Open Lecture Series

Each event brings together various organizations and notable scholars to address a topic connected to Humanism.

The Future of Humanism: New Voices for the 21st Century (Oct. 15, 2016)
We launched the premiere of our Open Lecture Series on Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Minneapolis, MN. The event, titled “The Future of Humanism: New Voices for the 21st Century,” was a conference celebrating Humanist pioneer John Dietrich and the next hundred years of Humanism.

Social Justice: Addressing the Narrative of Fear (May 27, 2017)
We launched our second Open Lecture Series event on Saturday, May 27, 2017, in Minneapolis, MN. Social Justice: Addressing the Narrative of Fear was a conference examining various forms of social oppression and how these cultural prejudices are exploited by the right-wing to reinforce the fear narrative.

Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement? (Feb 28, 2018) 
We co-sponsored an Augsburg University Martin Olav Sabo Symposium on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, in Minneapolis, MN. Are the “Nones” Done with Civic Engagement? brought together several notable speakers to discuss organizing the religiously unaffiliated in today’s climate of polarization.

Climate Justice: A Better Future for Us All (May 18, 2019)
We launched our fourth Open Lecture Series event on Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Minneapolis, MN.  Climate Justice: A Better Future for Us All was a conference focused on building a narrative on the human right to a safe and habitable environment, and the challenges posed by overconsumption and a rapidly industrializing world.  Panel members shared stories and creative solutions to address the degradation of our environment and the inequalities within our communities.

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