MIT Humanist Student Discussion Group

Thursday, November 01, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Building W20: Stratton Student Center, First Floor Meeting Room
84 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

The Humanist Chaplaincy at MIT is here to support students in becoming the most compassionate and ethical humans you can be.  Thursdays in the Chapel, Humanist Chaplain Greg Epstein and Chaplaincy Intern Nina Lytton provide a sounding board for students as you grapple with the meaning of your lives.  We’re there to accompany you in reflecting on how to be good and live well without a god.  As secular clergy, we offer nonjudgmental listening and emotional support.  In a facilitated small group discussion, you have the opportunity to process the most meaningful and stressful experiences your curricular and extracurricular lives.  The Humanist Discussion Group is a supported space to process the joy, sadness, fear, and anger that touch the hearts of everyone striving to work for the betterment of humankind.

This Week’s Topic: He, She and They: Forging a New Relationship

Steve Bannon is concerned that women are going to take over society.  Really?  The way he talks about it, it’s like it has to be either men in charge or women in charge.  It’s time to question the idea of a moral hierarchy.  If women did take over society and reorganize it, would the structure look like a pyramid?  Couldn’t it look like a circle of inclusion?  Or a web of life?  Can she, he, and they explore a kind of interdependence?  What would have to change about how your gender identity was socialized?

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