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Washington Area Secular Humanists Annual Banquet and Darwin Day Celebration

by Washington Area Secular Humanists
Saturday, February 22, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM (EST)
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Event Details

The Washington Area Secular Humanists in cooperation with the American Humanist Association will hold its annual banquet on February 22, 2014 at Phillips Seafood in Washington, DC. Please join us for an afternoon of dining and company with your fellow free-thinkers. 

WASH is proud to present our notable guest speaker, Dr. Briana Pobiner for this special Darwin Day event. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held on or around Feb. 12, the birthday anniversary of evolutionary biologist Charles Darwin.
Dr. Briana Pobiner is a prehistoric archaeologist at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Human Origins Program and an Associate Research Professor in the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology at the George Washington University. Her research centers on the evolution of human diet (with a focus on meat-eating), but has included topics as diverse as cannibalism in the Cook Islands and chimpanzee carnivory. She has conducted fieldwork in Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, and Indonesia. Briana was featured as one of Fox 5 DC's "offbeat experts" and recently interviewed on NPR's "The Splendid Table" about prehistoric human diet.
The "paleo diet" is currently in fashion -- but what do we really know about what our ancestors ate? Dr. Briana Pobiner will explore the evidence for different types of foods in ancient diets, starting from millions of years ago up to the wide variety of diets seen in people around the world today.

Members and Friends of WASH should enter the promotional code they received by email or postcard to receive a $15 discount on ticket price. Click on the "enter promotional code" link above, enter the code and hit "apply" to activate the discount. To join WASH go to

There will be merchandise for sale and a silent auction with the proceeds going to WASH. 

For more information on the event venue go to Phillips Seafoods. There is garage parking available across the street. Accessible by Metro at the Waterfront and L'Enfant Plaza Metro stations. 


Dinner Buffet Menu

Soup & Salad Station

Maryland vegetable crab soup, New England clam chowder,

Caesar and garden salads, pasta salad, cole slaw

Traditional Seafood

seafood Newburg, fried fish, shrimp & clams, hush puppies, crab cake minis, grilled fish


Steamed Seafood

snow crab legs, spiced shrimp, clams, mussels, crawfish


Chef’s Selections

fried chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed vegetables, mixed greens, macaroni & cheese,
steamed rice, daily selections


Carving Station

baked chicken, carved beef, fresh breads


Iron Skillet

seafood Jambalaya. red beans & rice, Eastern Shore stew, seafood paella



assorted cakes, pies, cookies, brownies, ice cream, seasonal fruit


Buffet includes coffee, tea, soft drinks

Cash Bar Available

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