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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.
Humanism and Its Aspirations

Upcoming Events

Dinner Discussion

Monday, May 23, 2022, 7:00PM

This month we're going meet in person on the (heated) patio!

In addition to just socializing, we plan to discuss where we'd like to meet in the upcoming months and what sort of topics we find interesting.

Please make sure to RSVP. We plan to meet on the patio, and there are a limited number of seats available. We'll meet online if it rains.

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

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Humanist Explorations - "Vienna : City of Dreams"

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 2:30PM

Written and presented by Harvard historian, Joseph Koerner, this presentation delves into the story of the city that was focus of …

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Virtual Social Dinner

Monday, June 6, 2022, 7:00PM

Join us for our Virtual Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people. For more information, see…

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Annual Picnic & Summer Solstice Celebration

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 4:00PM

We will be outside on the front lawn at USNH.This will be a potluck event.Bring a comfortable lawn chair. Hunger, & Food…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, June 26, 2022, 3:30PM

All members are welcome to…

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Book Discussions

"Parable of the Sower" by Octavia Butler

Saturday, June 18, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for June is "Parable of the Sower" by science fiction writer Octavia Butler.

From Amazon:
When global climate change and economic crises lead to social chaos in the early 2020s, California becomes full of dangers, from pervasive water shortage to masses of vagabonds who will do anything to live to see another day. Fifteen-year-old Lauren Olamina lives inside a gated community with her preacher father, family, and neighbors, sheltered from the surrounding anarchy. In a society where any vulnerability is a risk, she suffers from hyperempathy, a debilitating sensitivity to others' emotions.

Precocious and clear-eyed, Lauren must make her voice heard in order to protect her loved ones from the imminent disasters her small community stubbornly ignores. But what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: the birth of a new faith…and a startling vision of human destiny.

“A brilliant, endlessly rich dystopian novel that pairs well with "1984" or "The Handmaid's Tale",…also a fascinating exploration of how crises can fuel new religious and ideological movements.” – John Green, New York Times

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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"Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing" by Lauren Hough

Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for July is “Leaving Isn’t the Hardest Thing: Essays” by Lauren Hough. From Amazon:As an adult, Lauren Hough has had…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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"Strange Rites" by Tara Isabella Burton

Saturday, August 20, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for August is *Strange Rites: New Religions for a Godless World* by Tara Isabella Burton From Amazon:While rejecting…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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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.