The “Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism” is given out by the Humanist Community at Harvard, the American Humanist Association, and the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics.
The first year, the award went to Salman Rushdie. In the years to follow, it went to Greg Graffin (lead singer of Bad Religion), Joss Whedon, Mythbusters‘ Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, and Stephen Fry.
Last year, author Mary Roach received the honor.
And this year, the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Cultural Humanism will go to comedian and actor Eddie Izzard:
In addition to his humor, Eddie Izzard’s political activism, charity work, and support for education reminds us all that the nonreligious can be outstanding members of global society.
The celebration and acceptance speech take place Wednesday, February 20th in the Harvard Memorial Church. Tickets are available now!