The Annual Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism is presented at Harvard University each year by the Harvard Secular Society on behalf of the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and the American Humanist Association. Selected by a committee of 20-30 Harvard students each year, this award is given to a figure greatly admired by our students and community for both artistic and humanitarian reasons.
Now in its sixth year, we're excited to announce that the HSS Cultural Humanism committee has chosen Mary Roach based on what they feel is an outstanding contribution to Humanism in popular culture.
Author of Stiff, Bonk, Spook, and Packing For Mars, Mary Roach is an outspoken proponent of science, rationalism, and skepticism. Her informative, and often hilarious, explorations of human cadavers, sexuality, and space - among many other things - have been New York Times best sellers. She has written for Outside, National Geographic, New Scientist, Wired, The New York Times Magazine, and Salon.
Join us for a night of celebration on April 25 in the Harvard Science Center as we celebrate the career of this fascinating Humanist journalist. Reserve your ticket now!
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The Humanist Community at Harvard
The Humanist Community at Harvard (HCH) is dedicated to building, educating, and nurturing a diverse community of Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious at Harvard and beyond. Founded in 1974 as a chaplaincy for Humanist, atheist and nonreligious students at Harvard, in recent years HCH has gone on to found The Humanist Hub in Harvard Square, a center for humanist life open to all. At the Humanist Hub, everyone is invited to help build a nonreligious community committed to the power of human connection to help us do good and live well. We use reason and dialogue to determine our highest ethical values, we act on those values with love and compassion, and we help one another evolve as individuals, as we work to improve our world. No Harvard affiliation needed!