What's New?

Our February 2015 newsletter is now available for download on our newsletter page. (The copies mailed out say "January 2015" at the top of the front page. The electronic copy has the correct date.)

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

When What
Monday, February 2nd
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, February 7th
2:30 PM

Humanist Conversations: Steven Brill's Bitter Pill

At our February Humanist Conversations, we will watch a video of Stephen Brill on Charlie Rose, talking about his 26,000 word Time cover article on healthcare.

Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, February 12th
7:00 PM
Charles Darwin Birthday Bash at Eli's on Whitney.
Monday, February 16th
7:30 PM

Monthly Meeting: The Continuing Evolution of Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution

In honor of Darwin Day, David Schafer will present a talk on recent developments in the theory of evolution.

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

Saturday, February 21st
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: Sex at Dawn

For our February book we'll be reading “Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality” by Christopher Ryan and Cacilda Jethá. Copies of the book are available in a few public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.

Sunday, February 22nd
2:30 PM

February board and standing committee meetings.

All members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, February 28th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rescheduled from January

Special Program: David Niose, Fighting Back the Right

David Niose, Legal Director of the American Humanist Association, past-president of the American Humanist Association and past-president of the Secular Coalition for America, will be discussing his new book, “Fighting Back the Right: Reclaiming America from the Attack on Reason.”

“Fighting Back the Right” discusses the rapidly changing political scene and demographics in America, as increasing numbers are identifying as non-religious and support for issues such as marriage equality are at an all-time high. David will discuss the emergence of a new alliance of progressive interests who are committed to fighting for rational public policy in America and reversing the damage inflicted by decades of conservative dominance. Copies of the book will be available for sale, and refreshments will be served.


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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