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Our November 2018 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, November 3rd
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Immigrant Prisons

This month we will watch the hour-long Immigrant Prison Series from Brave New Films to learn more about the immigrant prison industry. This includes four short documentaries: Immigrant Prisons, Immigrants for Sale, No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe, and Trauma at the Border. With the current surge of anti-immigrant rhetoric, stock in the immigrant prison industry is skyrocketing and more ICE agents are being hired to patrol communities and lock up immigrants all while giant corporations turn a profit. A discussion will follow.

Monday, November 5th
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.
Saturday, November 17th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “The Wizard and the Prophet”

Our selection for November 17 is “The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow’s World” by Charles C. Mann, an incisive portrait of the two little-known twentieth-century scientists, Norman Borlaug and William Vogt, whose diametrically opposed views shaped our ideas about the environment, laying the groundwork for how people in the twenty-first century will choose to live in tomorrow’s world. Mann is the best-selling, award-winning author of 1491 and 1493.

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

Monday, November 19th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Race Politics and Cannabis

Our guest speaker Aaron J Romano will present “Race Politics and Cannabis,” a presentation that reveals the racially discriminatory origins of cannabis prohibition nationally and within the State of Connecticut.

A criminal defense attorney from Bloomfield, Aaron J. Romano is also legal counsel for CT NORML (the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws). Aaron is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law and has been practicing law for twenty years.

This presentation is based on the research he performed for a case currently in litigation in Connecticut.

We will start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 7:00 PM followed by the main presentation at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, November 25th
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

November board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend. This is our last board meeting of the year. We hold our annual membership meeting in December in place of the board meeting.

Monday, November 26th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Secular Values Voter

The Secular Coalition for America runs the Secular Values Voter website . They posit the four values of a secular voter are freedom, inclusion, equality and knowledge. On their website they define each of these values and highlight some key issues. Do you think their four values are good choices or would you pick differently? Do you agree with their definitions? Do you think they’re overlooking any key issues?

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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