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Our April 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
Monday, April 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.
Sunday, April 7th
2:45 PM

Humanist Conversations: The Ten Year Lunch

As we continue to broaden the focus of Conversations, the consideration of multiple aspects of the Human experience is paramount. Science, The Humanities, Arts and Letters, and many other disciplines are all worth consideration, but conversation is often overlooked despite its import. Humor is another component of the Human experience, and a vastly underrated one at that. Join us as we return to the 1920’s to experience the great wit of the authors and artists who were the members of the Algonquin Round Table and the society they inhabited.

Refreshments will be served.

Saturday, April 16th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: Nature’s God by Matthew Stewart

We will discuss “Nature’s God: the heretical origins of the American republic” by Matthew Stewart.

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

Monday, April 18th
7:00 PM

Anniversary Meeting: Ending Homelessness Today

Our guest speaker for April is the Executive Director of Columbus House, Alison Cunningham.

There is a statewide effort to end all forms of chronic homelessness by the end of this year; the campaign is named Zero: 2016.

What does it mean to declare an end of any kind of homelessness? How are we accomplishing this goal? What happens next?

Alison Cunningham will talk about these recent milestones, citing best practices and current trends in addressing the issue of homelessness in our region and across the state.

Note the new time: We will start with a potluck dinner at the new time of 7:00 PM. (Please bring a dish to share.) The main program will be held after brief announcements at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, April 24th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

April board and standing committee meetings

Note the new time: After decades of holding the board meeting at 2:30 PM, we will now start at 2:00 PM.

All members are welcome to attend.

Saturday, April 30th
11:00 AM

Group trip to the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Join us at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, located at 170 Whitney Avenue in New Haven, for a self-guided tour of the Fossil Fragments: The Riddle of Human Origins exhibit. Rebecca has arranged for a $5 ticket price. To save your spot, please RSVP on meetup or email at development@cthumanist.org.

For those interested in lunch and chatting about the exhibit, we will find a restaurant afterward.


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.

Titles selected for our book discussions can be found in most local libraries or ordered from bookstores such as Barnes and Noble.

We're on Twitter and Facebook. HAC is a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason, and a UU Humanists local group.