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Our November 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, November 1st
2:30 PM

Humanist Conversations: Why I Hope to Die at Seventy-five...

An article in The Atlantic magazine, “Why I Hope to Die at Seventy-five An argument that society and families — and you — will be better off if nature takes its course swiftly and promptly” by Ezekiel Emanuel, will be the focus of our conversation.

Refreshments will be served.

Monday, November 3rd
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, November 15th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: The End of Men: And The Rise of Women

We will be discussing “The End of Men: And The Rise of Women”, by Hanna Rosin. Copies of the book are available in many public libraries in Connecticut.

Monday, November 17th
7:30 PM

Monthly Meeting: Interbelief Service as an Alternative to Dialogue

Our featured speaker for November will be Wendy Webber. Wendy is currently the Volunteer Committee Coordinator with Yale Humanist Community. She also volunteers with Foundation Beyond Belief working on their Challenge the Gap category of charitable giving.

Wendy will share stories of her year with Pathfinders Project — an international humanist service project designed to find the location to start the permanent Humanist Service Corps. She will recount her experience of teaching in Buddhist pagodas in Asia and visiting camps for alleged witches in Africa as a humanist. She will discuss the lessons she learned about service and interbelief engagement while participating in Pathfinders Project and how she is attempting to implement those lessons in her humanist communities and work in the United States.

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, November 23rd
2:30 PM

November board and standing committee meetings.

All members are welcome to attend. This will be the last board meeting of the year.

Notes

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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