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Our July 2017 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, July 1st
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Coney Island

In the late nineteenth century, a barrier island off the southern Long Island coast named for the wild rabbits that inhabited the place, and famously referred to as “Sodom by the Sea,” developed into an area famous for its hotels, beaches, amusement parks, and unbridled hedonism (not to mention hot dogs). For those of us at home this weekend, join us for a trip into the past, and learn about this fascinating place in a wonderful documentary by Ric Burns.

Monday, July 3rd
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.
Saturday, July 15th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey

Our book for July will be Riders of the Purple Sage, a classic western by Zane Grey.

Copies of the book are widely available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers. It is available free online at Project Gutenberg, since it’s out of copyright.

Monday, July 17th
7:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: All Life Springs From a Single Cell

John Pawelek will be our featured speaker with an updated version of his talk on evolution, All Life Springs from a Single Cell.

A prominent USNH member and a long-time cancer investigator at the Yale School of Medicine, John has fascinated us in the past with presentations on his work focusing on the skin cancer melanoma.

We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:00 PM. The main program will start promptly at 7:30 PM

Sunday, July 23rd
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

July board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, July 24th
7:00 PM

Dinner Discussion: The Johnson Amendment

On May 3rd, President Trump signed an executive order instructing the IRS to exercise discretion in cases related to the Johnson Amendment. In his acceptance speech for the Republican Nomination, he had vowed to repeal the Johnson Amendment. What is the Johnson Amendment? Is it good or bad from a humanist perspective? Join us to consider this together over dinner at Wood-n-Tap, 2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden Link to map of the Hamden Wood 'N Tap restaurant location.


Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners, 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.

Book Discussions: You can download a list of the book selections for July to December 2016 here.

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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