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Our October 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
Monday, October 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, October 7th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: Humane Executions?

If a State is going to kill people, shouldn’t it do so as humanely as possible? In this 2008 BBC Horizon, former conservative MP Michael Portillo investigates the science of execution and questions why the current methods used are not the most humane possible. Join us for this enlightening documentary.
Monday, October 16th
7:00 PM

Monthly Meeting: Josh Elliott - Hamden's Secular Representative

This month, our guest speaker will be State Representative Josh Elliott. Josh is one of the few openly secular politicians in the United States. Here is his official biography:

“Josh Elliott is serving his first term as State Representative in the Connecticut General Assembly for the 88th District, in Hamden.

Josh grew up in Connecticut and attended high school in Hamden. After graduating from Ithaca College with a B.A. in sociology, he went on to obtain his J.D. at Quinnipiac School of Law.

Josh has long been involved in local and state community efforts. Since 1995, he has volunteered his time for Guiding Eyes for the Blind and from 2015 to 2016, he was an organizer for the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign.

With his mom, he operates two family-run natural food stores, Thyme & Season in Hamden and The Common Bond Market in Shelton.

Elliott is currently serving as Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and is also on the Energy and Technology Committee, the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee and the Committee on Children.”

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

Saturday, October 21st
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “American War: A Novel”

Our book for October is “American War: A Novel” by Omar El Akkad.

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

Sunday, October 22nd
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

October board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, October 23rd
7:00 PM

Dinner Discussion: Mass Shootings and Perceived Risk

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. Following the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, we will discuss perceptions of risk.

Please RSVP on Meetup or to development@cthumanist.org


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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