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Our September 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: Power and Economics

Nick Hanauer is a venture capitalist who is calling for a rise in the minimum wage and an end to trickle-down economics. Eric Liu is an educator who sees a very great need to educate the rank and file about the inner workings of power – what it is, how it operates and why some people have it.

Come hear them make their case in two short TED talks.

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

A prominent USNH member and a long-time cancer investigator at the Yale School of Medicine John Pawelek has fascinated us in the past with presentations on his work focusing on the skin cancer melanoma. Author of more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, he is a frequent lecturer in the US and abroad. John has very recently returned from a lecture tour of Iran. He will tell us about the many people he met there, and their surprisingly warm feelings toward the United States.

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, vice-president of the Fellowship of Religious Humanists (now 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. (HAC is a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason.)

Sunday, September 21st

People’s Climate March: NYC

The purpose of the People’s Climate March is to let international leaders know that ordinary people want their governments to take action to curb global warming.

Join other humanists in a march on the UN

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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