Hastings Humanists are invited to a gathering on Darwin Day, Thursday 12 February 2009, at the Notley Room, White Rock Hotel (next to the White Rock Theatre and opposite Hastings Pier) from 6pm to 9pm. The purpose being to set up a formal Hastings Humanists Group. The group will be independent, but will probably choose to be affiliated to the British Humanist Association. There will be a charge, probably £2 (depending on the attendance), to cover the costs such as publicity and rent of the venue.
The purpose of the group will be to provide a place where people of humanist views can meet and find mutual support, discuss the issues of the day from a humanist standpoint, and plan actions and projects to further humanist aims in Hastings and more widely in East Sussex. The plan is to hold regular meetings, at least monthly. If we attract sufficient members we will be able to invite well known speakers and afford a larger venue. For our first meeting we will discuss (from 7pm) the controversial proposition that "Evolution implies Atheism".