Event Calendar

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Harry Greenberger's Celebration of LIfe

  • When: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
  • Where: NOMA, One Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans, LA view map

We will have a celebration of Harry Greenberger's life for everyone who knew him and would like to be part of his memorial. He didn't want a a funeral or anything remotely resembling traditional religious services, but we thought it would be nice to have an event to remember him in all of his kindness, his generosity and his interesting life that happened to include NOSHA as a huge part of it.

He was one of the original founders of our organization in 1999 and was our first president until stepping down in early 2013. He remained on the NOSHA board until early February, so he was engaged for a long time. We should all be so lucky have this passion until almost 90 years old, right?!


Last Supper Dinner Club - June

  • When: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House, 1327 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA view map

Dine with Deniers!  Join us for seafood, the second best fried chicken in the city, and good company.  This is the St. Charles Ave. location, near to highway exits and an easy distance from many neighborhoods. Parking is available in the back and to the side.

As always, please use Meetup to RSVP. We need to have accurate numbers to tell the restaurant. If you can't join us, just be polite and mark yourself "no", even up to the last minute. 


Catching up with Louisiana ACLU

  • When: Saturday, July 15, 2017 @ 3:00 pm
  • Where: Jefferson Parish Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA view map

Join us as we welcome Marjorie Esman, Executive Director for the Louisiana ACLU, as she enlightens us about the fight against the Muslim travel ban proposed by the current administration, some of the issues we just finished in the Louisiana legislative session such as sanctuary cities,  and criminal justice reform. Extremely important and interesting topics that should resonate with all secular humanists!

Esman has been with the Louisiana ACLU since September 2007, after twenty years in the private practice of law. Her law practice focused on copyright and trademark issues, as well as First Amendment litigation concerning the freedom of speech and religion. She was a member of the ACLU of Louisiana board of directors from 1995 and the ACLU National Board from 1997, until she resigned both positions to become Executive Director.

Since taking the helm of the ACLU, she has increased the full-time staff from four to six, expanded its lobbying presence in Baton Rouge, and added part-time field staff in Shreveport and Baton Rouge. 

In addition to her law degree (Tulane 1987), Esman holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Tulane University (1981) and has taught at Tulane, LSU, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). She serves on the board of Parkway Partners, a New Orleans organization dedicated to restoring and preserving the green spaces in the city of New Orleans.


Tea and Mortality at the NOSHA Death Cafe!

  • When: Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: To Be Determined, TBD, New Orleans, LA view map

It's one of the hardest topics left to discuss in society and if secular people can't talk about it, who can, right?!

At a Death Cafe people will gather to 'eat cake, drink tea' and discuss death. Strangers, friends, and strangers who will become friends are all welcome to join in to share your thoughts on this important and inevitable issue.

Our objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. 

Death Cafe is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. PLEASE NOTE: It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session. It will be a respectful and confidential space and we have no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action. 

We just want to start the conversation and see where it takes us!


Astrophysics for People In A Hurry - NOSHA Book Club

  • When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
  • Where: To Be Determined, TBD, New Orleans, LA view map

What is the nature of space and time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? Today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos, so Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day.

We'll look forward to discussing Astrophysics for People In A Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson!