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

Monthly Meeting: State Rep. JOSH ELLIOTT

Monday, October 17, 2022, 7:00PM

Representative Josh Elliott, D-Hamden, will speak to us about the Early Voting Referendum, the current Midterm environment, and answer your questions!

If you can’t join us in person, please join us via Zoom:


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USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, October 23, 2022, 7:00PM

All members of the Humanist Association of Connecticut are welcome to attend. If you have something to bring to the board, please …

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Discussion - Critical Thinking

Monday, October 24, 2022, 7:00PM

Join us for our October dinner discussion! If weather permits, we’ll meet on the patio, but as it’s getting colder, expect to be…

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

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 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, November 7, 2022, 7:00PM

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

Mamoun's Falafel Restaurant, 85 Howe St, New Haven CT

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Book Discussions

"Home in the World" by Amartya Sen

Saturday, October 15, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for October is *Home in the World: A Memoir* by prize-winning economist Amartya Sen.

From Amazon:
[Economist Amartya] Sen…interweaves scenes from his remarkable life with candid philosophical reflections on economics, welfare, and social justice, demonstrating how his experiences – in Asia, Europe, and later America – vitally informed his work. In exquisite prose, Sen evokes his childhood travels on the rivers of Bengal, as well as the “quiet beauty” of Dhaka. The Mandalay of Orwell and Kipling is recast as a flourishing cultural center with pagodas, palaces, and bazaars, “always humming with intriguing activities.

"[A] quietly captivating memoir . . . [A] contemplative travelogue and a fascinating look into the singular consciousness of one of the world’s foremost thinkers . . . [A] galvanizing reflection on a roaming life."
– *Publishers Weekly*

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Woke Racism" by John McWhorter

Saturday, November 19, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for November is *Woke Racism: How a New Religion Has Betrayed Black America* by linguist John McWhorter. From…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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"Grace Without God" by Katherine Ozment

Saturday, December 17, 2022, 2:30PM

Our book for December is *Grace Without God: The Search for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging in a Secular Age* by Katherine…

Wilson Branch Library, 303 Washington Ave, New Haven CT

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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.