Newsletter: Week of March 5, 2018

Sarah Chandonnet

This Sunday, 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.

Rogers has wide-ranging interests located largely within contemporary democratic theory and the history of American and African-American political and ethical philosophy. 

His first book, The Undiscovered Dewey: Religion, Morality, and the Ethos of Democracy, explored these issues through an interpretation of John Dewey's writings and the theme of human responsiveness central to his work. That book was haunted by the unpursued theme of racial injustice and its place in American democracy. 

Professor Rogers' second book, The Darkened Light of Faith: Race, Democracy, and Freedom in African American Polit ical Thought, will be devoted to figures within American and African-American political thought; it will combine close readings of figures and historical contextualization to think through the themes of democratic responsiveness, redemption, and faith amid racial injustice.

With music, reflections, refreshments and more: 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Upcoming Programs

Mar 24: March for Our Lives Boston
Join the Humanist Hub community in partnership with Boston Skeptics at March for Our Lives. Read more details here.

Next week we will announce our full slate of April-May programs, as well as some events hosted by our partner organizations. Stay tuned!

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3/11: Women of the Hub  Meeting (II)
11:30 - 1 pm: A continuation of the 2/11 women's meeting. The goal is to provide the women of the Hub community a venue to openly and honestly discuss the culture of the Hub, specifically relating to sexism and sexual harassment, in light of the #MeToo movement. Read more here.
Harvard Blood Drive
March 26, 12:00: A group of Hub members will eat lunch at Felipe's and walk over to give blood at a Harvard Dillon Fieldhouse (a 10-minute walk).  Read more here.
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