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Our May 2015 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, May 2nd
7:45 AM

Community Health Center Race for Mental Health

The Week of Action is an initiative started by Humanist Rabbi Adam Chalom through the Foundation Beyond Belief. It takes place April 30 to May 6

We’ve chosen to participate by supporting the Community Health Center Race for Mental Health on Saturday, May 2 at Hubbard Park in Meriden. Registration is from 7:45 - 8:30 a.m. followed by the kids fun run at 8:30 a.m., the 10k run up to Castle Craig at 9:00 a.m., and finally the 5k and health walk at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the 10k run is $45 and is $25 for the 5k and health walk.

Please contact Rebecca at development@cthumanist.org with any questions.

Saturday, May 2nd
2:30 PM

Humanist Conversations: ISIS

At our May Humanist Conversations, we will watch and discuss a recent Frontline documentary on the origins of ISIS. (We intended to do this in April, but got talking about other things.)

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, May 4th
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, May 16th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: Fighting Back the Right.

We will discuss “Fighting Back the Right” by David Niose, former president of both the American Humanist Association and the Secular Coalition for America.

The author will join us via Skype during the discussion.

Copies of the book are widely available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.

Sunday, May 17th
1:00 PM

New Haven Walk Against Hunger for Connecticut Food Bank

Join or donate to support our team in the Connecticut Food Bank's New Haven-area Walk Against Hunger at East Rock Park in New Haven. Registration is at 1 PM, with the 3 mile walk at 2 PM.

Monnday, May 18th
7:30 PM

Monthly Meeting: Ken Feder - Sheep, Spirits, Stars, and Massacres
Deciphering the Ancient Rock Art of North America

We’re pleased to announce Ken Feder, Ph.D., will give another of his popular talks at our May monthly meeting.

“From cave paintings of Ice Age animals in Paleolithic Europe to artistic depictions of historical events by nineteenth-century residents of Canyon de Chelly, art provides a window into the minds and lives of past peoples. I have spent the last few years examining sites in North America where indigenous artists told their stories, leaving behind comprehensible messages about their world. In my presentation, I will share some of that art and propose at least possible meanings for some those messages. There will, of course, be lots of cool pictures!”

Ken is a professor of Archaeology at Central Connecticut State University, author of five books and the co-author of another. He has been the token skeptic on several TV programs.

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

Sunday, May 26th
2:30 PM

May board and standing committee meetings.

All members are welcome to attend.


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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