We are delighted to be hosting a very special summer event this year! We are honored to have the opportunity to present the 2011 Harvard Humanist of the Year award to Seth MacFarlane: writer, director, and creator of hit TV shows Family Guy and American Dad! We are very excited MacFarlane was able to work this exclusive event, an award ceremony and fundraiser for our organization, into his schedule.
While it is rare for someone his age to receive this honor, his extensive body of work, his active, passionate commitment to Humanist values, and his fearless support of equal marriage rights and other social justice issues compel us to recognize his contributions now.
For 20 years, the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard has presented the Humanist of the Year award to an individual whose life's work and personal commitment most exemplified the application of Humanist values in the public arena. Past recipients have included the first openly nontheistic sitting U.S. congressman Pete Stark (2007); renowned scientists Steven Pinker and E.O. Wilson; and human rights hero General Romeo Dallaire.
MacFarlane will accept the award at the Memorial Church, in the heart of Harvard Yard.
Doors at 7pm.
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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!