Saved by Science and Humanism: Dare to Care

Sat, Apr 13th 2019 at 8:30 AM EDT · By Washington Area Secular Humanists
Date & Time
Sat, Apr 13th 2019 at 8:30 AM EDT
to
Sun, Apr 14th 2019 at 5:30 PM EDT
Location
Richmond
Richmond VA,
Event Details

Welcome to the Saved by Science & Humanism: Dare to Care regional conference presented by Greater Richmond Humanists with support from its parent organizations - Washington Area Secular Humanists and the American Humanist Association.

Our country stands at a curious inflection point, with religious zealots perched in some of the highest offices even as the allure of fundamentalism crumbles, and where scientific illiteracy and denialism echo through the halls of power, despite that science and reason offer the only compass by which we may yet mitigate the damage of climate change and navigate such civilizational dangers as lie on our horizon. Then there’s our perverse march backward in history, with the gutting of voting rights, a renewed assault on women, a brazen antipathy toward marginalized communities, and the stripping away of human dignity in the name of tribalism, nativism, hatred and fear. If you are disturbed by these trends and would like to alter our course, this conference is for you!

So please mark your calendars and join an inspiring collection of activists, authors, educators, and secular leaders in Richmond, Virginia for a conference that will focus on:

  • science broadly defined – with a particular emphasis on evolution, climate change, and the foundational role critical thinking plays in helping us understand reality, identify potential problems, and make wise decisions

  • humanitarian principles – with an examination of the inequitable conditions faced by marginalized communities; an inclination to proactively address big picture problems that reach beyond our own narrow interests; and a full-throated embrace of secular ethics

  • civic activism and political engagement - which allow us to channel comprehension and concern into beneficial social reform


Anchored by the directors and founders of major secular organizations; by secular individuals who’ve sought public office and by grassroots organizers with the passion and expertise to change how we do politics; by proponents of science, secularism, and expanding the pool of people we care about, this conference gives us the opportunity to put Richmond on the map as a hub for Humanist activity.


Lunch and dinner options will be available for purchase ahead of time, for your convenience. Attendees are also welcome to bring their own packed meals.


Anchored by the directors and founders of major secular organizations; by secular individuals who’ve sought public office and by grassroots organizers with the passion and expertise to change how we do politics; by proponents of science, secularism, and expanding the pool of people we care about, this conference gives us the opportunity to put Richmond on the map as a hub for Humanist activity.

 

For more information, speakers and the schedule click HERE!


Note, the conference will take place at two separate venues:


Saturday Venue

First Unitarian Universalist Church

1000 Blanton Ave

Richmond, VA 23221

https://richmonduu.org/



Sunday Venue

Diversity Richmond

1407 Sherwood Ave

Richmond, VA 23220

http://diversityrichmond.org/




Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Richmond/Arboretum

201 Arboretum Place

Richmond, VA 23236


We have secured a block of rooms and the rate will be discounted to $109 per night as long as you place your reservation by Friday, March 29th.


By Phone

You can reserve by calling Central Reservations at (888) 591-1234 or the hotel directly at (804) 560-1566 ext. 0. The group block is reserved under “Saved by Science and Humanism” and is available from April 12-14.


Making an Online Reservation

To make your reservation online you will need to first visit our website

https://richmondarboretum.place.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-SBSH

You will first select the dates that you would like to stay during the event. Next, Click on “Special Rates” and select Corporate or Group Code. Enter the code G-SBSH is entered. Please follow the prompts to select your desired room types and complete the billing information.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Rob Penczak via email at rpenczak@verizon.net or by phone at (804) 320-0493. Thanks and hope to see you at the conference!

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