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

Winter Solstice Celebration & Annual Meeting!

Monday, December 18, 2023, 6:30PM

It’s that time again for our traditional solstice POTLUCK DINNER with live music provided by Mickey Koth and John Kalinowski! Please bring a dish to share. There will be a short Annual Meeting, primarily for the election of the Board. We’ll have a Solstice Quiz, and Frank Avitable will do the annual reading of Lois Woodrow’s “Ode to the Tilt”. You will have an opportunity to pay your Membership dues, both for 2023, if you have not yet paid, and for 2024; please bring a check or cash. Nina Stein, our Treasurer, will be ready to collect! Let’s get together and CELEBRATE!

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Annual Brunch at Pacific Buffet & Grill

Monday, December 25, 2023, 12:00PM

Enjoy our year-end brunch with other humanists! We’re returning to the buffet restaurant in Wallingford that we have met at …

Pacific Buffet & Grill, 20 Ives Rd, Wallingford CT

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Social Dinner

Monday, January 1, 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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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, January 6, 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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Monthly Meeting

Monday, January 15, 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

"Accidental Gods" by Anna Della Subin

Saturday, December 16, 2023, 2:30PM

Our book for December is Accidental Gods: On Men Unwittingly Turned Divine by Anna Della Subin.

From Amazon: A provocative history of men who were worshipped as gods that illuminates the connection between power and religion and the role of divinity in a secular age

In a revelatory history spanning five centuries, a cast of surprising deities helps to shed light on the thorny questions of how our modern concept of “religion” was invented; why religion and politics are perpetually entangled in our supposedly secular age; and how the power to call someone divine has been used and abused by both oppressors and the oppressed.

“Subin doesn’t cover Q-Anon or January 6, but reading her account of the global and historical power of the irrational, I became more and more convinced I might be reading the year’s most relevant book about American politics.” – Tom Scocca, Air Mail

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Poverty, by America" by Matthew Desmond

Saturday, January 20, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for January is Poverty, by America by sociologist Matthew Desmond.

From Amazon:
The United States, the richest country…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Invisible Man" by Ralph Ellison

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 2:30PM

Our book for February, Black History Month, is Ralph Ellison’s classic Invisible Man.

Note: This discussion will be on the …

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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Our Calendar

Be sure to sign up for our e-mail list to get advance notification of events.

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.