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May 15th, 2019 6:30 PM   --   8:00 PM

Join Young Humanists for a special event bringing together a new generation of humanist change-makers in the Houses of Parliament. With the support of Crispin Blunt MP, we’ve secured a prestigious venue, the Attlee Suite in Portcullis House, for this fantastic opportunity to network with young activists and volunteers, and to learn more about the vital campaigning work humanists are doing in the UK and worldwide.

We’ve teamed up with members of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group from across the political spectrum to discuss the most pressing issues humanists face today.

As well as getting to hear from humanists of all political leanings, we’ve invited along like-minded campaigning organisations we’ve been working with. You’ll get the chance to network with them, as well as your fellow guests, over a glass of wine.

The event is free to attend but booking is essential. You might not be a humanist but we’re sure you share some, if not all, of our values. Join us at this reception if you want to celebrate those campaigning for a kinder, more tolerant world.

The reception starts at 18:30 and we expect the evening to finish at 20:00. After the reception is over, we’ll decant to The Admiralty (66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS) to continue chatting in a more informal environment.

Our speakers

Baroness Burt

Baroness Burt is the former Member of Parliament for Solihull and a former member of the All Party Parliamentary Humanist Group. She was nominated for a life peerage in the 2015 Dissolution Honours.

She has previously been a Liberal Democrat Spokesperson on Northern Ireland, an Opposition Whip, and a member of the Treasury Select Committee. In 2007, she was elected as the first female Chair of the Liberal Democrats’ Parliamentary Party.

Crispin Blunt MP

Crispin Blunt is the Member of Parliament for the Reigate constituency in Surrey. He has previously served as the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Prisons and Youth Justice.

He was elected as the chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group in 2017. He is also the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform, co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Humanist Group, co-chair of the new APPG for London's Green Belt, secretary of the APPG on Global LGBT Rights, and a Vice Chair of the Conservative Middle East Council.

Angela Eagle MP

Angela Eagle was the first ever Labour Member of Parliament for Wallasey. She has served as the Minister of State for Pensions and Ageing Society, Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons.

She was Parliament’s first openly lesbian member and in 2008 entered into a civil partnership. She was ranked in the top 50 on the Independent’s ‘Pink List’ of the 101 most influential gay men and women in Britain 2009.

Laura Lacole and Eunan O’Kane

Model and activist Laura Lacole and professional footballer Eunan O’Kane became the first couple in Northern Ireland to have a legally recognised humanist marriage in the summer of 2017. The legal marriage was a result of a successful campaign and legal battle led by the couple and Humanists UK.

Laura is a humanist campaigner, model, media personality. Aside from humanist marriage, she regularly speaks out on topics such as freedom of expression, the promotion of science, and women’s rights.

Eunan is a professional footballer who currently plays for Leeds United where he’s become a firm favourite with the fans due to his technical ability, performances on the pitch, and engagements off it.

Address

Attlee Suite
Portcullis House
1 Parliament St
London, SW1A 2LW
United Kingdom

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