The November MNA Meeting
David Niose, the recently elected president of the American Humanist Association, gave the feature presentation of the November 15 meeting at the Ridgedale Library. Niose argued that John Dewey’s writings in the early twentieth Century were an important advance for American humanism, and are largely overlooked today. The lively discussion that followed showed that many in the audience were already familiar with Dewey’s writings. Niose’s appearance drew a large turnout from members of the Humanists of Minnesota.
Before the meeting, Chair Jack Caravela presented to Steve Petersen a plaque designated as “The Founders’ Award,” “in appreciation of the leadership that he has provided since the inception of this organization, and in recognition of the intelligence and attention to member service he always brought to his work.”