March 2018 archive

FEBRUARY 2018: Humanism and the Arts Both Allow Us to Find a Political Voice 

By Susan Schaefer

Humanists of Minnesota member Susan Schaefer planned our February chapter meeting on The Impact of the Arts on Social Justice and Politics. Speakers included Susana di Palma, founder and artistic director of Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theater, and arts critic Will Harris. Di Palma discussed and showed video excerpts from the company’s upcoming production of “Garden of Names,”  which explores the impact of terror and torture as experienced in Argentina during the political upheaval of the 1970s. Susan made the following introductory remarks:

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THE FOUNDING OF HUMANISTS OF MINNESOTA: A STORY WORTHY OF ALFRED HITCHCOCK

By Paul Heffron

Have you ever wondered how Humanists of Minnesota got its start? It’s more dramatic than you might think, involving insurance fraud and murder. Paul Heffron, our chapter historian, was in the middle of the action and tells the story here.

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HUMANIST PODCASTS EXPLORE WHAT IT MEANS TO LOSE YOUR RELIGION

By Seth Engman

No god, now what? That’s a question many of us humanists have to face whether we are leaving behind individual beliefs or diverging from our communities of family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.

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