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, October 2, 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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Humanist Explorations - Cory Doctorow at Def Con 31

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 2:30PM

An Audacious Plan to Halt the Internet’s Ensh*ttification

The enshittification of the internet follows a predictable…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Secular Parenting: A Conversation with Religion Professor Dr. Christel Manning

Monday, October 16, 2023, 6:30PM

Join us for a fascinating conversation on the varieties and complexities of secular parenting with Dr. Christel Manning, a…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, October 22, 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 - Humility

Monday, October 23, 2023, 7:00PM

Join us for our October dinner discussion!
One of the 10 Commitments of Humanism is humility.

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

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Book Discussions

"Sickening" by Dr. John Abramson

Saturday, October 21, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for October is Sickening: How Big Pharma Broke American Health Care and How We Can Repair It by John Abramson, M.D.

John Cappadona, M.D., a retired general practitioner and activist for medical reform, will be moderating the discussion.

From Amazon: The United States spends an excess $1.5 trillion annually on health care compared to other wealthy countries – yet the amount of time that Americans live in good health ranks a lowly 68th in the world. At the heart of the problem is Big Pharma, which funds most clinical trials and therefore controls the research agenda, withholds the real data from those trials as corporate secrets, and shapes most of the information relied upon by health care professionals. In this no-holds-barred exposé, Dr. John Abramson combines patient stories with what he learned during many years of serving as an expert in national drug litigation to reveal the tangled web of financial interests at the heart of the dysfunction in our health-care system…Sickening shines a light on the dark underbelly of American health care – and presents a path toward genuine reform. “A crash course in the profit-driven systems built by Big Pharma that dominate the U.S. health care industry and how they can cause undue suffering…. Sickening is written in tempered language backed up by hard data and historical examples to illustrate Big Pharma’s enrichment strategies.” – Undark Magazine

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"An Immense World" by Ed Yong

Saturday, November 18, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for November is An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us by science journalist Ed…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Accidental Gods" by Anna Della Subin

Saturday, December 16, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for December is Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine by Anna Della Subin.

From Amazon:
A provocative…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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Our Calendar

Be sure to sign up for our e-mail list to get advance notification of events.

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.