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Our August 2014 newsletter is now available for download on our newsletter page.

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Upcoming meetings (at USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, Link to map of USNH location unless otherwise noted)

When What
Saturday, September 6th
2:30 PM

Humanist Conversations: TBA

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 8th
7:00 PM
New Haven area social dinner at Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave., West Haven Link to map of Turkish Kebab House restaurant location. Note that we are holding the dinner on the second Monday of September as the first Monday is Labor Day. Unfortunately, this means our dinner clashes with an HFFC meeting.
Monday, September 15th
7:30 PM

Monthly Meeting: An American Scientist on the Streets of Tehran

Dr. John Pawelek will return as our featured speaker for our September meeting with a first hand account of attending a conference in Iran.

We'll start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:30 PM. John’s talk will follow brief announcements at 8:00 PM.

Saturday, September 20th
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Connecticut Coalition of Reason Leadership Training

Current secular leaders and those interested in being a future secular leader are invited to attend. There will be a leadership workshop in the morning, followed by lunch (pizza with vegan options), and then an afternoon of brainstorming and networking.

The leadership workshop will be led by Michael Werner. It will provide suggestions for starting a local secular group and for how to increase participation in already existing groups. Suggestions and discussion will focus on group style, group promotion, factors for success, and successful organization models.

Mr. Werner has served in the past as president of the American Humanist Association, the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Group (HUUmanists), and as an adjunct faculty member of the Humanist Institute. He has taught at several major universities and is a founder of SMART Recovery.

Please RSVP via a Connecticut Coalition of Reason member organization’s meetup site.

Sunday, September 28th
2:30 PM

September board and standing committee meetings.

All members are welcome to attend. Note that we’re holding it a week later than usual so that more of the officers can attend.

Saturday, October 18th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: Dog Whistle Politics

We will be discussing “Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class”, by Ian Haney López.


Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners or the annual brunch, please RSVP to editor@cthumanist.org, so we can give the restaurant a rough head count.

You can RSVP for the dinners and most HAC events via meetup.com.

Titles selected for our book discussions can be found in most local libraries or ordered from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble.

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