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Alice Eagly

Professor of Psychology, Northwestern University

 

"Few Women in Tech: Is Nature or Nurture at Fault?"


Professor Eagly will discuss scientific debates about the sociocultural and biological causes of psychological differences between men and women. She will reflect on the implications of these differences for the skewed sex ratios in STEM fields, and consider policies to remedy the imbalance.

 

About Professor Eagly:

Alice Eagly is a social psychologist who has published widely on the psychology of gender and of attitudes, especially attitude change and attitude structure. In both of these areas, she has carried out primary research and meta-analyses of research literature. She is the author of Sex Differences in Social Behavior: A Social Role Interpretation, The Psychology of Attitudes with co-author Shelly Chaiken, and Through the Labyrinth: The Truth About How Women Become Leaders with co-author Linda L. Carli. Eagly also is the author of numerous journal articles and chapters in her research specialties.

Previously, she taught at Michigan State University, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Purdue University. She has served as president of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, the Midwestern Psychological Association, and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, chair of the Board of Scientific Affairs of the American Psychological Association, and chair of the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology.

She has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association and the Gold Medal from the American Psychological Foundation Life Achievement in the Science of Psychology, Interamerican Psychologist Award for contributions to psychology as a science and profession in the Americas; and the Carolyn Wood Sherif Award for contributions to the psychology of women as scholar, mentor, teacher, and leader. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was also awarded honorary doctoral degrees from Erasmus University, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, the University of Bern, and the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
  

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 


Nicholas Stephanopoulos

Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School 

 

"Gerrymander: Manipulating the Boundaries of Democracy"


The US Supreme Court will soon decide Gill v. Whitford, its first partisan gerrymandering case in more than a decade. Professor Stephanopoulos is a Whitford attorney and co-author of an article advocating the “efficiency gap”— the quantitative measure of gerrymandering. In his talk, he will present the jurisprudence of partisan gerrymandering, the story of this litigation, and the efficiency gap metric.

 

About Professor Stephanapoulos:

Nicholas Stephanopoulos’s research and teaching interests include election law, constitutional law, legislation, administrative law, comparative law, and local government law. His academic work has appeared in, among others, the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, NYU Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. He has also written for popular publications including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Atlantic, the New Republic, Slate, and Vox. He has been involved in several litigation efforts as well, including the first successful partisan gerrymandering lawsuit in more than thirty years.

Before joining the Law School faculty, he was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He previously worked in the Washington, DC office of Jenner & Block LLP, where his practice focused on complex federal litigation, appellate advocacy (including ten Supreme Court briefs), and election law (particularly redistricting and campaign finance). Before entering private practice, he clerked for Judge Raymond C. Fisher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

A 2006 graduate of Yale Law School, Stephanopoulos also holds an MPhil in European Studies from Cambridge University and an AB in government from Harvard College, graduating summa cum laude in 2001. While at Yale, he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of International Law, received the Jewell Prize for best second-year student contribution to a law journal, and was a finalist in both the moot court and mock trial competitions.
  

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 


Joanna Spathis and Kerri Kennedy

 

 

"Wake, Rise, Resist: Inspiring Teen Activism"


Joanna Spathis and Kerri Kennedy are writers, editors, activists, mothers and co-authors of Wake, Rise, Resist: The Progressive Teen's Guide to Fighting Tyrants and A*holes. This dynamic team will share their ideas for empowering teens to find their political voice and place in this time of civic cynicism. Drawing on the values of youth culture, Spathis and Kennedy fervently believe that teens (and everyone, really) can recognize, hone, and apply their talent and energy to the resistance movement.

 

 

About Joanna & Kerri::

Joanna Spathis and Kerri Kennedy met roughly half a zillion years ago working at a medium-size publishing company. They bonded over their love of books, writing, politics, social justice, and strong coffee. Together, they have salsa-danced their way through their late 20s; biked from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Chicago; chartered a bus taking 50 or so people to the Women’s March on DC; hosted a documentary night (Action #88!) on body positivity; and written a book encouraging teen social activism (maybe you’ve heard of it?).
 
  Kerri Kennedy is a freelance writer and editor and former high school English teacher. She is a proud word nerd who loves to work with writing in any way she can. She is also an incurable chatterbox who loves to talk about books, her books, and how everyone else should love books (and her book). If you twist her arm, she’ll also happily explain to you why Donald Trump and his cronies are a bag of a*holes.
 
  Joanna Spathis is a writer, volunteer, and activist. Despite her love of nuance and walking fine lines, she’s a Progressive zealot who has never learned to stop talking politics at dinner parties. Besides hosting said dinner parties, she loves librarians, kids named Alejandro, Linus, and Annabeth, second chances, and underdogs.
 
  Together, Joanna and Kerri are a superhero duo (shhh, don’t tell anyone—just between us, OK?), longtime friends, and mutual lovers of crazy shenanigans.
 

 

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 


Jacqueling Schmit, MS, CP, CFm

Certified Prosthetist and Clinic Manager of Hanger Clinic in Chicago 

 

"Empowering Human Potential with Prosthetics"


Our World of Work series continues with Jacqueline Schmit, Certified Prosthetist and Clinic Manager of Hanger Clinic in Chicago. She will share with us her expertise and experience in helping those with many different physical challenges overcome obstacles to lead productive, independent lives. Join us for a fascinating look at Ms. Schmit's work with these revolutionary healthcare technologies.

 

 

About Jacqueline Schmit::

Jacqueline Schmit is the Clinic Manager of the Hanger Clinic - Chicago and is its residency director. Hanger Clinic was founded 155 years ago by the first above the knee amputee of the US Civil War. It has over 4900 employees. After earning her bachelors in Bio-Medical Engineering from Marquette University, Ms. Schmit continued her education, completing her master’s degree in prosthetics and orthotics from the Northwestern University Prosthetics-Orthotics Center (NUPOC). The daughter of a mom who was a nurse and a dad who was a civil engineer, Ms. Schmit says for fifteen years she has applied those nursing and engineering skills aiding people negatively impacted by birth defects, injury and disease as a certified prosthetist and orthotic fitter.
 

 

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 


 

 


Melissa Metro &
Tea-Buggz Griffin


 

"The Art and Soul of Hip Hop"


Melissa Metro and Tea-Buggz Griffin, Hip Hop instructors at Dovetail Dance Studios in Chicago, will present an interactive program and performance about this exciting and energetic dance form. Join us and experience this popular style of dancing that was born on American city streets and grew to captivate people around the world.

 

About Melissa Metro:

Melissa Metro grew up in Chicago where she played sports in grammar school and danced at Joel Hall in High School. She attended the University of the Arts where she graduated with a BFA in Dance. After getting certified in group exercise and yoga, she began teaching in gyms, schools and corporate offices all over Philadelphia. Upon returning to Chicago she became a first company member with Joel Hall, guested with Chicago Dance Crash, choreographed in self-produced work and entered in multiple hiphop battles. She also teaches fitness and dance for multiple gyms and dance studios, including Dovetail Dance, all over Chicago.

 

About Tea-Buggz Griffin:

Torrence Griffin also know as Tea-Buggz, began dancing in 1981 on the south side of Chicago with the original  Electric funketeers. Which quickly be the premier pop locking dance group in the city. Torrence has received  the Chicago hip hop pioneer award and has work with the likes of Sinbad, Kurtis Blow, Genuine and many others through out the world.

  

 

 

Our Adult Programs:
A typical Sunday meeting begins at 10:30, ends at noon and consists of a speaker or presentation focusing on current issues, ethical philosophy, lifespan education, or the arts. Platforms are open to the public and admission is free, although we request a donation of $5.
 
Our Program for Children:
The Golden Rule Sunday School, for children from birth through 8th grade, also meets every Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to noon, September through May. For more info, contact the Sunday School director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 
Location: 7574 Lincoln Ave. Skokie IL (at Howard St.)
Park in our lot, on Howard or Jerome St, or in the nearby Albany Bank lot.

 

  

  

  

 

  

  

March 10
8:00 pm 

Trillium

 

 

Register Now for the
AHA 2018 Conference


The American Humanist Association’s 77th Annual Conference will take place on May 17-20, 2018 at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada! #AHACON18

 

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