What's New?

Our March 2020 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 (online at UberConference- https://www.uberconference.com/cthumanist Conference Number - 716-293-7767 PIN - 25266 unless otherwise noted)

There will be no in-person HAC meetings for 30 days from 3/13/2020

In order to support the effort to limit the spread of Covid-19 via a social distancing effort, we’re cancelling or rescheduling all events for the next 30 days. Some events will be held online.

When What
Monday, March 30th
7:00 PM

Discussion: How is it going?

To join: https://www.uberconference.com/cthumanist Or by phone at: 716-293-7767 and you'll need this PIN - 25266 We've been "socially isolating" for over a week now. What's been working well? What's didn't go the way you thought it would? What advice would you give your past self? (I know someone's gonna say stock up on toilet paper in January!) How are you managing? How can we support each other?

Saturday, April 18th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Book Discussion Group: “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett

Our book for April is the best-selling novel “The Pillars of the Earth” by Ken Follett. It's a long novel.

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

Monday, April 20th
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Diversity - Retraining Our Biases

This month s program will be a Workshop led by Wendy Mcleod. The current political and social environment has many of us talking and thinking about racism, sexism, and transphobia more than ever before, and in more places. Since there are no recently developed races, sexualities, genders, or creeds, the conversation remains tied to a few key questions: How do we respond to diversity? How do we welcome and encourage diversity in our spaces? Are we supportive or destructive in our actions, commitments, or investments? This experience will focus on identifying individual bias, its impact on daily life events, and defining new ways of engaging with known and unknown differences.

Wendy, a former boarding school administrator, is a native of New Haven who has travelled around the country and abroad. As an African/Caribbean American, musician, technology geek, math nerd, Zen Buddhist, social activist, grant writer, yogi, and pastry chef, she has a lifetime of experience establishing comfort and success in a wide variety of settings, inviting and exclusionary. Join us as she leads us for a self-revealing and inspiring evening.

We will start with brief announcements at 7:00 PM. The main program will begin immediately afterward.

Sunday, April 26th
3:30 to 5:30 PM

Board Meeting

All members are welcome to attend.

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.

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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