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Our July 2019 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, July 6th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Broadway Musicals, a Jewish Legacy

To celebrate the holiday, one of the most uplifting aspects of uniquely American culture is the subject of our upcoming meeting - "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy." From Irving Berlin to Stephen Sondheim, and from Fanny Brice to Barbra Streisand, this documentary explores the phenomenon of how Jewish-American songwriters created a uniquely American art form. Narrated by Joel Grey, the film explores the unique role of Jewish composers and lyricists in the creation of the modern American musical. Featuring interviews and conversations with some of the greatest composers and writers of the Broadway stage, "Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy" showcases the work of some of the nation’s pre-eminent creators of musical theatre including Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kurt Weill, Sheldon Harnick, Jerry Bock, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Jule Styne and many others.

Monday, July 1st
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, July 20th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: “Before You Know It”

(Please note time change to 2:30 pm for Book Discussions. We will meet at the new time through the October discussion.)

Our book for July is "Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do" by Yale professor of psychology John Bargh.

Copies are available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.

Saturday, July 15th
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Why You Should Boycott ALEC and its Funders

Rescheduled from our winter solstice party in December, this talk will cover the American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful anti-progressive group that supplies conservative legislators with "model legislation." Supported by an ever-dwindling group of America's largest businesses, we will highlight some of the remaining funders and make a case that you should stop doing business with them.

Sunday, July 21st
3:30 to 5:30 PM

Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, July 22nd
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: The Evolution of Religion

Our discussion will be on two interviews with Dr. Azim Shariff, who studies the evolution of religion. The first is a Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orF-R8eDhBU and the second is a Hidden Brain episode: https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=629616978

Join us at the Wood ‘n’ Tap at 2100 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Link to map of the Hamden Wood 'N Tap restaurant location Please RSVP via meetup or programs@cthumanist.org.

Notes

Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners, please RSVP to programs@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 October to December 2018 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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