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March for Science in Melbourne, Australia, on 22nd April, 2017, on the steps of the State Library in Swanston StreetWelcome to the Humanist Society of Victoria events portal. In our effort to help create a better society, Humanists get actively engaged in social and political action. We liaise and work co-operatively with many kindred organizations. In this section, you can find upcoming events on a range of issues directly and indirectly related to the humanist cause.

The Humanist Society of Victoria also conducts monthly public lectures on a variety of topics and monthly member discussion meetings. The discussions start at 11:00 am on the second Sunday of each month and are held in Hawthorn East, Victoria.

For an introduction, contact Stephen Stuart on (03) 9857 8318 or at victorianhumanist@gmail.com

Q&A with Peter Singer

Tuesday 22 May 2018, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Peter Singer speaking at a Veritas Forum event on MIT's campus on Saturday, March 14, 2009. AMREP Education Centre Lecture Theatre, 89 Commercial Road, Melbourne
The Philosophy Behind Effective Altruism – Peter Singer is one of the world’s leading moral philosophers and a founder of the effective altruism movement. Effective Altruism is a philosophy and social movement that seeks to use evidence and reason to answer one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Explore the ideas of effective altruism, and in particular the key philosophical criticisms of the movement, with Professor Peter Singer. Read Event Details …

Symposium: Religious Freedoms in a Secular Australia

Saturday 26 May, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm

Venue TBA
The symposium is organised by the Progressive Atheists Inc. Topics addressed on the day will be:

• stopping the Rise of the New Religious-Right in Australia

• the ‘Religious Freedom Review’

• Ending Government support for Dangerous Religious Cults Read Event Details …

World Humanist Day

Thursday 21 June

World Humanist Day is celebrated every year on June 21. It is an opportunity for humanists and humanist organizations to publicize the positive values of Humanism and to share the global concerns of the Humanist movement, and we’ve been celebrating the day since the 1980s. Read Event Details …

Animal Liberation: Past, Present and Future

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Peter Singer speaking at a Veritas Forum event on MIT's campus on Saturday, March 14, 2009.Deakin Downtown, L12, Tower 2/727 Collins Street, Docklands
Peter Singer is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics in the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University and Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of Animal Liberation, sometimes credited with triggering the modern animal rights movement. His other books include Practical Ethics, The Ethics of What We Eat (with Jim Mason), The Life You Can Save, and most recently, The Most Good You Can Do. Time has named him among the world’s 100 most influential people. An Australian, in 2012 he was made a Companion to the Order of Australia, his country’s highest civilian honour. Read Event Details …

IHEU General Assembly and Conference 2018

Friday 3 August to Sunday 5 August

Auckland, New Zealand
The weekend will include the General Assembly of IHEU youth section, IHEYO, and a conference hosted by the Humanist Society of New Zealand. Read Event Details …