R.I.P.-R.B.G.

On September 18, 2020, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, D.C., at the age of 87. The Supreme Court may not be the same for decades to come! Anyone that says nothing has changed in the last fifty years, only has to look at Ginsburg’s history as an academic, creating and working for ACLU’s Women’s Rights Project, as a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals, and finally on the Supreme Court to see that progress was made by this extraordinary person.

More recently, Ginsburg gained status as a “pop culture icon”. Ginsburg’s profile began to rise after O’Connor’s retirement in 2006 left Ginsburg as the only serving female justice. Her increasingly fiery dissents, led to the creation of “The Notorious R.B.G.”, an internet meme on Tumblr comparing her to rapper The Notorious B.I.G., created by law student Shana Knizhnik. Knizhnik later turned the blog into a book titled Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Ginsburg told Nina Totenberg in a 2014 interview, she had a “large supply” of Notorious R.B.G. t-shirts, which she gives as gifts.

If you need a role model, you can find few better that Ruth Bader Ginsburg!  It is up to us to carry on her legacy.

Andrew L. Seidel, Author and Attorney – Episode 65

On September 7, 2019 Andrew Seidel visited the Secular Hub and spoke to a packed house.  The Hubcast was on hand to catch his talk as well as the audience participation time afterward.

Andrew Seidel has been working with Freedom From Religion Foundation for years and has come to be posted as the Director of Strategic Response.  As a trial lawyer he has argued successfully in favor of free speech and the separation of church and state.

In his new book, The Founding Myth, Why Christian Nationalism is Un-American, Andrew discusses his research on our nation’s beginnings, what was happening in America at the time, and what it means for us today.  This was a fantastic event at the Hub and we at the Hubcast are proud to present the audio from this great event.

GUESTS:

From Freedom From Religion Foundation, Director of Strategic Response, Andrew Seidel

From Denver Metro FFRF Chapter,  Claudette and Joel

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EDITOR:  Jesse Gilbertson

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 49 – Abortion Rights. Right?

The topic of abortion is never far from the news.  It’s a subject that affects many very deeply and it tends to bring forth strong, powerful emotions and opinions.

For this episode the Secular Hubcast turns to two of its female members to help explain, first the dramatic new law banning abortions in the state of Alabama and then explores pending legislation from across the nation.

This conversation is deep and very real, so enter with that in mind.

Would you like to read the Alabama law for yourself?

Super Freakonomics isn’t paying us to say nice things about them, but they ought to

Hosts:  Jesse Gilbertson, Melissa, Ruth

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures (unedited, used under Creative Commons License)

Episode 41 – All Rise

The Humanist Legal Society held an event in Denver on 21 March, 2019 with Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart.  It was a great opportunity for legal professionals and complete novices (guilty as charged!) to gather in an informal, casual setting for a nice discussion.

Access of this sort is generally not available so as an event it was a knockout.  Hub board member and Founder Becky Greben joins the discussion afterward.

Welcome, newly-organized Denver branch of the Humanist Legal Society!  We look forward to many adventures to come.

Guest:  Becky Greben

Host:  Jesse Gilbertson

Editor: Jesse Gilbertson

Logo Design: Terry Kirkham

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Episode 17 – Queer Secularism

Meet Kim.  Hub founder and leader for years, she recently took the opportunity to visit the Secular Hub and speak about gender identity.  Societal norms on the subject are in the process of a great and substantial shift and it’s thanks to all those who have stood up to fight for basic human rights and dignity for so many years.

The fight is never over, however, and it’s people like Kim who have fought and continue to fight.

Looking for help, support, or just more information?

What does it mean to be intersex?  Kim’s website, AISDSD.org, is there for support and information.

Check out The GLBT Center‘s website, and that of the Gender Identity Center.  Human rights for everybody!

The decisions of the Supreme Court are extremely powerful.  Read the wiki article on the Obergefell decision here.  If you’re a glutton for punishment you can actually look at the decision itself

NSFW! NSFW! Trigger Warning!  It’s from the ’80s!

Please note: this episode was recorded at the Hub and there’s a lot of friendly noise in the background.  Too many happy people hanging around.  It peters out around 1/3 of the way through the interview

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Music: A Himitsu – Adventures

Guest: Kimberly Saviano

Host: Jesse Gilbertson