As well as meetings organised at a local level, the HAI organises regular national events where people can meet and engage on topics of common interest. Since the Covid19 pandemic, all events have taken place virtually via Zoom.
Wednesday August 11th at 7:30pm via Zoom: The Doula
For our August meeting the Humanist Associations guest speaker will be Nikki Kavanagh, who is an end of life doula. End of life doulas are non-medical professionals trained to care for a terminally ill person's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs at the end of their life journey. Nikki will discuss, in depth, the role and duties of a doula, followed by a Q&A session.
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We normally run 11 events every year and details of each event will be announced in advance on our Facebook page and here on our website.
Non-members are always welcome at our events.
Guest speakers at meetings in the last few years have included:
- Professor Aoife McLysaght (Head of Genetics Department, Trinity College) on genetics and human evolution
- Colm O’Gorman (Amnesty) on the Repeal Referendum
- Evgeny Shtorn on life in Direct Provision
- Cara Augustenborg (UCD) on Climate Action
- Jonathan Lanman (Queens University) on the nature of unbelief
- Liam Cahill (Journalist) on the history of the Limerick Soviet (to coincide with the 100-year anniversary of the soviet)
- Donal O’Gorman (Medicins Sans Frontieres) on the work of his organisation
- Zlata Filipovic (Author) on her experience growing up in war-torn Sarajevo
- John Fitzgerald (Economist, Irish Climate Advisory Council) on Climate Action
- Hugh Turpin (Queens University) on the moral rejection of Catholicism in Ireland
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