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

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

When What
Saturday, September 7th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Koch Brothers Exposed

We will watch and discuss Brave New Films' "Koch Brothers Exposed". This 2014 film uncovers the Kochs’ corruption. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99%.

"Koch Brothers Exposed" is a hard-hitting investigation of the 1% at its very worst. This 2014 full-length documentary film on Charles and David Koch—two of the world’s richest and most powerful men. The billionaire brothers bankroll a vast network of organizations that work to undermine the interests of the 99% on issues ranging from Social Security to the environment to civil rights. This film uncovers the Kochs’ corruption—and points the way to how Americans can reclaim their democracy.

Monday, September 2nd
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, September 21st
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: “Educated, A Memoir”

Our book for September is "Educated, A Memoir" by Tara Westover.

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

Saturday, September 19th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Humanism 101

Our speaker will be Dan Blinn, President of Hartford Area Humanists, graduate of the Humanist Institute, at-large member (and founding co-chair) of the Connecticut Coalition of Reason and a certified Humanist Celebrant. Dan is the recipient of the 2018 American Humanist Association’s President’s Award.

Dan will explore with us what it means to identify as a Humanist, and he will suggest different ways that we can find purpose and meaning by incorporating Humanism into our daily lives. We will discuss the history of Humanism as well as contemporary Humanism in America, and Dan will share his thoughts on how Humanism might continue to evolve.

We will start with 30 minutes of coffee and conversation at 7 PM, followed by Dan's talk at 7:30 PM.

Sunday, September 25th
3:30 to 5:30 PM

Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, September 26th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: If Not the Amazon, Where Does Our Oxygen Come From?

This month we will discuss the "Atlantic" article, "The Amazon Is Not Earth’s Lungs" at https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/08/amazon-fire-earth-has-plenty-oxygen/596923. How worrisome is the information buried in this article?

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.

Notes

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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