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

Social Dinner

Monday, June 5, 2023, 7:00PM

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

For more information, see http://www.cthumanist.org

We’ll be returning to the Turkish Kebab House in West Haven, which is now open on Mondays again.

Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave, West Haven CT

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Putin, Russian Cosmology, and Soviet Atheism: A Conversation

Monday, June 19, 2023, 6:30PM

We are very pleased to be hosting Professor Victoria Smolkin of Wesleyan University for a conversation on Russian history and…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Annual Picnic & Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 4:00PM

We will be outside on the front lawn at USNH.
Please bring your own refreshments and/or a dish to share.
Bring a comfortable lawn …

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, June 25, 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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Discussion - Artificial Intelligence

Monday, June 26, 2023, 7:00PM

ChatGPT, Google Bard and Bing Chat have all been in the news a lot lately. What do you know about AI? Are you concerned about it? …

Wood-n-Tap - Hamden, 2100 Dixwell Ave, Hamden CT

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Book Discussions

"Work: A Deep History" by James Suzman

Saturday, June 24, 2023, 2:30PM

Note the date: June Book Discussion is the 4th Saturday of the month rather than the 3rd! Plan on attending the HAC Solstice Party in Hamden following the discussion.

Our book for June is the Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots by anthropologist James Suzman.

From Amazon: Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, and with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like?

Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, [James Suzman] shows that while we have evolved to find joy, meaning and purpose in work, for most of human history our ancestors worked far less and thought very differently about work than we do now…[and he argues] that we are in the midst of a similarly transformative point in history…[where]…automation might revolutionize our relationship with work.

“An incisive and original new history that invites us to rethink our relationship with work – and to reimagine what it means to be human in an ever-more automated future.” – Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Survival of the Richest" by Douglas Rushkoff

Saturday, July 15, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for July is Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires by Team Humanist Douglas Rushkoff.


Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel

Saturday, August 19, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for August is Station Eleven by Canadian novelist Emily St. John Mandel.

From Amazon:
Set in the eerie days of…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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Our Calendar

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You can RSVP for 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.

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