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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 Humanists Victoria events portal. In our effort to help create a better society, Humanists get actively engaged in social and political action.

We conduct 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 info@vichumanist.org.au

We also 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.

Humanity Futures in the Anthropocene

Humanists Victoria Monthly Public Lecture
Thursday 27 February 2020, 7:30 pm
Room 1, Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Victoria
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Josh Floyd (The Rescope Project)
Over the past two decades, the concept of the Anthropocene has increasingly been adopted by Earth System scientists as an effective way of communicating about the nature and scale of humanity’s impacts on the planet. Josh Floyd will open the evening by providing a brief introduction to the Anthropocene concept. In conjunction with his Rescope Project colleague Keith Badger, he will then lead a conversation with attendees on what the Anthropocene means for the future pathways available to humanity and the implications for living well in the face of increasing global dilemmas.

Bio: Josh Floyd is Energy, Systems and Society Fellow at The Rescope Project. His work is motivated by a desire to support viable futures for human societies in the face of increasingly severe co-consequences resulting from our species’ staggering material achievements. Josh worked previously as a mechanical engineer in the development and commercialisation of metallurgical processing technology, experiencing first-hand the dilemmas attending this economic success.

Religious Freedoms in a Secular Australia

Saturday 29 February 2020, 12:00 noon to 3:00 pm
TBA: Melbourne, Victoria

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At this symposium planned by Progressive Atheists, the following topics will be discussed.

  • Stopping the Rise of the New Religious-Right in Australia
  • The’Religious Freedom Review’
  • Ending Government support for Dangerous Religious Cults

There will be a charge to cover venue costs and some speakers’ expenses. Read Event Details …

Climate Emergency: Facing Extinction and What to Do About It

Humanists Victoria Monthly Public Lecture
Thursday 26 March 2020, 7:30 pm
Room 1, Balwyn Library, 336 Whitehorse Rd, Balwyn, Victoria
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Jane Morton
As the earth heats up and tipping points pass, scientists are warning we risk the collapse of ecosystems and the deaths of billions of people. But our political system is broken, the mainstream media are not fully informing us about the dangers we face and our leaders are failing to protect us. It’s time to work together to move society into emergency mode and initiate the unprecedented speed and scale of change required to restore a safe climate.

Bio: Jane Morton helped bring the Extinction Rebellion to Australia and led the campaign that resulted in the first council in the world declaring a climate emergency. A clinical psychologist by profession, Jane went into semi-retirement six years ago to focus her efforts on campaigning on the climate emergency. She is the author of Don’t Mention the Emergency?, a ground-breaking booklet on climate messaging.

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