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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

Board Meeting

Sunday, June 27, 2021, 3:30PM

All members are welcome to attend.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84156886334
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Would you be willing to do one more thing?

Monday, June 28, 2021, 7:00PM

This month we’re going meet in person again. I’d be willing to bet that you’ve already changed your behavior to help the…

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

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Humanist Explorations

Saturday, July 3, 2021, 2:30PM

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

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Virtual Social Dinner

Monday, July 5, 2021, 7:00PM

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

Hamden

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Redistricting & Gerrymandering - Patricia Rossi, LWV

Monday, July 19, 2021, 7:00PM

This is our monthly meeting, held on the third Monday of the…

Online event

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Book Discussions

"This Life" by Martin Hägglund

Saturday, July 17, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for July is "This Life: Secular Faith and Spiritual Freedom" by philosopher Martin Hägglund.

From Amazon:
"This Life" offers a profoundly inspiring basis for transforming our lives, demonstrating that our commitment to freedom and democracy should lead us beyond both religion and capitalism. Philosopher Martin Hägglund argues that we need to cultivate not a religious faith in eternity but a secular faith devoted to our finite life together. He shows that all spiritual questions of freedom are inseparable from economic and material conditions: what matters is how we treat one another in this life and what we do with our time.

"A sweepingly ambitious synthesis of philosophy, spirituality and politics, which starts with the case for confronting mortality, and ends with the case for democratic socialism. . . . Everything depends on what we do with our time together. This Life makes a forceful case for keeping that truth in mind.” – The Guardian

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"Free Thinker: The Life of Helen Gardener" by Kimberly A. Hamlin

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for August is “Free Thinker: Sex, Suffrage, and the Extraordinary Life of Helen Hamilton Gardener” by historian Kimberly …

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"Quicksand" by Nella Larsen

Saturday, September 18, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for September is “Quicksand” by Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen. From Wikipedia:Nella Larsen introduces the…

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There will be no in-person HAC meetings until further notice. The video platform and meeting link used for each meeting varies, so be sure to look for the correct link on Meetup.

(Our book discussions may be held in-person with the appropriate social distancing, but that decision is made shortly before the event based on the weather forecast.)

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.