Community Gathering Presentation: How Respectability Politics Imprisons Us All

This month HumanistsMN welcomes Nadya Dutchin, Executive Director of the American Humanist Association, as our guest speaker. All are welcome! Childcare is available upon request at by Tuesday, March 14th.

The Victorian Era ushered in the insidious idea of “respectable society” which foisted unrealistic expectations on members of society’s elite. These superfluous standards were foisted onto our somewhat flat, but non-egalitarian, populace creating the idea of “professionalism” and “respectability”. Historically, society’s elite did, and continues to prop up the status quo of the oligarchy which cares nothing for the real lives of everyday people and keeps us disconnected from one another and our true selves.

Join us at 3 p.m. to hear Nadya’s presentation followed by Q & A. At 4:30 we’ll break for socializing over nibbles and drinks.

If you are unable to attend in person, we plan to live-stream this presentation. We will post the link the day before the event.

Nadya Dutchin is the Executive Director of the American Humanist Association. Prior to joining the AHA a couple of years ago, Nadya was the Co-Executive Director of Power Shift Network, a Washington, DC-based climate justice organization where she led the Communications and Fundraising programs, and before that, worked for The Match Registry for seven years. Currently she serves as the Board President of The Common Good Generation and is the Vice President (currently, Interim President) of Our Climate. Nadya is of Afro-Indo Guyanese heritage and a proud Alumna of Florida A&M University where she studied Molecular and Cellular Biology.

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March 18


03:00 pm - 05:30 pm

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