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Join the American Humanist Association for Exciting Events in November!

 

Please join the American Humanist Association for three exciting events in Washington, D.C. this November: 


Evolution v. Creationism: the Politics, the Science, the Debate

This Event is Now Full. Registration is Closed!

Friday, November 6, 2009

12:30-1:30 PM Luncheon and 1:30-2:45 PM Panel Discussion

To be held at the National Press Club
Murrow Room
529 14th St., NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045


Please join the American Humanist Association for a luncheon and panel discussion exploring the politics and science surrounding the evolution v. creationism debate. 

The panel will feature renowned experts to lead a discussion:

Eugenie Scott, Ph.D., executive director of the National Center for Science Education and author of Evolution vs. Creationism: An Introduction and co-editor of Not in Our Classrooms: Why Intelligent Design is Wrong for Our Schools
Barbara Forrest, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Southeastern Louisiana University, expert witness for the plaintiff in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, and co-author of Creationism's Trojan Horse: The Wedge of Intelligent Design,   
and
Kenneth Miller, Ph.D., professor of biology at Brown University, lead expert witness for the plaintiff in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District, and author of Finding Darwin's God: A Scientist's Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution and Only a Theory: Evolution and the Battle for America's Soul

Fred Edwords, communications director of the United Coalition of Reason and former editor of the Creation/Evolution journal, will moderate. 

This Event is Now Full. Registration is Closed!

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and space is limited. E-mail Karen Frantz to RSVP:kfrantz@americanhumanist.org.

 


Creator of God: A Brain Surgeon's Story

Sunday, November 8, 2009

2:00 PM Movie Screening

To be held at the Heritage Center at the Navy Memorial
701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004

Join us for a special screening of an award-winning documentary chronicling how a brain surgeon's quest, starting as a teenager, finds answers to how and why the idea of God came into human existence and if God actually exists. Produced by Vivekananad Palavali, a brain surgeon and author of A Mindful LifeCreator of God won Best Documentary Film at the AOF International Film Festival in Pasadena, California and at the Film Festival in Ferndale, Michigan.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP. Contact Karen Frantz at kfrantz@americanhumanist.org to RSVP and for more information. 


The Age of Bio(in)security: Science, Citizens, and the Future

Monday, November 9, 2009

9:30-10:00 AM Press Conference and 10:00-11:30 AM Panel Discussion

To be held at the National Press Club
Murrow Room
529 14th St, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20045

Join the Appignani Bioethics Center and the American Humanist Association for a press conference and panel discussion examining controversies in biomedical and environmental science and policy, including stem cell research, brain and cognition, and climate change technologies. 

Two distinguished speakers will lead the discussion:

Jonathan Moreno, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, David and Lyn Silfen University professor of ethics, professor of medical ethics and of history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, and formerly a member of President Barack Obama's transition team for the Department of Health and Human Services
and
Andrew Light, Ph.D., senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University.

Ana Lita, Ph.D., director of the Appignani Bioethics Center at the United Nations in New York City, will moderate.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited so please RSVP. Contact Karen Frantz at kfrantz@americanhumanist.org to RSVP and for more information.


For more information about these and other events contact Karen Frantz at 202-238-9088 or kfrantz@americanhumanist.org.