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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:




Sue Parry PhD.:

"Understanding Domestic Violence"

Domestic violence is a pattern of intentional coercive behavior, not just physical violence. We will discuss the different forms that domestic violence can take, why abusers act the way they do, and how domestic violence affects victims' feelings and behavior. We will examine common misunderstandings that can lead to types of intervention that are less than helpful and will talk about current laws and what happens when victims interact with the legal system. The current situation of immigrant victims seeking asylum will also be addressed.

A CDHS member, Dr. Sue Parry received a PhD in Counseling from Michigan State University in 1977. Most of her career was spent in college and university counseling centers, as well as teaching psychology and women's studies courses (including Siena College from 1986 to 1998). From 1998 to her retirement in 2012, she was on the staff of the New York State Office for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, providing training and education to professionals in health care, mental health, and substance abuse services, and developing a specialty in the intersection of domestic violence and traumatic brain injury.


Sunday, October 14th, 2018


  • 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.

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