Newsletter: Week of February 27, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

This Sunday, we'll explore a few different dimensions of education with one of our favorite Hub lecturers, Alfie Kohn.

Alfie will lead a conversation about the downsides to traditional education and about how to raise (and teach) kids to be "reflective rebels:" to acquire both the inclination and the skills to question authority.

Alfie Kohn is the author of 14 books about education, parenting, and human behavior. These include The Schools Our Children Deserve, The Myth of the Spoiled Child, The Brighter Side of Human Nature, and Punished by Rewards. Kohn lectures to researchers, parents, teachers, and managers all over the world. He lives (actually) in Belmont and (virtually) at

1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here. 

We're delighted to announce that during this program, and all Sunday events to follow, we will have free programs for kids of all ages (4+) and a nursery space for parents and babies. Read more on the right or on the website here. 
Upcoming Programs

March 12: Meredith Goldstein: What I've Learned About Gender and Empathy While Writing an Advice Column 
Join columnist of Boston Globe's "Love Letters," a daily dispatch of advice for the lovelorn, for a conversation about what she has learned giving love advice since 2009. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

March 19: Lama Rod Owens: What Humanist Communities Can Learn From Buddhism

In a complex and ever-shifting world, Buddhism and the practice of dharma may provide keys to maintaining a sense of balance while living in a way that is meaningful and honest. What can Humanist communities learn from Buddhist communities? 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.
Read more here. 

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Starting March: Sunday Programs for ALL Kids
We are delighted to offer programs for kids of all ages during our Sunday programs, beginning in March. (These include a nursery for parents & small kids, volunteer-led activities, and our Big Question Lab classes). Read more here:
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