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Feb 05


Darwin Day

For Immediate Release Contact: Rebecca Friedman, Humanists of Washington Secretary (Olympia, WA, Feb. 5, 2017) — Humanists of Washington celebrates the ceremonial proclamation from Governor Jay Inslee declaring February 12, 2017 “Darwin Day” in Washington State.  The proclamation request was submitted by Rebecca Friedman on behalf of Humanists of Washington, as part of …

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Feb 05

H.O.W. Stands in Solidarity with Detainees and Families

Bienvenido, estamos contigo sign

On a cold rainy Saturday in February, members of Humanists of Washington gathered at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington for a day of solidarity with individuals in federal immigration detention and their families.  Visitors trek long distances for limited visiting hours with loved ones housed at NWDC, and event attendees came prepared with …

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May 30

2015 Annual Freethinkers Independence Day Picnic

Humanists and Freethinkers from the Puget Sound region, it’s time again to celebrate Independence Day with our annual Freethinkers Picnic! Celebrate Independence Day and the arrival of summer with our annual potluck. Humanists and freethinkers from across the Puget Sound and beyond are invited to this family-friendly picnic. Share freely with your group/meetup! Food served 1:00 …

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Feb 21

Open Letter to Clark County

After our initial success in preventing an “In God We Trust” plaque from being approved for display in the Clark County public hearing room earlier this month, the County’s Board of Councilors has revived the issue. Another meeting on this topic will be held on Tuesday, February 24th at 10 AM at the Clark County …

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Feb 08

E Pluribus Unum: A Rally For Unity

Join Humanists of Washington, CFI Vancouver Skeptics, the Portland chapter of Freedom from Religion Foundation, Freethinkers of Portland State University, Americans United for Separation of Church and State–Columbia Chapter, and CFI–Portland in opposing Clark County Councilor Mielke’s proposal to “permanently and prominently display” the words “In God We Trust” in the Clark County Council Chambers. The …

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Nov 12

2014 Solstice Potluck

Humanists of Washington and Seattle Atheists, along with the University Unitarian Humanists, cordially invite freethinkers from Seattle and beyond to celebrate the coming winter solstice with our annual Solstice Potluck! When: Sunday, Dec. 7, 5pm-8pm Where: University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th AVE NE Seattle, WA 98115 What to bring: A prepared dish to share with …

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Nov 06

Debate: Does God Exist?

Does God Exist? event poster

On Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm, Humanists of Washington board member at large Bob Seidensticker will debate Rand Wagner at the Shelton Civic Center. Bob spent many years in the software industry, and is now an author and blogger at Cross Examined on the Patheos network. His debut novel Cross Examined explores themes of …

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Aug 28

Membership Meeting Sept. 13

Come meet the board of Humanists of Washington, hear about H.o.W.’s recent activities in the community, learn about what’s in store, and find out how you can get involved! Join us at our Annual Membership Meeting Saturday, Sept. 13, 3-5 PM at King County’s Skyway Library, 7614 S. 126th St., Seattle , WA. Your board …

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Jul 29

Open Letter to Pierce County Council

Concerned Humanists and Allies, HOW President Sam Mulvey will present the following letter to the Pierce County Council on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the 3 pm council meeting.  Please sign below by leaving a comment, including your name and location. Esteemed Pierce County Councilmembers, We, the undersigned, strongly oppose a resolution that would create …

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Jul 28

CALL TO ACTION: In god we trust?

On Monday, July 28th, H.O.W. President Sam Mulvey and Secretary Becky Friedman attended a committee meeting of the Pierce County Council where District 3 Councilmember Jim McCune proposed a resolution to permanently display “In God We Trust” in a prominent location in Pierce County Council chambers. Sam testified to the divisive nature of the display, …

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