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April 2014
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Rebecca Goldstein at The Humanist Hub

April 6, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Humanist Hub,
30 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

MacArthur "Genius" Fellow; American Humanist of the Year 2011; author, most recently of the new book Plato at he the Googleplex: Why Philosophy Won't Go Away (March 2014).

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Mass-Care Spring Gala

April 12, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ryles Jazz Club,
212 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA United States
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Mass-Care holds its annual Spring Gala at Ryles in Cambridge. Don Berwick, candidate for governor, will speak.

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What Does Medical Privacy Mean? A Panel Discussion

April 22, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Malden Public Library,
36 Salem St.
Malden, 02148 United States
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Our distinguished panel will speak to these and other questions. They are Teresa Doksum, PhD., M.P.H. - Director of Research Ethics, Institutional Review Board Chair at ABT Associates Inc.; Noel Casey, PhD - Analytical Director,  Center for Biometals & Metallomics (CBM) Boston University School of Medicine; Kerstin Lindblad-Toh, PhD, director of Science for Life Laboratory Uppsala at Uppsala University, & of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad Institute, and Elissa Weitzman, MD, of Children’s Hospital in Boston and Harvard Medical…

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Movie Sunday

April 27, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a movie, followed by discussion. Contact Marline.

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May 2014

Concord Prison Outreach

May 7, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish Hall,
20 Lexington Rd
Concord, United States
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The United States prisons are bursting at the seams with more of its citizens in prison than any other country.  Two million are in prison and every year over 600,000 leave to enter a society that seems to shun and reject them.  Huge barriers exist in finding jobs, money and housing.  Because of this, recidivism rates are off-the-charts.  Expenses cost billions of dollars each year.  However, things can be done to help – even here in Concord, Mass, Mark says,…

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The Checklist Manifesto

May 17, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The book discussion group will discuss The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right, by renowned physician Atul Gawande.

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June 2014
$13

Summer Solstice Luncheon

June 14, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
India Pavillion,
17 Western Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States
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This is event is sponsored by the Greater Boston Humanists. Summer is here! Plan your attendance now for Greater Boston Humanist's annual Summer Solstice Luncheon (RSVP info below). We will welcome all the secular communities of eastern New England to join us on Saturday afternoon, June 14, for thoughtful conversation, good food, and a speaker; tell your friends! The GBH Summer Solstice Luncheon will be held this year at INDIA PAVILION in Central Square, at 17 Western Avenue, Cambridge 02139.…

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Thinking, Fast and Slow

June 18, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Humanist Hub,
30 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

A six-week discussion of Daniel Kahnemann's book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning 5/28 from 7 PM to 9 PM at the Humanist Hub. Contact Margo Woods for more information.

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Health Care Reform: A Report Card

June 25, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
93 Winchester St
Brookline, MA United States
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This event is sponsored by Brookline Adult & Community Education. Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis will moderate the panel discussion. Pre-registration is not required. Implementation of provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has dominated the news in recent months. Most notable were the technical problems with healthcare.gov, the Health Insurance Marketplace website, as well as a troublesome integration with Massachusetts' Health Connector. There has been success however. With over five million formerly uninsured people obtaining health insurance, the U.S.…

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September 2014
Free

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Secular Organizations

September 3, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Parish Hall,
20 Lexington Rd
Concord, MA United States
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Concord Area Humanists invite you to a discussion and dialogue entitled “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Secular Organizations”. The special speaker will be Maria Greene. Wednesday, Sept 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm at First Parish Hall, 20 Lexington Rd, Concord MA CAH? SCA? AHA? UUHA? SSA? Boston CoR? Sunday Assembly? Humanist Hub? AA? IHEU? What are all these secular groups and what are the differences between them? Where does the Concord Area Humanists group fit in? The influence of secularism is…

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Author Jeff Clements at Concord Bookshop

September 4, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Concord Bookshop,
65 Main St
Concord, MA United States
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Jeff Clements, author of “Corporations Are Not People,” will be at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord, at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 to discuss the impact of Citizens United, the productive efforts to overturning it and to sign copies of his book.

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October 2014
Free

Wednesday Night Book Group

October 29, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Humanist Hub,
30 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

The Wednesday night group will be discussing The Spirit Level on October 29. On November 5, discussion of Waking Up, by Sam Harris begins.

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November 2014

Mothers Out Front Stand Out

November 21, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Massachusetts State House,
24 Beacon St
Boston, MA United States
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For almost a year, Mothers Out Front, in partnership with Better Future Project / 350 Massachusetts, has been calling on Governor Deval Patrick to make Massachusetts the first state to draw the line on new fossil fuel pipelines and plants and commit to meeting new energy needs with renewables. Now, with the governor's term winding down, time is running out, and Mothers Out Front is making one final push. From Monday, November 17 to Friday, November 21, groups of mothers…

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Voices United

November 22, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
First Unitarian Society of Newton,
1326 Washington St
Newton, MA 02465 United States
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Voices United for Separation of Church and State Meg Hutchinson / Catie Curtis / Western Den / Tom Pacheco in Concert! Hosted by the First Unitarian Society of Newton, to benefit the work of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. https://au.org/vu-fusn See website for suggested donations.

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Interfaith Thanksgiving Meal Packing

November 23, 2014 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Humanist Hub,
30 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Join the Harvard Chaplains, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Tufts, and other religious and nonreligious communities and individuals from across the greater Boston area in a day of interfaith service designed to help end hunger in New England. Through a collaboration with EndHungerNE, we are raising $2,500 to package 10,000 meals for local Boston area food banks. This event is open to any individual or community who is interested in participating in this day of interfaith service Here’s how you and…

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