This Sunday, we're excited to host Jaclyn Friedman,
writer, speaker and activist, and creator of the hit book Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape.
Jaclyn says: "Much of the anxiety and fear women in our country feel around issues of their sexuality stems from forces that are not their fault, but are side effects of our toxic culture. In our modern 'era of fauxpowerment,' our culture and institutions give women the illusion of sexual power, with very little actual power to support it. "
In this conversation, she will break down the causes and signs of fauxpowerment in media, politics, education, religion, and more, and give us tools to make positive change toward a culture that supports genuine sexual sovereignty for all.1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.Read more here.
Feb 25: Eugene Scott: Religion & Politics in the Age of Trump
The Washington Post's Eugene Scott writes about the politics of identity in the Trump era (and he previously covered the 2016 election for CNN). 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.Read more here.
Mar 4: Steven Pinker: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism
We are delighted to present our 2018 award in partnership with HCHAA to author, psychologist, and humanist Steven Pinker, as he launches an important book on humanism, Enlightenment Now. 1:30-3:00pm, Science Center Hall B. Get tickets here.
Mar 11: Melvin Rogers: Democratic Faith in Dark Times
Join us for a conversation about faith in democracy in dark times, with Melvin Rogers, an Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University whose expertise ranges from "black atheism" to the great humanist philosopher John Dewey. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street.Read more here.
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Community Coat Drive: Thank You!
Our community collected 34 coats to donate to Second Chances in Somerville. Thanks to our Values in Action committee for steering this great initiative!