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Jefferson Center Salons

  • 03/12/2017 - 4:00pm

    In 2011, Pitzer College established the first department of secular studies in the nation. Students at this small, private liberal arts institution can now major in, and get a baccalaureate degree in, secular studies. Phil Zuckerman, the founding chair of the department, will explain what secular studies is all about, and discuss its timeliness and relevance. Phil's talk will be held at the Ashland Community Center, 59 Winburn Way.

    Phil Zuckerman is the author of several books, including The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016), Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2012), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008). He is a professor of sociology at Pitzer College, and the founding chair of the nation’s first secular studies program. He blogs for Psychology Today and the Huffington Post. He lives in Claremont, California, with his wife and three children.

Salon Information

Salon Program
Jefferson Center Salons present topics of interest to our community, and provide a forum for lively discussion afterward. Topics are selected by a committe of members. We serve refreshments contributed by volunteers and have a brief social time before the start of the program. Salons are typically held on the second Sunday of each month at 4pm at The Jefferson Center, 208 Oak Street, Suite 101 in Ashland. Guests of members and interested visitors are always welcome to join us. To volunteer for refreshments or make a suggestion for a future salon, please contact committee chair Diana Spade by clicking here.