below

AUGUST MEETING CANCELLED!

Our speaker, Anthony Radosti, has had to cancel at the last minute, due to circumstances beyond his control. NOSHA will meet again in September!

An Organized Panic - Reading and Book Signing

  • When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
  • Where: Garden District Book Shop, 2727 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA view map

We think this may be the first literary novel with an atheist narrator--definitely one set in New Orleans! 

An Organized Panic by Patty Friedman is a rare - if not unprecedented - novel for atheists: it's literary and contemporary, but no sci fi or fantasy elements. For NOSHA readers it has the added element of having been described as "another tale told in the darkly humorous Friedmann voice - and set in the New Orleans only a native would know."

This story sets born secular humanist Cesca against her brother Ronald, a later-in-life evangelical Christian. It's a serious struggle, each trying to prove the other is not above board, but we hear the comic Friedmann of Secondhand Smoke and Eleanor Rushing. After all, Ronald runs a business called JesusCleanup. Organized Panic took second place in the Faulkner-Wisdom competition. Read more about Friedman here.

 

NO/AIDS Walk 2017 -- Join the Unholy Strollers!

  • When: Sunday, September 24, 2017 @ 9:30 am
  • Where: Crescent Park , 1008 N Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70117, New Orleans, LA view map

This has become an annual event for NOSHA fans and who can't use a good walk now and then with friends, right? NOSHA member Clay Richard will once again be our dependable captain. 

The money goes to a very good cause and we'll set up a team page to make it official, so you can register ahead of time. 

You can sign up as a member of the team and/or donate here: https://tinyurl.com/y9fkt7al

The walk officially begins at 10am.

 

Rights and Sexuality: Where Individual Freedoms and Civil Rights Meet

  • When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
  • Where: New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, view map

The Institute for Faith and the Public Square is dedicated to exploring the intersection of faith and politics. This year's conference will feature four panelists:

Tony Campolo, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Eastern University
SarahJane Guidry, Executive Director, Forum for Equality
Craig V. Mitchell, Professor of Philosophy, Politics, & Economics
Travis Weber, Family Research Council

There is a $10 entry fee per person for members of groups with 10 or more attending, and you must sign up online in advance to get the $10 rate OR pay $15 at the door.

If you sign up online, you must choose "Part of a group of 10+" and write NOSHA on the form and it will process your payment at the $10 rate. 

 

Volunteering with Second Harvest Foodbank - November

  • When: Saturday, November 11, 2017 @ 11:30 am
  • Where: Second Harvest Food Bank, 700 Edwards Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

It’s time to volunteer again! 

One of our most popular and well-attended activities as a group has been working with the Second Harvest organization where we sort and box donated food for families in need in New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. 

We are thankful for the efforts of NOSHA board member Glenn Pearl who has been our contact person, setting up our volunteer shifts and keeping us involved. 

√ The warehouse is not climate controlled so please dress accordingly. Jeans, shorts and t-shirts are acceptable. It should be cooler, so come prepared.

√ Outside work is un-shaded, we have sunscreen available, but it is recommended to bring sunglasses, hats and any other necessary sun protection.

√ YOU MUST WEAR CLOSED TOE SHOES! Anyone wearing flip-flops or sandals will not be permitted to work the shift.

√ Cold water bottles are available for all volunteers.

√ Minimum age to volunteer at Second Harvest is 9 years old.

 
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