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Our January 2020 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, January 4th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Stanford White

Most people who know about White do so in light of his murder in 1906 at the hands of an ex lover's enraged husband. White was, however, one of America's most brilliant architects and designers. With an inventive mind and a sharp eye, he created a massive amount of the country's great buildings, like The Boston Public Library, Pennsylvania Station, Gilded Age palaces in Newport, Rhode Island, Madison Square Garden, and many others. Join us to learn about and appreciate this wonderful creative mind, whose creations continue to enrich our lives today.

Monday, January 6th
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.
Monday, January 20th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Germany, Land of Culture and Beauty

Steve and Susan Boshi will present their annual travelogue, "An armchair trip through one of Europe's major locations, we will share some of the places, from small towns to major cities, and the history, art, and architecture of this fascinating place."

We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:00 PM. The main program will begin after brief announcements at 7:30 PM.

Saturday, January 25th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
(POSTPONED FROM January 18th)

Book Discussion Group: “Where Do We Go from Here?” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our book for January is “Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?”, the final book by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

This discussion will be held in the Social Hall at USNH.

Sunday, January 26th
3:30 to 5:30 PM

Board Meeting

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

Monday, January 27th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Alain de Botton, Athiesm 2.0

In this TED talk https://www.ted.com/talks/alain_de_botton_atheism_2_0 Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence. Alain de Botton is a Swiss-born British philosopher and author. "Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer's Guide to the Uses of Religion," is one of his fifteen published books. Do you find anything new or compelling in his presentation? Is it too simplistic or complicated? Bring your thoughts!

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.


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.

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