Newsletter: Week of September 26, 2016

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet

The Salem Witch Trials were "a perfect storm:" a unique convergence of conditions and events that produced something extraordinary throughout New England in 1692. Culminating in the execution of nineteen innocent people, the trials would become a critical turning point in American history and an event that has haunted us ever since.

Join us for a conversation this Sunday with Emerson Baker, Salem State professor of history and author of A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience. What lessons can we learn from the Salem Witch Trials? How do they apply today?

1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here. Free parking is available for this event at the Harvard Littauer Lot: Enter the Maxwell Dworkin Science Quadrangle from Oxford St., entrance opposite Natural History Museum. Follow road to the end and park between the Science Center and and the Law Library. Walk through Harvard Yard to Harvard Square and on to the Humanist Hub.

Upcoming Programs

Oct 9: Joe Gerstein: Growing a Global Network of Addiction Recovery Beyond Belief
Join us as we honor Dr. Joe Gerstein with our 2016 Harvard Humanist of the Year Award for his work over the last 25 years as the founding president of SMART Recovery, which we view among the greatest examples of community service in the history of modern humanism. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

Oct 16: Panel: Humanism, Racial Justice, and the Election
New movements for racial justice have dominated the headlines throughout America in 2016, and for good reason. Across this country and beyond, communities are becoming increasingly aware of the suffering caused by systemic racism, with many of us asking: what can I do? What can we do? And will the 2016 election mark the beginning of real progress for racial justice in American politics, or will it further divide us and pit us against one another? Join us for a panel with 5 experts. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

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2016 Speaker Series
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