Equal Marriage and Louisiana: Where do we go in 2014?When:
Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 4:00 pm
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map
Equal marriage and equality for the LGBT community has long been a hot topic across the country and secular humanists should be educated and responsive to these issues.
Mary Griggs, chair of the Forum for Equality executive board, will address NOSHA to discuss the history of the equal marriage movement, highlight the political activism in Louisiana on behalf of LGBT issues and take questions on the recent lawsuit filed to allow recognition of same-sex marriages that have occurred outside of our state.
Forum for Equality is Louisiana’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) human rights organization dedicated to the establishment of a society free from discrimination and to the support of good government. They advocate for policy change at the local, state and federal levels, organize grassroots equality advocates to engage in the political process, educate the public about the experiences, values and needs of the LGBT community and work to elect candidates committed to being champions for equality
To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates.
NEW: The gate will be locked, so you will need to look for a button on the left side that will alert zoo security that you are attending the NOSHA meeting.
If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.
For more information about this event, please check our website at www.nosha.info or contact email@example.com
All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.
Last Supper Dinner Club - 3rd Tuesday in MarchWhen:
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Mellow Mushroom, 8227 Oak St., New Orleans, LA view map
A favorite pizza place that we've been meaning to get back to! If you haven't visited in a while, this is where to jump back in.
*** As always, it is important for us to have accurate numbers for food events, so please be aware of your RSVP. If you put your name on the list, but find out that you have a change of plans, please update your RSVP, so we will be as close to the actual number as possible. Thanks for your cooperation!
Join Team NOSHA "The Unholy Rollers" at the NOAF Game -A-ThonWhen:
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 @ 6:30 pm
Shamrock Saloon, 4133 South Carrollton Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map
This is a great opportunity for members and supporters of NOSHA to raise money and awareness for the New Orleans Abortion Fund (NOAF). Abortion Fund organizations like NOAF fill a vital health care gap by helping women get the health care they want and need across the country.
Why a Game-a-Thon?
Last year, in planning the first annual event, they discovered that a popular local bowling alley refused to host their event. Undaunted, they started a new tradition: the Game-a-Thon! Now, after months of fundraising, players shoot pool, ping-pong, throw darts, and arm-wrestle their way to victory!
Go here to join our team and/or donate!
In the year that they have been distributing pledges, NOAF has helped over 100 people get the abortion care they need. We believe that every woman should have the right to shape her own life and the right to care for herself and her family with dignity.
The average caller to NOAF's hotline is religiously affiliated, already a mother, and needs between $30 and several hundred dollars (the average pledge is $75.) These women have sold possessions, gone without paying rent or utilities, borrowed money from friends, and taken any measure possible to come up with the $500 or more for mandatory counseling, an ultrasound, and the abortion.
**** The New Orleans Secular Humanist Association is participating in the Game-a-Thon because we believe that abortion access is a matter of basic fairness and that every woman deserves to choose when to become a mother, not her state legislators and not (mostly religious) special interest groups working behind the scenes.