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Our May 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, May 4th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Welcome to Leith

This month we will watch and discuss an American documentary film characterizes activities of white nationalist and supremacist groups in a small North Dakota town.

In 2012, white supremacist Craig Cobb attempted to turn Leith into a community for white nationalists and neo Nazis. The story is chilling and a cautionary tale for our increasingly troubled times.

Monday, May 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.
Thursday, May 25th
8:30 AM

Connecticut Food Bank Walk Against Hunger

The Walk Against Hunger is HAC's biggest charitable event of the year. We have participated since 2009. Last year HAC was the fifth largest fund raiser at the walk.

This year the walk has a new time and new location, Savin Rock Park in West Haven. Registration starts at 8:30 AM and the walk itself at 10 AM.

You can make a donation or register as a walker (or virtual walker) at https://cthumanist.org/walk

Saturday, May 18th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: “How Democracies Die”

(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 May is “How Democracies Die” by Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt.

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

Sunday, May 19th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

30th Anniversary Meeting

Join us as we celebrate the 30th anniversary of HAC's founding in 1989.

We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 2:00 PM followed by the main presentation at 2:30 PM. Please feel free to bring a dessert or snack to share.

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

Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 27th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Man Up

It's commonplace to talk about how gender stereotypes restrict women, but how often do we talk about how gender stereotypes restrict men? NPR's "Hidden Brain" podcast casts some unsettling light on this issue: https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=653339162. Here's a gem from a very talented knitter: https://the-panopticon.blogspot.com/2009/03/strangers-on-train.html. Can you think of any experiences you've had or witnessed?

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 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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