• ***Cancelled*** Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Tahil Sharma

    ***This Event is Cancelled***

    Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice
    Tahil Sharma, Faith Outreach Manager for Brave New Films

    03/21/2020
    1:45pm

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Tahil Sharma is an interfaith activist based in Los Angeles who was born to a Hindu father and a Sikh mother. Following the Oak Creek, Wisconsin shooting of a Sikh temple in 2012, Tahil became involved in efforts for interfaith literacy and social justice and has been doing this work professionally for the past 6 years.

    Tahil is the Faith Outreach Manager for Brave New Films, a social justice documentary organization based in Los Angeles that empowers communities and teaches civic participation through new media, facilitation, and strategies for action. Tahil also serves as one of three Interfaith Ministers in Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and as the Los Angeles Coordinator for Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus. Tahil also serves various organizations in different capacities to educate, engage, and serve various communities that promote interfaith cooperation and ethical pluralism and social and productive norms in society.

    For more info: mail@au-oc.org, 714-299-4551, au-oc.org

  • ***Cancelled*** Third Tuesday AU NJ Network Lunch Discussion Group

    ***This Event is Cancelled***

    Third Tuesday AU Lunch Discussion Group

    03/17/2020
    Noon

    Bertucci's
    1220 Nixon Drive
    Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054

    The Third Tuesday AU Lunch Discussion Group is honored to announce Arnold Fishman, Esq. will be discussing Espinoza v. Montana on March 17.

    We meet at noon at Bertucci's in Mt. Laurel Township near Moorestown Mall and welcome newcomers. Please RSVP and direct any questions to Gloria Andersen at 856-784-1642 by March 15.

    For more information contact Gloria Andersen at 856-784-1642

  • Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Rima Nashashibi

    The Abuses of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage
    Orange County Chapter General Meeting

    02/15/2020
    1:45pm

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Rima Nashashibi, President and Founder of Global Hope 365 will discuss the abuses of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage. Global 365 is a local nonprofit dedicated to ending harmful practices towards women and girls such as Child Marriage and Human Trafficking. While we are all aware of the prevalence of human trafficking in Orange County, child marriage is also a significant issue. Did you know that Child Marriage is legal in the state of California? Rima will brief the audience on the necessity of spreading awareness in our local communities and she will provide thoughtful solutions to ending these abusive practices both locally and throughout California.

    Rima is an Internationally Recognized Speaker, Political and Community Leader/Activist with more than 20 years of experience in public speaking, conducting seminars, and media appearances promoting openness, equal opportunity, tolerance, fairness, and justice for persons of all genders, ethnicity, religious backgrounds, and political persuasions. Ms. Nashashibi has been a guest speaker locally, nationally, and internationally including being hosted by the U.S. Department of State in places such as Jerusalem, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait. In addition, Ms. Nashashibi trained the women in Saudi Arabia in August 2015 on how to run for office in anticipation of the historical election held in December 2015 where women participated for the first time in the history of the Kingdom.

    Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting.

    For more info: mail@au-oc.org; 714-299-4551

  • 3rd Tuesday Lunch Meeting in Mt. Laurel, NJ

    3rd Tuesday Lunch Discussion Held at Bertucci's Mt. Laurel

    1/21/2019

    Noon
    Bertucci's Mt. Laurel
    1220 Nixon Drive
    Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054

    This is an ongoing discussion group that meets the third Tuesday of every month at 12:00 PM at Bertucci's restaurant for lunch. Because of the size of the room and set-up concerns PLEASE call 856-784-1642 (Gloria) to RSVP.

  • 3rd Tuesday Lunch Meeting in Mt. Laurel, NJ

    3rd Tuesday Lunch Discussion Held at Bertucci's Mt. Laurel

    12/17/2019

    Noon
    Bertucci's Mt. Laurel
    1220 Nixon Drive
    Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054

    This is an ongoing discussion group that meets the third Tuesday of every month at 12:00 PM at Bertucci's restaurant for lunch. Because of the size of the room and set-up concerns PLEASE call 856-784-1642 (Gloria) to RSVP.

  • Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Monica Miller

    The New Roberts Supreme Court: A Secular Perspective

    11/16/2019
    1:45pm

    Irvine Ranch Water District* Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Monica Miller, is the Legal Director and Senior Counsel at the American Humanist Association (AHA). Since joining the AHA in 2012, Ms. Miller has vigorously defended the constitutional mandate of separation of church and state by litigating Establishment Clause cases across the country. She has served as lead counsel in over 25 federal cases, including before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits. Ms. Miller has presented oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court, as well as the Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (twice), Fifth Circuit, Ninth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit.

    She has filed a number of briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court and served as counsel of record in the Supreme Court case challenging the Bladensburg Cross. Ms. Miller has appeared live on Fox News and MSNBC, as well as local television stations and radio shows. Please join us as she discusses the Supreme Court, the aftermath of the new court appointees, and how we are dealing with the new Roberts court.

    Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting.

    More information at: mail@au-oc.org or visit our website at www.au-oc.org.

    *Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District’s meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

  • Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Fayaz Nawabi

    The Muslim Ban and Protecting Civil Liberties in the American Muslim Community

    10/19/2019
    1:45pm

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Fayaz Nawabi is the Policy and Advocacy Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) Greater Los Angeles office. Mr. Nawabi will discuss his work in advocating for the civil liberties of the more than half a million American Muslims living in Southern California as well as the status of the Muslim Ban and the current impacts on this community.

    Mr. Nawabi has become a prominent voice in the American Muslim Community. He is a Hafiz of Quran (someone that has memorized the entire Quran), a community organizer, civil rights advocate and surfer in Southern California.

    Fayaz Nawabi graduated from San Diego State University with degrees in Public Administration, City Planning and Japanese. Whilst attending SDSU he served as the VP of Intercultural Affairs for the University.

    For more information: mail@au-oc.org or 714-299-4551

  • Orange-Durham Chapter presents Roy Zimmerman in concert!

    Join us for a fun night of music featuring Roy Zimmerman's new album, RiZe Up!

    Friday, September 27, 2019
    7:30 PM
    UU Congregation of Hillsborough
    1710 Old NC 10
    Hillsborough, NC 27278

    Tickets are $20 (or what you can afford) at the door.
    For more information call Allison Mahaley at 336.212.0138

    Roy Zimmerman is coming back to Hillsborough! Join the Orange-Durham Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church & State for a fun night of music – featuring Roy's new album, RiZe Up.

    "Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society's foibles that bring to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer."
    — Los Angeles Times

    Roy Zimmerman’s signature blend of heart and hilarity has never been more necessary. RiZe Up is ninety minutes of Roy Zimmerman’s original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of Peace and Social Justice. It’s laughter and encouragement for progressive-minded people who need a lot of both.

    Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. He has recorded for Warner/Reprise Records. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Ellen DeGeneres, Holly Near, Robin Williams, Arlo Guthrie, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin, and tours the country constantly with his wife and co-writer Melanie Harby.

    “The best musical satirist working today.”
    — Bay Area Reporter

    Get a preview of Roy's performances here: https://orangedurhamau.org/2019/07/24/roy-is-back

     

  • Rochester Chapter presents Sarah Timmerman

    Rochester Chapter Fall Speaker

    Sarah Timmerman
    Rochester NOW President

    Abortion Bans: What happens when Church & State are not kept separate

    Sarah Timmerman is a community organizer and current President of the Rochester Chapter of the National Organization for Women, where she works to improve the lives of women in Rochester and beyond. As a recent graduate of Nazareth College, she has dedicated much of her research to reproductive healthcare and the implications of current laws.

    When: Monday, September 23, 2019
    Where: Brighton Memorial Library
    2300 Elmwood Ave.
    Brighton, NY 14618

    Time: 7 pm.

    Free and open to the public.

    This event sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of Americans United.

  • Orange County, CA Chapter event with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano

    The Importance of Church/State Separation to Religion

    09/21/2019
    1:45pm

    Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room
    15500 Sand Canyon Ave
    Irvine, CA 92618

    Too often, church/state separation is seen as an issue for the non-religious and its supporters are accused of being hostile to religion. Not only do many religious people support church/state separation, they often have specifically religious reasons for doing so. Government involvement in religion to them is not just unwelcome and inappropriate; it is an abuse of something they hold sacred. Rev Halverson-Cano will explore these issues and her own commitment to church/state separation.

    Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano is the pastor of Fairview Community Church in Costa Mesa, CA. She holds a bachelors from Chapman University, pursued a Ph.D. in the New Testament from Claremont Graduate University, left academia to obtain a masters of divinity and entered the ministry. She currently holds a doctorate in preaching from Chicago Theological Seminary. Highly influenced by Jesus' call to social action in pursuit of justice and peace and the Hebrew prophets Isaiah and Micah, Rev. Halverson finds herself drawn to justice issues, and compelled to fight for the rights of the oppressed. Her ministry at Fairview and within the larger community reflects this call to justice. Rev. Sarah has received accolades for her social justice work and commitment to community from the Orange County Labor Federation, the Orange County Human Relations, Women For: Orange County, and the Council on American and Islamic Relations.

    Our doors open at 1:15 for socializing and the meeting starts at 1:45. There is plenty of free parking and there is no charge for the meeting.

    For more info contact mail@au-oc.org or visit our website at www.au-oc.org.