Newsletter: Week of Feb 5, 2018

From the Director of Community Development

Sarah Chandonnet

What roles do cooperation and community play in evolution? In science broadly? What does that mean for Humanists and the Humanist community?
Join us for a Darwin Day talk and celebration with Angela DePace, Associate Professor of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School, cosponsored by the Greater Boston Humanists.
Angela will discuss a central question of her research in evolutionary developmental biology: how can the same molecular toolkit can be used to build different individuals and organisms?  Part of the answer lies in how molecules cooperate with one another, and how together, they build larger systems. Science is conducted by individual people, who also must cooperate individually and together build institutions.  Angela will also ask, how do our core values motivate us to engage with science and with each other? And how are our core values reflected in our scientific institutions and professional practice?
She invites the community to an open conversation about how revisiting and defining our moral code could improve the quality and equality of science. After, we'll enjoy some Darwin Day festivities! 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.
Upcoming Programs

Feb 18: Jaclyn Friedman: How to Stop Letting the System Screw Us All
Join us for a conversation with  writer, speaker, activist, and creator of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Feb 25: Eugene Scott: Religion & Politics in the Age of Trump
The Washington Post's Eugene Scott writes about the politics of identity in the Trump era (and he previously covered the 2016 election for CNN). 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Mar 4: Steven Pinker: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism
We are delighted to present our 2018 award in partnership with HCHAA to author, psychologist, and humanist Steven Pinker, as he launches an important book on humanism, Enlightenment Now. 1:30-3:00pm, location TBA. Read more here.

Mar 11: Melvin Rogers: Democratic Faith in Dark Times
Join us for a conversation about faith in democracy in dark times, with Melvin Rogers, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University whose expertise ranges from "black atheism" to the great humanist philosopher John Dewey. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Help Support Us!
The Humanist Hub is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that receives zero funding from Harvard University. Everything we do is thanks to your support. Please give generously!
2/11 Women of the Hub Meeting
12pm: In light of the recent #metoo movement, we  are inviting all the women of the Hub community to join a conversation exploring the culture of our community and areas that might need improvement. Read more here.
2/11: Food Drive
member of the Hub is in need. We will be conducting a one day food drive  this Sunday to assist the family of a member of our community. Soups, canned goods, nonperishables, eggs, bread and any sort of frozen meals and frozen foods would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You Letters
We are working to get out letters to thank all of you who donated to the Hub in 2017. These will serve as your tax records: if you need yours ASAP, let Rick know and we'll expedite your letter.
Humanism 101 with Greg Epstein
Due to popular demand, we're excited to launch Greg's course for a second time. Classes start Feb 28 - read more and enroll here.
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