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Our September 2016 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 3rd
2:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: The Century of the Self

We will meet half an hour earlier than usual for a longer Explorations session in which we will show the first two of four episodes of “The Century of the Self”, a documentary by Adam Curtis, which views the 20th century as the century of Freudian psychology and traces the rise of Public Relations as a means to control markets and electorates.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, September 5th
7:00 PM
Labor Day New Haven area social dinner at Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave., West Haven Link to map of Turkish Kebab House restaurant location.
Saturday, September 17th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: The World Beyond Your Head by Matthew B. Crawford

We will discuss “The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction” by Matthew B. Crawford.

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

Monday, September 19th
7:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Cheri Quickmire of Common Cause

The guest speaker for our September monthly meeting will be Cheri Quickmire, the Executive Director of Common Cause of Connecticut.

Common Cause is a nonpartisan grassroots organization dedicated to upholding the core values of American democracy. Its work is to create open, honest, and accountable government that serves the public interest; promotes equal rights, opportunity, and representation for all; and empowers all people to make their voices heard in the political process.

Cheri Quickmire has been the Executive Director of Common Cause Connecticut since 2009. Prior to joining Common Cause, Quickmire served as Executive Director of One Connecticut, a Policy Analyst for the Connecticut Association for Human Services, and an Organizer with Mothers For Justice. She is a long-time advocate for transformational social change and progressive public policy that addresses challenges to access and participation of diverse populations in a vibrant democracy.

We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:00 PM. Our main talk will follow brief announcements at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, September 25th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

September board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend.


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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