Upcoming Meetings and Events

Friday, January 29, 2016 at 10AM –HOA#2 MountainView Clubhouse, Sonoran Rm

Book Club – Lockwood Carlson, moderator

‘Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil,’ by Paul Bloom

Is morality innate? In this book, “Just Babies,” the psychologist Paul Bloom draws from his research at the Yale Infant Cognition Center to argue that “certain moral foundations are not acquired through learning. . . . They are instead the products of biological evolution.”  from NYT. Be ready to discuss what you liked, did not like, what questions arose, etc. There will be a typical Freethinkers discussion -wide ranging and spirited.

Friday, February 12, 2016 Luncheon at 11:30 AM  (reservations closed)            HOA#1 clubhouse

Religion Without God  – Rabbi Adam Chalom

Rabbi Adam Chalom is Dean for North America of the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism.  Secular Humanistic Judaism is a cultural Jewish identity celebrated through a human-focused, non-theistic philosophy of life.

Thursday, February 18, 2016, 3-5 PM  –HOA#1 Road Runner Grill

“Thirdsty” Thursday Get together to talk and socialize –  Drinks for purchase

Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 9 AM –HOA#2 MountainView Ballroom

Private Prisons  – Dianne Post J.D. 

Ms. Post says, Arizona has become a focus for the location of private, for-profit prisons. The state also has one of the highest expenditure rates for corrections. Are we getting what we paid for? Dianne Post addresses the history of for-profit prisons, the interconnections with issues of immigration and racial disparities, and the track record of for-profit prisons in terms of costs and services. She also addresses the policy, as well as legal and political issues surrounding the controversy.

Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10 AM  –HOA#1 Activity Center

Experiments at the Biosphere 2 and Climate Change – Victor Lim, Jr.

   

Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 10 AM – HOA#2 MountainView Ballroom

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Dr. Ann Vernon