Newsletter: Week of April 10, 2017

From the Program Director

Sarah Chandonnet
 

This Sunday, come thaw out together with a joyful celebration of spring, led by Humanist Celebrant and former nun Mary Johnson. Now in its fourth year, at this event we'll explore the themes of community and sharing of gifts in an interactive event featuring music, dance, and poetry from diverse American traditions: African-, Hispanic-, Hawaiian-, and Native American.

Mary Johnson's prize-winning memoir, An Unquenchable Thirst, tells the story of her twenty years as a nun with Mother Teresa. Now a Humanist celebrant and activist, Mary believes in the power of truth as service. She was voted New Hampshire's top wedding officiant in 2015 and finds great meaning in creating and celebrating personalized weddings and funerals. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

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Before this event, we welcome you to attend our Families Brown-Bag Lunch from 12-1:00, and our all-music program with music director Antje Duvekot from 1:00-1:30. Read more here. During the program, kids can enjoy the BQL class and kid-friendly activities (see more on the right). 
Upcoming Programs

April 23: Dr. Lisa Randall: Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism  
Join us and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA) as we celebrate one of the most influential scientists in the world, bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven's Door and Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs, and one of Time Magazine's "Most Influential People." 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Buy tickets here.

 April 30: Greg Epstein: On Alt-Right Atheism 
Join Greg Epstein, Humanist Chaplain, Hub Executive Director, and author of Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe for his monthly talk at the Hub: with music, poetry, discussion circles, food, and more. 1:30-3:00pm, 30 JFK Street. Read more here.

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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Get Involved!
Bring Your Families to the Hub
We are delighted to offer programs for kids of all ages during our Sunday programs: read more here. Want to volunteer at the BQL? Email Sarah today!
NEW: Mindful Eating Class
We're excited to welcome Dr. Traci Brown, who will host a 8-week Mindful Eating class at the Hub, beginning May 3. Enroll here.
T-Shirts Are In!
Pick up your t-shirts at the Hub this Sunday, or during the week. Email Sarah with any questions.
NEW: Career Development Group
4/12, 6:30pm: Resources for Hub members to connect with peers to provide guidance towards their career path, utilizing the experience of members to create a mentorship/ accountability program. Members will be able to share their stories about struggling with work life balance, parenting as a professional, aligning humanist values with their career.
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