With members from all over Central Massachusetts, Greater Worcester Humanists is an active chapter of the American Humanist Association. We provide a welcoming environment and a range of activities for area humanists and those interested in learning more about humanism. We have regular meetings, guest speakers, movie screenings, discussions of timely topics, social activities, etc. We also celebrate humanist holidays such as Darwin Day, Freethought Day, Human Light, and the National Day of Reason. Most of our meetings are free and open to the public.
We are a hub of activity for humanism in Greater Worcester, raising public awareness and acceptance of humanism and thereby strengthening the progressive, naturalistic worldview in our area and providing resistance to the ultraconservative views of the religious right. Humanism is a movement of diverse individuals, and therefore GWH welcomes humanists from all backgrounds. We value diversity of race, gender, age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.
Including our meetup members, the chapter counts about 400 members and supporters, and we are growing. The group is now starting to become more active in social issues that are of concern to humanists, including speaking out on issues such as reproductive rights and church/state separation. Individual GWH members are welcome to become involved in these activities as much (or as little) as they choose.
GWH typically has one regular meeting on the second Tuesday evening of each month, usually at the UU Church in Worcester, MA. We also have other social meetings and get-togethers, most of which will be listed at our Meetup page.