Greater Boston Humanists Message Board › Reminder and Parking notice: GBH Darwin Day Celebration with Harvard Humanis
Happy Darwin Day! It's this Saturday February 12 that we join Humanists and freethinkers worldwide in 'a celebration of science and reason'. The Harvard Humanist Chaplaincy and Greater Boston Humanists are sponsoring and exciting visit by Darwin's great-great grandson Mark Chapman to show his latest film, The Ledge, on Saturday night at 6 at the Harvard Science Center, and then a discussion with Mr. Chapman on Sunday afternoon (our usual GBH Second Sunday meeting time) 1:30 at the brand new Harvard Humanist Community Center.
Because these are two separate events as part of one celebration, we've entered them as two separate MeetUps and you are free to go to either or both, but each have different locations and parking arrangement, which I have added to the MeetUp pages. Please see below for the details, or go to the MeetUp pages at the links below!
We hope to see you there!
For more details, see the full listings:
When: Saturday, February 12, 2011 6:00 PM
Where: Harvard Science Center, Hall C
1 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Parking: Parking for the Saturday film (produced by Matthew Chapman) is free at the Littauer Lot, 6 PM.
When: Sunday, February 13, 2011 1:30 PM
Where: Harvard Humanist Community Center
12 Eliot Street, 2nd floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Parking: Parking for the Saturday film (produced by Matthew Chapman) is free at the Littauer Lot, 6 PM. There will be a charge for Parking for the Sunday afternoon discussion on Science and Religion with Chapman, Darwin’s great, great grandson. At these Sunday meetings HCH participants are welcome to park next door at the Harvard Square Garage (20 Eliot Street) for a special rate of $10 for the whole day. Please ask us for a validation ticket so you can enjoy the lower rate when you leave!
On Sat evening Feb. 12 and Sun. Feb 13, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard will host Matthew Chapman-- accomplished film maker, science advocate, writer, and the great-great grandson of Charles Darwin. Greater Boston Humanists is co-sponsoring this event, which is open to the public!
We will view Chapman's film, The Ledge, a philosophical thriller about belief and its consequences. The film screening will be held at 6pm, Saturday, February 12 at Science Center Hall C (1 Oxford Street; Cambridge, MA 02138).
Chapman will also lead a discussion on the role of science in US public life on Sunday, February 13 at the HCH Community Meeting at 1:30 pm at 12 Eliot Street. This meeting will be GBH's Second Sunday meeting for February and part of the worldwide Darwin Day celebrations.
PLEASE NOTE: The brand-new HCH Community Meeting facility at 12 Eliot Street is on the 2nd floor and requires climbing 2 flights of stairs (there is no elevator). Please make your plans accordingly!
PARKING: Parking for the Saturday film (produced by Matthew Chapman) is free at the Littauer Lot, 6 PM. There will be a charge for Parking for the Sunday afternoon discussion on Science and Religion with Chapman, Darwin’s great, great grandson. At these Sunday meetings HCH participants are welcome to park next door at the Harvard Square Garage (20 Eliot Street) for a special rate of $10 for the whole day. Please ask us for a validation ticket so you can enjoy the lower rate when you leave!
MORE ON THE FILMMAKER and HUMANIST ACTIVIST MATTHEW CHAPMAN:
Chapman started one of the largest science policy initiatives in American history, the effort to get the presidential candidates to have a debate on science in 2008. The organization of which he is still president, "Science Debate," has nearly 30 Nobel prizewinners as signatories, a hundred major science organizations, as well as the heads of almost every university in America.
He has written and directed five independent movies and written several mainstream pictures.
His latest film, The Ledge, (Official Selection at Sundance 2011) stars Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, Terrance Howard, and Christopher Gorham. The Ledge is a thriller in which a battle of philosophies between a fundamentalist Christian and an atheist escalates into a lethal battle of wills. Ultimately, as a test of faith, or lack of it, the believer forces the non-believer onto the ledge of a tall building. He then has one hour to make a choice between his own life and someone else¹s. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be capable of such a sacrifice?
Don't miss this video trailer on the film from Sundance:
If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)
You can always get in touch with me through the "Contact Organizer" link on Meetup: http://www.meetup.com...