—  Humanists of Houston May Meeting: James Croft —  Virtual

Event by Humanists of Houston, Houston Atheists and Houston Oasis

**Due to COVID-19 and social distancing recommendations by the CDC, all HOH meetings will be held online via Zoom until further notice**

Our City-Wide Monthly Gathering is the cornerstone of all HOH activities, where people from the entire Houston and surrounding areas are invited to join. It generally starts with announcements and a brief presentation of a humanist topic, followed by guest speaker and Q&A/discussion.

This month our guest speaker will be James Croft, who is Outreach Director of the Ethical Society of St. Louis, one of the largest Humanist congregations in the world. In that capacity he represents the Ethical Society and Humanism in the St. Louis community and beyond, speaking on panels, giving workshops, and taking to the streets in defense of Humanist values. James holds an MA from the University of Cambridge and an EdD from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he studied Human Development. He is an in-demand public speaker, an engaging teacher, and a passionate activist for human rights. James was raised on Shakespeare, Sagan and Star Trek, and is a proud, gay Humanist.

Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain at Harvard and MIT, described James as “one of the most important young thinkers in the Humanist movement today, and an incredibly eloquent and entertaining speaker.” He gladly makes himself available to speak on Humanism and social justice, building the Humanist movement, the need for Humanist symbols and narratives, and other topics.

The Zoom meeting will open at 12:45 PM, and the program will kick off with opening announcements at 1:00 PM.

To view on Facebook Live, visit the HOH page at https://www.facebook.com/Humanists.of.Houston

To access the Zoom link, please RSVP on the event page at https://www.meetup.com/humanism-177/events/qwmdfsycchbtb/