Humanism at the Hub, hybrid - November, Native American Heritage Month

When: Sat, Nov 26, 2022 at 4:00pm

Where:
Secular Hub
254 Knox Ct
Denver, CO, 80205

Native American Heritage Month will be celebrated with a presentation and discussion led by Jerry Gilbert with a slideshow by Tom Kellogg.

We have every right to be proud of our United States. We have spent centuries making this a fine example of a democracy. But our pride must not blind us to the regretful way we began. The so-called discovery of America was a discovery by European powers finding land that was occupied by indigenous people. It was invaded to find new territory for expansion of empires and to claim resources. The indigenous nations that already occupied this territory were subjected to cruelty that reached genocidal proportions.

This is a review of our early history from the perspective of the Native American nations that had occupied this land, and the subsequent history of how they were dehumanized and mistreated.

It is also a review of the many Native Americans who deserve our respect for what they accomplished then, and what they have accomplished since.

It is further an assessment of what we owe the descendants of the cultures we destroyed with our selfish ambitions. In 2018, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights reported that Native Americans and Native Alaskans continue to rank [near the bottom of all Americans](https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-20-270T) in terms of health, education, and employment. This is an unfinished obligation that still requires constructive intervention.

Tom will start the show with the Humanist Moment.

**Humanism at the Hub is a regular hybrid event, live in-person at the Hub AND online with Zoom, your choice**, every 4th Saturday at 4:00 pm. Come to the Hub to see the show live and Zoomers on the big screen, with discussions and appetizers. Feel free to BYOB or an appetizer to share. OR get on Zoom at home and mingle with the audience to see the program and join the discussions.

**Please RSVP. Those attending in person should be fully vaccinated for Covid. To join with Zoom use this link:** **[Zoom registration link](https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIud-6hrTopH9yyg5Bxfn8UE3RmmsuwndYM).**

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The Hub and Humanists of Colorado Chapters of the American Humanist Association are very pleased to offer a regular explorations series on the 4th Saturdays, 4:00 to 6:00 pm., inspired by the Jefferson Humanists. Each session will be slightly different and include several segments to showcase aspects of Humanism through a presentation, videos, movies, forums, and explorations, followed by discussions. We will include time for participants to socialize and get acquainted, in keeping with the chapters goals of building community.

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