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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.

Special Event -Sunday, July 14th, 2019!

The Capital District Humanist Society presents:



Photo: Eric Korenman

Professor Rosemary Armao presents:

"Mission Impossible -- Political Reporting in the Age of Trump."

Professor Armao will talk about the task of journalists trying to cover the 2020 elections in light of the lessons learned in the 2016 debacle, attacks on the press, an overflowing field of candidates, the general decline of democracy and truth, and the erosion of trust illuminated by the phrase, "Fake News." I call it: Mission Impossible - Political Reporting in the Age of Trump.

Rosemary Armao has worked as a visiting consultant and editor at Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ ) in Amman Jordan since May 2017. She is the regional editor for the Middle East of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). Armao returned to the field after a 9-year stint at the State University of New York at Albany where she was an associate professor and director of the Journalism Program. She also was a public affairs commentator on the National Public Radio affiliate WAMC there. She has written and edited for six U.S. newspapers and a wire service, taught journalism and writing at five U.S. universities and worked on reporting and media development projects in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.. She is a former head of the Journalism and Women’s Symposium and of Investigative Reporters & Editors. She holds degrees from Syracuse and Ohio State universities.


  • Program 1:15 p.m; (Refreshments 12:30)
    • 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.

    Click here for directions.

    Click here for the upcoming meeting.


    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

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