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

Support the HAC team in the 2021 Walk Against Hunger on Saturday, September 18 at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford by joining our team or donating:

Virtual Social Dinner

Monday, August 2, 2021, 7:00PM

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

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Humanist Explorations: Ballet Boys - Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 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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Monthly Meeting

Monday, August 16, 2021, 7:00PM

This is our monthly meeting, held on the third Monday of the month. The main program is announced closer to the date of the…

USNH, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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Board Meeting

Sunday, August 22, 2021, 3:30PM

All members are welcome to attend.Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84156886334Meeting…

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Discussion: Power, Corruption and the Olympics

Monday, August 23, 2021, 7:00PM

This is our monthly dinner discussion group. We have returned to meeting in the “Middle Room” of the restaurant if it is…

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

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Book Discussions

"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 A. Hamlin.

From Amazon:
When Ohio newspapers published the story of Alice Chenoweth’s affair with a married man, she changed her name to Helen Hamilton Gardener, moved to New York, and devoted her life to championing women’s rights and decrying the sexual double standard. She published seven books and countless essays, hobnobbed with the most interesting thinkers of her era, and was celebrated for her audacious ideas and keen wit. Opposed to piety, temperance, and conventional thinking, Gardener eventually settled in Washington, D.C., where her tireless work proved, according to her colleague Maud Wood Park, "the most potent factor" in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment.

""Free Thinker" is as vivid and arresting as its subject. And Helen Hamilton Gardener’s insistent argument, that American women were ‘self-respecting, self-directing human units with brains and bodies sacredly their own,’ still feels as urgent and as radical as it did a century ago." – Jane Kamensky, Harvard University

Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden CT

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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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"The Evolution of God" by Robert Wright

Saturday, October 16, 2021, 2:30PM

Our book for October is “The Evolution of God” by American journalist Robert Wright. From Amazon:In this sweeping narrative that…

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Our Calendar


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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.