This Sunday, April 15 we have some really great opportunities for you to learn more about HCH, its community members, and the Humanist community in Cambridge more broadly. While we work to raise funds for wheelchair accessible space, we're proud to partner with our friends at the Greater Boston Humanists to put on one weekend program per month at the Philips Brooks House in Harvard Square. This week, at 12:00pm GBH will be hosting a free brunch for GBH and HCH community members.
Following the brunch at 1:00pm, we're excited to give you two options: first, GBH will host a talk titled "The Impact on Women of Fundamentalism in Israel/Palestine" (read more about it here).
Concurrently, we invite newcomers to join us at the HCH office (12 Eliot Street) for our annual "Pathways to Humanism" discussion. As members of a diverse community, we know that there are as many paths to Humanism as there are Humanists. How did you come to identify as a Humanist? Come share your experience and learn from the stories of others.
Everyone is welcome to join the Humanist Mindfulness Group for meditation at the HCH office at 3:00pm.
|In This Issue|
- Mary Roach: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award
- Project Bread's Walk for Hunger
- Harvard Humanist Alumni and 2012 Graduates Reception
- Harvard Humanist Alumni Discussion: "Coming Out" as a Humanist
- Queer Youth at Risk: Learn. Think. Act.
|Mary Roach: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism is presented at Harvard University each year by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. Selected by a committee of 20-30 Harvard students each year, this award is given to a figure greatly admired by our students and community for both artistic and humanitarian reasons.
Now in its sixth year, we're excited to announce that the HSS Cultural Humanism committee has chosen Mary Roach based on what they feel is an outstanding contribution to Humanism in popular culture.
Join us for a night of celebration on April 25 in the Harvard Science Center as we celebrate the career of this fascinating Humanist journalist. Reserve your ticket now!
|Project Bread's Walk for Hunger|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hunger relief has been a central focus of the inaugural year of our service program, Values In Action (VIA). We began with a meal-packaging event in September, and we will conclude by participating in Project Bread's Walk for Hunger on May 6! We invite you to join our team, the Harvard Humanists, in fighting hunger by helping us reach our fundraising goal of $2,500 for hunger relief. Participants may walk all or part of the 20-mile route through the Boston area. We will meet at the Chaplaincy (12 Eliot St) at 7:30 am on the day of the walk and travel together to Boston Common, where the walk will begin. If you would like to join us, you can register online - be sure to add yourself to the Harvard Humanists team. Please contact team leaders Chelsea Link (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Chris Stedman (email@example.com) with questions.
| Harvard Humanist Alumni and 2012 Graduates Reception |
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Harvard Alumni are cordially invited to the fourth annual Harvard Humanist Alumni Reunion. Please join us from 3-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 26 at 12 Eliot Street. The event will include an introduction of the organization, Harvard Humanist Alumni.The bulk of the event will be socializing and participants talking about their interest in Humanism, in general and at Harvard.
|Harvard Humanist Alumni Discussion|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Wednesday, April 18 at 7:00pm
Harvard Humanist Discussion
"Coming Out" as a Humanist
12 Eliot Street
|Queer Youth at Risk: Learn. Think. Act.|
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Thursday, April 19 at 6:30pm
Humanist Graduate Community Meeting: Open to the Public
12 Eliot Street
During Spring Break 2012 members of the Humanist Graduate Community at Harvard traveled to LA to work with a number of organizations dedicated to provi
ding support to homeless youth and queer youth in crisis. We worked with Common Ground, The Trevor Project, Safe Place for Youth and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center, among others.
|HGC at LifeWorks - a program of the LA Gay and Lesbian Center|
Queer Youth at Risk: Learn. Think. Act.
On Thursday, April 19th community members will report what they learned during the trip, engage participants in a discussion of what a Humanist response to this problem might be, and show you how to take action, with us, to help end this crisis - learn, think and act.
Thank you so much to everyone who made a financial contribution to the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the Humanist Community Project in 2011! Thanks to you we completed our most successful fundraising year ever, both in terms of number of donors and amount raised. We've raised enough to continue with our ambitious plans for the Humanist Community Project
-- so, if you're proud of our current work, please know that YOU made it possible! But given that we are a 501c3 with no support from Harvard, we will, of course, continue to need your help to sustain that vision. So keep us in mind for the future, and thanks again for your wonderful dedication to building Humanist community here at Harvard, and everywhere! If you didn't get a chance to donate in 2011, as always you can support us here
address: 12 Eliot Street (3rd Floor) Cambridge, MA 02138