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Our October 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, October 4th
2:30 PM

Humanist Conversations: Azar Nafisi & Reading Lolita in Tehran

At John Pawelek’s presentation on his visit to Tehran, one of his suggestions was to read “Reading Lolita in Tehran” by Azar Nafisi. We will watch and discuss a talk by Azar Nafisi in which she talks about revolution, university, politics, religion, and western literature in a short, fascinating lecture at the National Press Club, originally aired by C-Span2’s Book TV in 2004.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, October 6th
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, 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.

Monday, October 20th
7:30 PM

Monthly Meeting: Finding Our Common Humanity: Building Community and Building Bridges

Atheist voices are increasing in the public square, but for many atheism and anti-theism have become synonymous. Is the chasm of understanding between atheists and theists growing wider? Can atheists and theists identify shared values and build partnerships for the common good, or are their disagreements too vast? How does Humanist community help atheists engage with people of faith? Yale Humanist Community Executive Director Chris Stedman will share his story, reflect on Humanist community, and explain how atheists and theists can come to better understand one another and work together to improve the world we share.

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, October 26th
2:30 PM

October 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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