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Our March 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, March 2nd
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Let There Be Light

In the days of high technology and the internet, it is easy to forget the concept of artistic creation by the human mind and hand. This video essay about the artist Rowan LeCompte, and his work designing many of the stained glass windows in The Washington National Cathedral, will pique your interest in the art and craft of a time long gone by.

Monday, March 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.
Saturday, March 16th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “When God Talks Back”

Our book for March is “When God Talks Back: Understanding the American Evangelical Relationship with God” by anthropologist T.M. Luhrmann.

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

Monday, March 18th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: The Road Less Traveled

At our March monthly meeting, Steve and Susan Boshi will present a guide to some less well-known travel destinations in Italy and France. Steve says “While European cities like Paris, London, and Rome are well known travel destinations, there are numerous more intimate locations with much to offer in terms of art, history, and natural beauty. Three of these places in Italy and one in France fit this description perfectly. Join us for an armchair travelogue to Ravenna, Bolzano, and Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy, and Nancy, in the Lorraine District of France, for a unique perspective of the continent.”

We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:00 PM followed by the main presentation at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, March 24th
3:30 to 5:30 PM

Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, March 25th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Victimization by Both Genders?

Many powerful men have recently been taken to task for sexual victimization. In October, Scientific American reported that sexual victimization by women is more common than previously known (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/sexual-victimization-by-women-is-more-common-than-previously-known/). Is it possible for society to tackle sexual victimization by both genders? Would an attempt to do so distract from recent successes? What would be gained or lost by such a change in focus? Do you think it would be a good idea? Why or why not?

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.

Monday, March 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, April 6th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Dreamland

Before there was “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn” Mark Twain was a newspaperman. In 1867 he traveled to Europe and the Holy Land, writing of his experiences and thoughts on human nature, and the underlying foibles and hypocrisy of his fellow travelers. The book that he wrote documenting his experiences, “The Innocents Abroad” was a first, and remains one of the best selling travel books ever written. Join us to explore this wonderful story, laced with Twain’s humor and his deep insight into human nature.

Notes

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 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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