The Humanist Association of Toronto provides a focus of activities and discussion for Humanists in the Toronto area. Please note: HAT events are open to the public, and views expressed do not necessarily represent the official views of the Humanist Association of Toronto. For all public statements, educational events, media enquiries, please contact the webeditor, who will forward your enquiry to our Spokesperson.
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The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm
The Monthly Meeting the 2nd or 3rd Saturday at 1:30pm (TBD)
The Steering Committee meets 1st Wednesday, 7pm
The Book Group meets monthly.
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HAT Forum Saturday 28
November 2015, 11:00
OISE, 252 Bloor St. W., Room 8-200
(NOTE UNUSUAL LOCATION)
Topic: Guns vs. Flowers


The title of this Forum is a reference to this viral video:
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/they-might-have-guns-but-we-have-flowers-father-sweetly-reassures-son-over-paris-attack-in-viral-video

In crisis situations, take guns as a metphor for any response involving
hostility or conflict, and flowers as a metaphor for any life-affirming
response.

Can flowers ever defeat guns? What does it take? In what circumstances are
flowers ineffective? How do we find flowers in the face of guns? And should
we even try? Do you have any favourite examples of flowers responding to
guns?

HAT Forum
Sat Nov 21st 2015 11:00-1:00 p.m.
519 Church St Room 304
Topic: Loosening Prejudice

 How can we acknowledge prejudice in our perceptions of the world, people, and issues around us?
   - Acknowledge to ourselves.
   - Acknowledge to others.

What might help us modify or change our prejudice?

Are there strategies we might use in our Forum and other discussions to work towards loosening the hold of prejudice upon us?

How does witnessing diversity in action affect our prejudice?
HAT meetings are free and open to members and the public. Call (416) 966-1361 for location information. ___________________________________________________
The Humanist Forum meets Saturday morning 11am-1pm.
The Monthly Meeting, is usually the second Saturday at 1:30pm; specifics should be found on this blog.
The Steering Committee meets the first Wednesday of each month, at 7pm.
The Book Group usually meets on the first Saturday afternoon of the month.