Newsletter: Week of September 5, 2016

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

Now that summer is almost over, we at the Humanist Hub are excited to launch a busy fall season of inspiring talks by amazing speakers; discussion groups where you can form deep friendships and learn more about yourself and the world; action and service projects to change the world; parties and social gatherings, and much more. This first formal program of our fall season fittingly falls on a meaningful day, and we are proud to present an especially meaningful talk for the occasion, by one of Harvard's most respected humanists :

Join us on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of 9/11, for a talk with Harvard Professor and historical and cultural sociologist Orlando Patterson, who will reflect on an essay from 2011, where he spoke of freedom as the core secular value of the United States.
 
The author of three novels, Patterson has published widely in journals of opinion and the national press, especially the New York Times, where he was a guest columnist for several weeks. His columns have also appeared in Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Public Interest, The New Republic, and The Washington Post. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.
Upcoming Programs

Sept 18: Claire Hoffman: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood
Join author, memoirist, and life-long meditator Claire Hoffman for a discussion about belief and doubt and the grey area in between them where many of us live. For those of us who have left behind the ideology and faith of our childhood, what comes next? 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Sept 25: Sonia Vallabh and Eric Minikel: Curing Prion Disease
Scientists at the Broad Institute and founders of the Prion Alliance will talk about their personal quest to cure the neuro-degenerative disease Vallabh learned she had in 2011. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

At 1:00, join us for a community sing-along music program: read more here.

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Announcing Our Fall 2016 Speaker Series!
View our entire Fall speaker series in a new format here. All programs are free and open to the public: 1:30-3:00pm. 
9/14: Harry Potter and the Sacred Text 
Join us on Wednesday nights beginning Sept 14 for our very popular Harry Potter and the Sacred Text class. 7:00pm: Read more here.
9/9: Meaning and Mindfulness Talk  
Join authors Rick Heller and Katherine Ozment for a talk on Friday 9/9 at the Harvard Book Store. Read more here.
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