Newsletter: Week of April 24, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

Harvard Humanist Chaplain and Humanist Hub Executive Director Greg Epstein is not known as an angry atheist. Some atheists might even say Greg isn't angry enough. This Sunday, however, will be Greg's angriest talk yet.

In an America in which political ground is shifting beneath our feet, one of the most disturbing developments has been the emergence of a vocal and powerful "Alt-Right:" a movement known for racism, sexism, hyper-nationalism, and violent tendencies.

Meanwhile, in a much more encouraging development: atheist, agnostic, and nonreligious Americans have also been rising to prominence, particularly among young adults. However, in a truly disturbing trend for those of us atheists, agnostics and allies who embrace humanism as a progressive and inclusive philosophy of life, the Alt-Right has been gaining ground... among atheists. In fact, Alt-Right figurehead Richard Spencer has recently spoken and written publicly about how his movement is consistent with secular humanist values.

We at the Humanist Hub think it is not.

Join us for a talk and community conversation that will be important, timely, and unfortunately a little angrier than we might like -- but hopefully with humor, and an uplifting message for all! 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Next Week

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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