Humanist Update

** Book Group **
The Humanist book group has started a lively discussion of Isabel Wilkerson’s new book – Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. Chapters 4 through 6 will be covered in the next session on Sunday, October 18 at 11:00 am.
The author provides a portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings. The author explores the surprising health costs of caste and the effects of this hierarchy on our culture and politics. Finally, she points forward to ways America can move beyond the artificial and destructive separations of human divisions, toward hope in our common humanity.
There is still time for new people to join the discussion! Send a note to if you would like an invite to join the Zoom session, or if you have any questions.
** November Meeting **
The Humanist Society of Iowa will meet via Zoom with the UUS Secular Humanists of Iowa City, and SecSI (Secular Students at Iowa) on Tuesday, November 17 at 7:00 pm. The speaker will be Mark Stringer, Executive Director of the ACLU of Iowa. He will be giving us an update on ACLU activities and what lies ahead, especially with the ongoing struggle to maintain separation of church and state. I’m sure the election will be high on everyone’s mind! This will be a great opportunity to network with the Iowa City humanist group and to hear what is on the minds of Iowa City students. Plan to join us for what promises to be a very interesting evening! Contact Al Powers at with any questions.