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Educational initiatives for children. Humanism Begins at Home.

A session at American Humanist Association 72nd Annual Conference

Panel discussion with Q&A. Bob Bhaerman (moderator)

This past year the Kochhar Humanist Education Center developed "Humanism Begins at Home" — learning activities and lesson plans that children can access via the computer at home and work on independently or with the entire family. The panel will focus on what we can do to make certain that humanism begins at home. We will explore what the AHA can do to inspire families and humanist communities to provide education that fosters scientific literacy and humanist values and, more importantly, how we can provide easy access to the materials they need to get started. The panelists bring a diverse set of experiences to this discussion. They are parents, teachers, and humanist chapter leaders, all of whom are concerned with advancing humanist principles. We will ask the audience to reflect on their own experiences, dilemmas, and solutions for addressing the educational needs of children and families in their humanist communities.

About the speakers

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Bob Bhaerman

Educational Coordinator for the American Humanist Association

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Patrice Hong
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Ron Herman

Alternative children’s Sunday school coordinator; director Albuquerque FFRF chapter

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Debbie Allen

AHA Board member and president of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego and the San Diego chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

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