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Our October 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
Monday, October 1st
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, October 6th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Surviving Mengele

Twins Eva Mozes Kor and Miriam Mozes were amongst Dr. Josef Mengele's horrific twin study subjects at the Auschwitz Concentration camp. They are the only members of their immediate family to survive the Holocaust. Miriam, the older sister, died in 1993. Eva has worked tirelessly to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive, and in 1994 she founded CANDLES (Children of Auschwitz Nazi Deadly Lab Experiments Survivors). Her work eventually led her to forgive the Nazis. We will show Eva's first talk at Google, "Surviving the Angel of Death," published September 18, 2015. Come hear her remarkable story. If you can't join us, please consider watching at home https://talksat.withgoogle.com/talk/surviving-the-angel-of-death.

Monday, October 15th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Cohousing and Sociocracy

Cohousing started in Denmark in the 1960s and was brought to the United States in the 1970s. Although there are several cohousing communities in other New England states, Rocky Corner in Bethany is the first in Connecticut to actually break ground.

As a type of intentional community, a cohousing community may cover many acres or less than a city block, but it conforms to principles that foster social relationships among its residents.

Community participation and self-management are hallmarks of cohousing. The self-governance model that has been proven successful in cohousing communities is called sociocracy.

Join us ofor an educational presentation on cohousing and sociocracy by educator and founding member of Green Haven Cohousing, Marie Pulito. Marie has been working on the Rocky Corner project since 2006.

There are still a few houses available at Rocky Corner. If you want more information, go to www.rockycorner.org.

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

Saturday, October 20th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “Brother, I'm Dying”

Our book for October is Brother, I'm Dying by author and McArthur Fellow Edwidge Danticat

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

Sunday, October 21st
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

October board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 22nd
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Meatless Mondays?

Have you heard of the public health awareness campaign started in 2003 called “Meatless Monday?” “Our goal is to reduce meat consumption by 15% for our personal health and the health of the planet.” (https://www.mondaycampaigns.org/campaigns/meatless-monday/) Care2 has a list of reasons to reduce meat consumption https://www.care2.com/greenliving/is-the-meatless-monday-movement-for-you.html. Scientific American printed an excerpt of a Vaclav Smil’s book, “Should We Eat Meat?” (https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/should-humans-eat-meat-excerpt/), if you’re up to a longer read. Finally, TIME printed an article that doesn’t claim we need meat in our diet now, but it does claim our ancestors needed meat to survive (http://time.com/4252373/meat-eating-veganism-evolution/). What do you think. Is joining this global movement the humanist thing to do?

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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