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Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
Humanism and Its Aspirations

Upcoming Events

Humanist Explorations - Broadway’s Odd Couple; Rodgers and Hart

Saturday, February 4, 2023, 2:30PM

Beginning in the early 1940’s, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein wrote some of Broadway’s best known and most loved musicals. “South Pacific,” “The King and I,” and “Carousel” are among the iconic shows that define American Musical Theater. During the two decades preceding this partnership, Richard Rodgers worked with a different lyricist, Lorenz Hart. Rodgers was focused and highly disciplined as a composer, but Larry Hart was the complete opposite. Mercurial, moody, hard to pin down, and erratic, he was the antithesis of Rodgers. The work these two writers created, was, however brilliant. Rodgers’ stunning music, which poured forth effortlessly, and Hart’s sophisticated and witty lyrics elevated the nascent form of the musical to new heights. Join us to learn about these two men and the triumphs and tragedies that informed their lives.

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Social Dinner

Monday, February 6, 2023, 7:00PM

Join us for our monthly Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people.

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Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant, 85 Howe St, New Haven CT

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Monthly Meeting

Monday, February 20, 2023, 6:30PM

This is our monthly meeting, held on the third Monday of the month. The main program is announced closer to the date of the…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 7:00PM

All members of the Humanist Association of Connecticut are welcome to attend. If you have something to bring to the board or wish …

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:30PM

This is our monthly discussion meeting, held at 2:30 PM on the first Saturday of each month.
We have returned to holding these…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Book Discussions

"The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois

Saturday, February 25, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for February is the The Souls of Black Folk by African-American sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois.

From Wikipedia: The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is a seminal work in the history of sociology and a cornerstone of African-American literature…To develop [the book], Du Bois drew from his own experiences as an African American in American society. [Apart from] its notable relevance in African-American history, The Souls of Black Folk also holds an important place in social science as one of the early works in the field of sociology.

In [the book], Du Bois used the term “double consciousness”, perhaps taken from Ralph Waldo Emerson…, applying it to the idea that black people must have two fields of vision at all times. They must be conscious of how they view themselves, as well as being conscious of how the world views them.

“Du Bois’s most important gift to the black literary tradition is, without question, the concept of the duality of the African-American, expressed metaphorically in his elated metaphors of double-consciousness and the veil.” – Maya Angelou

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Living with a Wild God" by Barbara Ehrenreich

Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for March is the Living with a Wild God: A Nonbeliever’s Search for the Truth about Everything by the late…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Black Narcissus" by Rummer Godden

Saturday, April 15, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for April is the Black Narcissus by the novelist Rummer Godden.

From Amazon:
[F]ive European Sisters of the Servants of …

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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

HAC is a chapter of the American Humanist Association, a member of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason, and a UU Humanists local group.