For our May Speaker Series event, LVH welcomes Roy Speckhardt, who will give a talk that follows the outline of his book, Creating Change Through Humanism, published by Humanist Press. Roy will explore the modern state of humanism, what it means, the history of humanism, and what's in store for our forward-thinking outlook. With its emphasis on critical thinking and self-reflection, humanism can be at the forefront of pressing social issues.
Roy Speckhardt is executive director of the American Humanist Association where he actively promotes the humanist perspective on progressive political issues. He is a frequent media commentator, having appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others. He also writes a regular column for The Huffington Post, and has given speeches at colleges, conferences, and local humanist groups across the country.
Speckhardt serves on the board of the Humanist Institute and the advisory board of the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum Institute. He is also a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council. He previously served as deputy director of the Interfaith Alliance and worked for various other politically progressive nonprofits.
Speckhardt holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.A. in sociology from Mary Washington College. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
Timeline for this event:
10:30 am - coffee and conversation
11:00 am - welcome, announcements, and lecture
12:30 pm - brunch at the Hamilton Kitchen for those who wish to join us
Parking: The Community Parking Deck at Walnut & South 6th Streets is adjacent to the event location. Street parking is available but limited; meters are not enforced on Sundays.
522 W Maple St
Allentown, PA 18101
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