Newsletter: Week of Oct 16, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

Madison Holleran embodied having it all: A top student, star athlete, gorgeous and popular, with a loving family. Shockingly, Madison died by suicide in 2014, in her sophomore year at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was running track. Kate Fagan explores Madison Holleran's struggles and reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the story of young people, and especially young athletes, suffering with mental illness today.
Kate Fagan is the author of What Made Maddy Run and is arguably the most influential LGBTQ woman in the multi-billion dollar field of sports talk and sports journalism. She is a regular panelist on ESPN's Around the Horn and can also be seen on Outside the Lines, First Take and His & HersShe is also a columnist for  espnW, and  ESPN The Magazine
Join us for an important conversation with Kate Fagan about her book and research. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.
Upcoming Programs
Oct 29: Hemant Mehta: What Atheists Can (Seriously) Learn from Churches
We often hear atheists criticizing religious beliefs, but we don't always hear them giving credit where it's due. Hemant ( will talk about some very real lessons even the most vocal atheists can learn from churches 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.  Read more here.

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10/22: Raising the Resistance with Katherine Ozment
Join us this Sunday morning for our monthly secular Sunday school, and a special program for parents and anyone interested in Raising the Resistance.  Read more here.  This month's event is with Katherine Ozment, author of Grace Without God. More info  here. And watch last month's event here.
Special Event: Dan Dennett at the Hub 
11/5: We are thrilled to host philosopher  Daniel Dennett at the Hub! General admission tickets are sold out, but many free tickets remain for  Sustaining Members and Growth Members of the Hub. Get yours now!
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