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Seeking My Karass: How Kurt Vonnegut Introduced Me to Humanism

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Renowned author Kurt Vonnegut once said, “I am a Humanist, which means, in part, that I have tried to behave decently without expectations of rewards or punishment after I am dead.” This quote is only one example of how the late Vonnegut was an ambassador for Humanism. He was also an honorary president of the American Humanist Association and honored as Humanist of the Year by the organization in 1992.

As a teenager, Leader-in-Training Louise Jett learned about Humanism via Vonnegut and his work, which reinforced values she held and introduced her to new perspectives.

During this Platform, Louise will explore the relationship Vonnegut had with Humanism while illustrating the role the celebrated author has played in her life and personal beliefs.


January 2
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Main Auditorium
9001 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117


Louise Jett
Louise Jett is a lifelong learner and an educator at heart. She served as a media specialist at Lewis and Clark Community College and adjunct faculty member at L&C for eight years. She is now a full-time faculty member and coordinator of L&C’s Graphic Design and Web Development programs. Louise considers herself a congregational Humanist and is truly inspired by people who are dedicated to empowering others. She is the social media manager for the Ethical Society of St. Louis and a leader-in-training with the American Ethical Union.


Patrick Rafferty