Newsletter: Week of June 12, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

A lot of us are ambivalent about Father's Day; some of us flat out hate it. Fatherhood is such a complex concept today: is it possible to celebrate publicly in an intelligent way, without irony or Hallmark platitudes? Could this family holiday be an opportunity to explore what family means to those of us for whom the whole concept is complicated? What if this Father's Day was an opportunity to explore what it means to be a father today? Or to have a father? Or not to have/be one.

This Sunday, join Greg Epstein as he moderates a panel of Hub community members with powerful personal stories to share about the meaning of fatherhood in the 21st century. Talk topics will include: toxic masculinity and the search for better models of manhood; being a single dad-- and being raised by one; fathering as an atheist/agnostic with a religious co-parent; and more. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.
Upcoming Programs

June 25: Traci Brown: Mindful Eating
Dr. Brown focuses on mindfulness based practices for improving health within communities that have high rates of disease. Now she is bringing those teachings to a broader audience to help others live happier and healthier lives: in this talk, she'll discuss mindful eating. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.  

July 2: Laura Everett: The Good Life on Two Wheels
What can humanists and humanist communities learn from the practice of intentional daily disciplines and rituals, especially in the city? Join Humanist Hub religious ally Laura Everett, a four-season bike commuter in Boston, pastor in the United Church of Christ, and author of "Holy Spokes: The Search for Urban Spirituality on Two Wheels." 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here. 

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