What's New?

Our June 2019 newsletter is now available for download on our newsletter page.

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

Upcoming meetings (at USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, Link to map of USNH location unless otherwise noted)

When What
Saturday, June 1st
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Forgotten Ellis Island

This month we will watch and discuss a PBS documentary on the Ellis Island Hospital: "Opened in 1902, this was the first public health hospital in The United States, and functioned until 1930. As part of the immigration complex in New York Harbor, the challenges of dealing with contagious diseases in the days before antibiotics and modern medicines were available, were massive. In light of the present anti-vaccine crisis, while hard to grasp in the day of advanced medical science, this documentary provides an insight into our current challenges."

Monday, June 3rd
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, June 15th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: “Origin”

(Please note time change to 2:30 pm for Book Discussions. We will meet at the new time through the October discussion.)

Our book for June is "Origin" the latest in the author Dan Brown's Robert Langdon series (e.g. "The Da Vinci Code").

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

Saturday, June 22nd
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Annual Picnic at Gayle & Gordon's

Gayle Walter and Gordon Daniell have once again kindly volunteered to hold our annual picnic at their home in New Haven. Gayle & Gordon will provide hot dogs and veggie burgers. Please bring a dish or dessert to share.

In the event of rain, the picnic will be moved inside

Gayle asked us not to list her address on Meetup. However, it will be in the June HAC newsletter, which will be on the HAC web site. (It's the same address as last year, so the directions in last year's June HAC newsletter are still valid.)

Sunday, June 23rd
3:30 to 5:30 PM

Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, June 24th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Zoned Out

Towns around the country are using zoning regulations to keep poor people from moving in. This is especially prevalent in Connecticut. https://www.propublica.org/article/how-some-of-americas-richest-towns-fight-affordable-housing Have you seen it in your town? Do you think this is a good idea? Should we be fighting it? Any idea how we could?

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.


Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners, please RSVP to programs@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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