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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.
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Upcoming Events

Northern Social Dinner

Tuesday, April 23, 2024, 7:00PM

Join us at Butterfly Chinese Restaurant on Farmington Avenue in West Hartford for some friendly and interesting conversation!

Butterfly Restaurant, 831 Farmington Ave, West Hartford CT

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Humanist Explorations - She Loves Me

Saturday, May 4, 2024, 2:30PM

This event was rescheduled from April.

“She Loves Me” is based on the 1938 play “Parfumerie.” A tale of…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Social Dinner

Monday, May 6, 2024, 7:00PM

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

For more information, see…

Turkish Kebab House, 1157 Campbell Ave, West Haven CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, May 19, 2024, 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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Monthly Meeting

Monday, May 20, 2024, 6:30PM

This is our monthly meeting, held on the third Monday of the month. The main program is announced closer to the date of the…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Book Discussions

"American Midnight" by Adam Hochschild

Saturday, May 18, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for May is American Midnight: The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy’s Forgotten Crisis by Adam Hichschild.

From Amazon: The nation was on the brink. Mobs burned Black churches to the ground. Courts threw thousands of people into prison for opinions they voiced. Self-appointed vigilantes executed tens of thousands of citizens’ arrests. Some seventy-five newspapers and magazines were banned from the mail and forced to close. When the government stepped in, it was often to fan the flames.

This was America during and after the Great War: a brief but appalling era blighted by lynchings, censorship, and the sadistic, sometimes fatal abuse of conscientious objectors in military prisons – a time whose toxic currents of racism, nativism, red-baiting, and contempt for the rule of law then flowed directly through the intervening decades to poison our own.

“A harrowing portrait of America in 1917–21, rife with racist violence, xenophobia and political repression abetted by the federal government. The book serves as a cautionary tale and a provocative counterpoint to our own era.” – New York Times Book Review, Editors’ Choice

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Survival of the Friendliest" by Brian Hare & Vanessa Woods

Saturday, June 15, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for June is Survival of the Friendliest: Understanding Our Origins and Rediscovering Our Common Humanity by researchers…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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You can download the New Haven Free Public Library’s flyer for the 2024 book discussions at the Wilson Branch.

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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.