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Capital District Humanist Society

The Capital District Humanist Society provides a supportive community for exchanging ideas, heightening our knowledge of the world and ourselves, fostering moral and ethical growth, and promoting the principles of secular humanism.

CDHS is a member organization for individuals who share humanist values and who reside in the Capital District region of New York State and neighboring areas. Our values include commitment to free inquiry, rational thought, life-long education, democracy, social concern, and fellowship.

The Society provides various activities including monthly speakers, socials, book discussions, and a newsletter.

The Capital District Humanist Society presents:



Javier Corrales:

What’s Happening in Venezuela?

Corrales's research focuses on democratization, political economy of development, and Latin America.  

Javier Corrales is Dwight W. Morrow 1895 professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. He obtained his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1996. His work has focused on presidential powers, political parties, economic reforms, international relations, and sexuality. He has published extensively on Venezuela, Cuba, and Argentina. His latest book, Fixing Democracy: Why Constitutional Change Often Fails to Enhance Democracy in Latin America, was published by Oxford University Press in mid 2018. He is the co-author many other books. His research has been published in many academic journals, and he as has served on several editorial boards and has been a consultant to the World Bank and the United Nations.  

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

Very Special Event -Sunday, May 12th, 2019!

The Capital District Humanist Society presents:




Black Nonbelievers provides an informative, caring, festive and friendly community. It seeks to connect with other Blacks, and allies, who are living free of religion and who might otherwise be shunned by family and friends. Seeking Truth and Morality through Reason and Evidence is championed, as opposed to accepting dogma. Black Nonbelievers Inc., a nonprofit, welcomes all regardless of sex, sexuality, gender identity, age, national origin or race. A caring embrace is extended to all who wish to explore a meaningful and rational life. MISSION OF BLACK NONBELIEVERS:

*Provide secular fellowship

*Nurture and support nonbelievers in coming out

*Promote atheist pride

*Organize nonbelievers for charitable causes.

  • Refreshments 12:30; Program 1:15 p.m.
  • Room 224, Campus Center, Sage Colleges Albany Campus
  • New Scotland Ave. at Academy Road, Albany
  • Admission: Free.

  • The Public is Cordially Invited to Attend!

Presented by The Capital District Humanist Society

Details and directions: 518.533.2666, or our directions page

Monthly meetings

CDHS meets on the second Sunday of each month in Room 224 of the Campus Center at the Albany campus of the Sage Colleges, at New Scotland Avenue and Academy Road.

We gather at 12:30 pm. Program starts at 1:15. Light refreshments are provided.

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Other Activities

In addition to monthly speaker presentations, we hold monthly social events, and sponsor a reading group, and a discussion group.


CDHS is affiliated with the three major humanist organizations:



Members and subscribers receive our publication, The Humanist Monthly. If you are interested in more information about CDHS, give us your name and email address, and we will send a sample copy or two with no obligation.

Contact us for further information at:

webmaster (at) humanistsociety (dot) org

Also send website comments to: webmaster (at) humanistsociety (dot) org