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Insights Into Ghana
Jeff Strang

Preceded by a short reading, this program by speaker Jeff Strang was recorded on 3/1/09 at a regular meeting of the Humanists of Greater Portland (Oregon), or HGP.  HGP member Jeff Strang was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana from 1980-82, serving as a secondary school teacher and rural development organizer. He was able to pay a return visit in 1990, and went again this past July. He'll show video

Smart Gardens and Energy Gardens
Elizabeth K. Frances

Presented by Elizabeth K. Frances, President of The Garden Angels Landscape Design in Salem, OR. Elizabeth gives presentations quite regularly, and has a fun discussion about installing Smart Gardens and Energy Gardens which are becoming popular, even on the smallest of properties. She thinks humanists might have great interest in such a topic, as designing these places helps people "get off the grid" as much as possible with their living spaces and lifestyles. Great news for today.

'ACT'ing For Spiritual Development
Hank Robb, PhD, ABPP

Preceded by a short reading, this program by speaker Hank Robb, PhD, ABPP was recorded on 2/1/09 at a regular meeting of the Humanists of Greater Portland (Oregon), or HGP. Presented by Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP who is a licensed psychologist, Humanist Minister, Board Certified in Behavioral & Cognitive Psychology and, for the last 8 years, Chair for the Religious & Spiritual Special Interest Group of

The Sanctity of Sovereignty vs. the Imperative of Intervention
Jeff Seward, PhD

Presented by Jeff Seward, PhD (Pacific University). When is the intervening of a country by another to defend human rights acceptable? The issue of humanitarian interventions and the balancing of human rights concerns with respect for sovereignty may become more and more salient under an Obama administration as many folks on the left intermittently support the idea of intervening to defend human rights. A brief, provocative intro to the subject is used to stimulate a discussion.