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President: Bob Lennon
Vice President: Rick Hopkins
Treasurer: Len Moskoff 
Secretary: Martha Knox 
Membership Chair: Jim Childress
Book Club Moderator: Eileen Childress
Facebook Coordinator:
Alex Greene

Additional Board Members: 
Elaine Oxman  
Rosemary Horstman 
Brian Bohmueller

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Upcoming Events

October 4, Sun., 11AM: HAGP explores the Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA
We will meet in front of admissions at 11 AM then enter the museum.
Since The Museum is a large building we plan on either staying together as a group or branch off in smaller groups to engage in areas of special interest.
At 1PM we will meet at the cafeteria on the ground floor to eat then off to the exhibits for the remainder of the day. 

October 10, Sat. Noon Social Gathering: The Lunch 
Food Court at the Willow Grove Park Mall (3rd Floor)
2500 West Moreland Road, Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions 

October 17, Sat. 7pm: Book Club discusses Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Barnes and Noble
102 Park Ave. Willow Grove, PA 19090 
map and directions  

October 18, Sun. Noon-3PM: Humanist gathering for Lunch and conversation
Elaine Oxman has kindly invited the humanists to share lunch at her home.
No need to bring food or drink - just yourself!
The private gatherings in the last few years have been some of the most memorable experiences. There is no speaker, movie or any agenda; a purely social event. Plus food. Humanists are invited to attend but are required to RSVP if for no other reason for consideration of the person hosting the event. 

October 25, Sun. 1:30pm: Jen Senko – Talks about her upcoming documentary “The Brainwashing of My Dad”
Upper Moreland Library
109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions



What is Humanism?

Humanism is a rational philosophy informed by science, inspired by art, and motivated by compassion.

Affirming the dignity of each human being, it supports the maximization of individual liberty and opportunity consonant with social and planetary responsibility.

It advocates the extension of participatory democracy and the expansion of the open society, standing for human rights and social justice.

Free of supernaturalism, it recognizes human beings as a part of nature and holds that values--be they religious, ethical, social, or political--have their source in human experience and culture. 

Humanism thus derives the goals of life from human need and interest rather than from theological or ideological abstractions, and asserts that humanity must take responsibility for its own destiny.
-- The American Humanist Association

For a more complete explanation of humanism, click here. 

Speaker Series: Maggie Ardiente 
June 28, 1:30-4pm
Upper Moreland Library
109 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, PA 
map and directions

As filmmaker, Jen Senko, tries to understand the transformation of her father from a non political, life-long Democrat to an angry, Right-Wing fanatic, she uncovers the forces behind the media that changed him completely: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon for a media takeover by the GOP, The Powell Memo urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion, especially the universities, the media and the courts, and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine.

As her journey continues, we discover that her father is part of a much broader demographic, and that the story is one that affects us all.

Through interviews with media luminaries, cognitive linguists, grassroots activist groups such as: Noam Chomsky, Steve Rendall, Jeff Cohen, Eric Boehlert, George Lakoff, STOP RUSH, HearYourselfThink, Claire Conner and others, “Brainwashing” unravels the plan to shift the country to the Right over the last 30 years, largely through media manipulation. The result has lead to fewer voices, less diversity of opinion, massive intentional misinformation and greater division of our country.

This documentary will shine a light on how it happened (and is still happening) and lead to questions about who owns the airwaves, what rights we have as listeners/watchers and what responsibility does our government have to keep the airwaves truly fair, accurate and accountable to the truth.

HAGP's own Lyn Alenxander is the first recipient of the American Humanist Association's Humanists Making A Difference Award. HAGP's leadership had nominated Lyn for her tireless efforts toward educating Pennsylvania lawmakers and citizens about the impact of hydraulic fracturing (fracking.) For full information about Lyn's activism and award, read the AHA's press release by clicking here.  

 Support HAGP While Grocery Shopping

HAGP has been accepted into Giant’s Cash for Causes program. It’s an easy way to support HAGP. Here’s how it works: HAGP buys cards from Giant at a 5% discount. We then resell them to members, family, neighbors and friends who use the gift cards just like cash when they do their grocery shopping at Giant. You can use them with your Giant discount card if you have one. Every time you use a card you support our programs. Cards are available in $50 denominations, but you can buy as many as you want. Members can pay with a check, but otherwise please pay in cash. Please see Ro Horstman at movie night, book night, or program meeting to buy a card.


Podcasts of Humanist Interest: