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

Sorting Through the Myths and Misinformation About Recycling

Monday, July 15, 2024, 6:30PM

Join us at our July meeting for an illuminating interactive discussion led by Sherill Baldwin, a Senior Environmental Analyst and waste management specialist at the CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), who will help us sort through (literally AND figuratively!) the many myths and falsehoods about recycling — giving us answers not just about what is recyclable and what isn’t, but where recycled materials go, trends in the industry, what Connecticut is doing about miniature liquor bottles (“nips”), and thinking beyond recycling to find better ways to manage our waste management crisis in Connecticut caused by the recent closure of MIRA.

Beware: attending this talk might result in having your mind blown!

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

We usually start with half an hour of coffee and conversation at 6:30 PM, followed by the main program after brief announcements at 7:00 PM.

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, July 21, 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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Northern Social Dinner

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 7:00PM

We’ll be meeting again in Wallingford at Pacific Buffet & Grill (https://pacificbuffetandgrill.com/) (Buffet Prices:…

Pacific Buffet & Grill, 20 Ives Rd # 301C, Wallingford CT

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, August 3, 2024, 2:30PM

This is our monthly discussion meeting, held at 2:30 PM on the first Saturday of each month.
We have returned to holding these…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Social Dinner

Monday, August 5, 2024, 7:00PM

Join us for our monthly Social Dinner, and discuss a wide range of topics with like-minded people. (We’re holding these…

It's Thai Time Restaurant, 181 Orange St, New Haven CT

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Book Discussions

"Jude the Obscure" by Thomas Hardy

Saturday, July 20, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for July is Thomas Hardy’s classic Jude the Obscure.

From Amazon: In 1895 Hardy’s final novel, the great tale of Jude the Obscure, sent shock waves of indignation rolling across Victorian England. Hardy had dared to write frankly about sexuality and to indict the institutions of marriage, education, and religion. But he had, in fact, created a deeply moral work. The stonemason Jude Fawley is a dreamer; his is a tragedy of unfulfilled aims. With his tantalizing cousin Sue Bridehead, the last and most extraordinary of Hardy’s heroines, Jude takes on the world – and discovers, tragically, its brutal indifference.

The most powerful expression of Hardy’s philosophy, and a profound exploration of man’s essential loneliness, Jude the Obscure is a great and beautiful book. “His style touches sublimity.” – T. S. Eliot

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"The Constitution of Knowledge" by Jonathan Rauch

Saturday, August 24, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for August is The Constitution of Knowledge: A Defense of Truth by journalist Jonathan Rauch. Please note that we are…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Heartland" by Sarah Smarsh

Saturday, September 14, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for September is Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth by Sarah Smarsh….

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.

Our Calendar

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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.