P.O. Box 27293
Albuquerque, NM 87125-7293
Our speaker meetings provide well informed perspectives from distinguished presenters on significant social issues. Free and open to the public, fourth Saturday of the month. Complete details of each upcoming event can be found here.
November: Judith Bailie, "Tibetan Buddhism"
October: Vickie Peck, "Connecting the Climate Dots from New Mexico to the Amazon"
September: Yugal Behl, "The Expert Brain"
August: Onesmus Al-Ami, "History of Islam in Black America: A Young Man's Search for Faith"
July: George Lawrence-Ell and Lorraine Ell, "The Female and Male Perspectives on the Middle East"
June: Bill Meador, "Getting to Know TED"
May: Pete Dinelli, "The Privilege and Responsibilities of Being a Public Servant"
April: Rob Leutheuser, "The Yezidis"
March: Zelda Gatuskin, "The Right to Privacy: Our Fundamental Freedom"
February: Bishop David Boyle, "God, Goodness and Gays: A Positive Approach to Living"
January: Dee Friesen, "Our Universe, Our Home"
December: Fred Edwords, "Sailing the Rising Tide of Reason"
November: HSNM Board and Members: General Membership Meeting
October: David Niose, "The Rise of Secular Americans"
September: Trey Smith, "The Art of Argumentation"
August: Donald Gutierrez, "Literary Arts and Activism"
July: Gail Rubin, "A Good Goodbye: Funeral Planning for Those Who Don't Plan to Die"
June: "AHA Nat'l Conference" report by HSNM's delegation
May: Feminist Caucus HSNM and UNM Women's Resource Center present the film Miss Representation
April: Bill Kimbrough, "The Social Determinants of Health"
March: Peter Simonson, "Emerging Threats to Religious Liberty in NM"
February: Yugal Behl, "Knowledge Bulimia"
January: Roy Speckhardt and Maggie Ardiente, "2020 Humanism: Achieving a Vision that Matches Our Aspirations" and AHA Update
November: General Membership Meeting
October: Rebecca Goldstein, "36 (Bad) Arguments for God's Existence"
September: Nell Graham Sale, "How the Affordable Care Act Affects Elders and Persons with Disabilities in NM"
August: Jane Ronca-Washburn, Lisa Franzen, Ann and Dick Harrison, and Janet Resnick-Wandel, "The Potentials: George Lakoff Study Group"
July: Janet Lindsey, "HIV/AIDS: It Hasn't Gone Away"
June: Zelda Gatuskin and Salem Smith, "Report on the 2011 AHA Conference"
May: Juniper Decker, "What's Happening with Women's Issues?"
April: Bob McCannon, "The Golden Age of Propaganda: Understanding and Reforming Today's Media"
March: Regina Turner, "The Challenges of Teaching the Intangibles of Education"
February: Sherry Tippett, "Can Our Democracy Survive under Citizens United v. FEC"
January: Fred March, "The Many Faces of Humanism - Part 2"
November: Fred March, 'The Many Faces of Humanism - Part 1"
October: Paul Michael Livingston, "Bertrand Russell: From Philosophy to Activism"
September: Dr. Jerry Gilbert, "Would You Mind Repeating That? - A Cognitive Evolutionary Approach to Cultural Transmission"
August: Zelda Gatuskin, "The Raucous Caucus - Women in the AHA"
July: Dr. Bruce Trigg, "No Time For 'Wait and See': The Single-Payer Movement after the Obama Plan"
June: HSNM Attendees, "AHA Conference Highlights: Speakers, Awards, AHA News"
May: Kathleen M. Verhage, "Albuquerque's Stormwater Quality Challenge and Our EPA Permit"
April: Lee Delaney, "The Near-Successful Coup: Radicalized Christianity's War to Make Our Democracy Their Theocracy"
March: Field Trip to the Mind Research Network
February: Atilla Csanyi, "The Basic Instinct: A History of the Concept of Freedom and It's Application"
January: Pamela Gravagne, "The Becoming of Age"