Opening of the Humanist Hub in Harvard Square!

  • December 8, 2013 · 12:30 PM
  • Humanist Hub

Atheists, Humanists, Agnostics: A New Home for Nonreligious Community in Harvard Square! Greater Boston Humanists welcomes this milestone in the development of humanist and secular communities in New England, and invites you to join us and the Humanist Community at Harvard in attending the opening of the Humanist Hub, a creation of the Humanist Community at Harvard (HCH).

With a professional staff of 10 or more, this beautiful 3,200 square foot space will be a Hub for building "Godless Congregations," or Humanist communities, locally and nationwide. It is the new headquarters of the Humanist Community at Harvard. It will provide space and support for numerous local secular/nontheistic organizations such as Greater Boston Humanists. And it will house a national think tank working with the American Humanist Association and others to build, educate, and nurture diverse, inclusive, and inspiring multi-generational secular congregations, across the US.

Plus, it will be a great place to hang out, have coffee, take in the view of Harvard Square from our balcony, meet famous Humanists, and have all kinds of to-be-announced fun!

Grand Opening Preview Event

Sunday, December 8, 2013
12:30 Opening Reception
1:00 Keynote Speaker – Dan Dennett
1:30 – 5 Open House

With special guests:
Michael De Dora, Faisal Saeed Al-Mutar, Deborah Feldman, Chris Johnson, Chris Stedman, Dharmesh Shah, Greg Epstein.

30 JFK Street, 4th Floor (elevator accessible)
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138

MBTA accessible

Parking: on street parking is free on Sundays, when usual 'resident only' rules are suspended. Parking will also be available in the Littauer Library Lot at Harvard, where GBH will run a shuttle service over to 30 JFK, until 12:15 pm (the last 'ride' will leave at 12:15). Parking info on Littauer Lot below.

For more information: www.humanisthub.wordpress.com

As a part of this historic opening, HCH is hosting a Food Drive through their community service initiative called Values in Action. We invite all guests to bring a non-perishable food item or to donate funds on December 8 to support the Greater Boston Food Bank. Click on the following link for a list of acceptable food items: http://gbfb.org/perch/resources/FFD_ToolKit_012513.pdf

FREE PARKING in the Littauer Library Lot near the Science Center will be available during the event: Enter the Science Quadrangle from Oxford St. and follow the road through to its end in the Science Center/Law Library area. Our shuttle to the Hub will be run by Joe Gerstein.

Join or login to comment.

  • cathy m.

    how awesomely amazing that it was so packed w/ people from far and wide and so many young families determined to raise their kids a new way. I am looking forward to the video tape since it was so packed. but that so many showed up,
    is a wonderfully positive thing to comment on. the location is fantastic and so are all the offices and meeting rooms. but for a big event, we will definitely need another place. but that huge mass of humanity was very inspiring!

    December 8, 2013

  • Bob

    I agree with Tom. It was nice to see so many people. It was doubly good to see the most diverse group (by far) I've ever seen at a secular event. Lots of great speakers, music and connecting.

    December 8, 2013

  • Tom N.

    Wonderful to see so many people.

    1 · December 8, 2013

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Create your own Meetup Group

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy