Newsletter: Week of April 17, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

This Sunday, the Humanist Hub and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA) are delighted to present the 11th annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Lisa Randall.

Professor Lisa Randall studies theoretical particle physics and cosmology at Harvard University. Randall has had a public presence through her writing, lectures, and radio and TV appearances. Randall's books, Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions and Knocking on Heaven's Door: How Physics and Scientific Thinking Illuminate the Universe and the Modern World were both on the New York Times' list of 100 Notable Books of the Year. Higgs Discovery: The Power of Empty Space was released as a Kindle Single in the summer of 2012 as an update with recent particle physics developments.

Professor Randall was on the list of Time Magazine's "100 Most Influential People" of 2007 and was one of 40 people featured in The Rolling Stone 40th Anniversary issue that year. Prof. Randall was featured in Newsweek's "Who's Next in 2006" as "one of the most promising theoretical physicists of her generation" and in Seed Magazine's "2005 Year in Science Icons." In 2008, Prof. Randall was among Esquire Magazine's "75 Most Influential People." April 23, 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Tickets are $5 and available here. 
Upcoming Programs

 April 30: Greg Epstein: On Alt-Right Atheism 
Join Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain, Hub Executive Director, and author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe for his monthly talk at the Hub: with music, poetry, discussion circles, food, and more. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

May 7: Judy Norsigian: Fighting Voter Disenfranchisement
These are difficult times, as we watch the rights of the most vulnerable among us disregarded and trampled upon. How do we keep our spirits up and stay in community, as we hold our ground, fight back, and protect our democratic institutions? Join health activist and former executive director of Our Bodies Ourselves for an important conversation. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here. 

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Get Involved!
March for Science (with the Hub!)
On Sat, April 22, we're excited to be part of the Boston March for Science. We invite you to join us beforehand to make signs (and feel free to meet us there). More details here.
Bring Your Families to the Hub
We are delighted to offer programs for kids of all ages during our Sunday programs: read more here. Want to volunteer at the BQL? Email Sarah today!
NEW: Mindful Eating Class
We're excited to welcome Dr. Traci Brown, who will host a 8-week Mindful Eating class at the Hub, beginning May 3. Enroll here.
T-Shirts Are In!
Pick up your t-shirts at the Hub this Sunday, or during the week. Email Sarah with any questions.
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