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Our November 2017 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, November 4th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: A Brit’s Experience in Sheriff Joe’s Prison

British national Shaun Attwood spent from May 2002 to December 2007 in Arizona’s prison system. In 2004 his family started his blog, Jon’s Jail Journal, from stories he sent home specifically to let the outside world know what was really going on inside Joe Arpaio’s prisons. If you want to read it, you can start at the beginning here: http://jonsjailjournal.blogspot.com/2004/03/. Today he’s a speaker, author and activist. We’ll show a video of the talk he gives to schoolchildren about his experiences. Join us for this enlightening documentary.
Monday, November 6th
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, November 18th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

POSTPONED: Book Discussion Group

Due to schedule changes and prior commitments, our November book discussion has been postponed to early December.

Sunday, November 19th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

November board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend. The meeting will be held earlier in the month than usual to avoid the Thanksgiving weekend.

Monday, November 20th
7:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Kathleen Green of Yale Humanist Community

Kathleen Green succeeded Chris Stedman to become the second executive director of the Yale Humanist Community in May 2017.

Kathleen Green is Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community, a Silliman College Fellow, and a Doctorate of Ministry candidate at New York Theological Seminary in New York City. Her project and dissertation focus on collaboration between humanists and religious adherents in interfaith engagement. Kathleen is part of the faculty at Claremont Lincoln University where she teaches in the Interfaith Action Masters degree program. She is also a certified positive psychology practitioner and author of the upcoming books A Flourishing Life - Applying the Principles of Positive Psychology in Everyday Life, and Goodness Gracious, a children’s book of humanist reflections on gratitude.

The evening will start at 7:00 PM. with conversation and refreshments. The main talk will begin after brief announcements at 7:30 PM.

Monday, November 27th
7:00 PM

Dinner Discussion: Topic My Family’s Slave

Join us for a discussion together over dinner at Wood-n-Tap, 2100 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden Link to map of the Hamden Wood 'N Tap restaurant location..

Please RSVP on Meetup or to development@cthumanist.org

Saturday, December 2nd
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “Evicted”

Our book for November is “Evicted: Poverty and Property in the American City” by sociologist Matthew Desmond.

Copies of the book are widely available in public libraries in Connecticut, and at local and online booksellers.

Our December book discussion will be held two weeks later on Saturday, December 16th. The book for that meeting will be “Sapiens” by Yuval Noah Harari.


Dinners: If you're planning to attend one of our social dinners, please RSVP to editor@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 September to December 2017 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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