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Our June 2018 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, June 2nd
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: The Triangle Fire

In March, 1911, one hundred-forty six textile workers died in a massive fire as a result of negligence on the part of the factory owners and managers. The events of 1911 are worth considering in light of rollbacks of worker protections and other current shenanigans.

We’ll watch a documentary and discuss The Triangle Fire at 2:30 PM on Saturday, June 2, at 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden.

Monday, June 4th
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, June 16th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “One Nation Under God”

Our book for June is “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America” by historian Kevin M. Kruse.

From the cover: “We’re often told that the United States is, was, and always has been a Christian nation. But in ‘One Nation Under God,’ historian Kevin M. Kruse reveals that the idea of ‘Christian America’ is an invention—and a relatively recent one at that.

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

Saturday, June 23rd
4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Annual Picnic at Gayle & Gordon's Home

.Join us for our Annual Picnic on Saturday, June 23th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the lovely home of Gayle Walter and Gordon Daniell in New Haven. The picnic will be held rain or shine.

Gayle and Gordon will provide hot dogs and veggie burgers. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share! More details are in the June newsletter.

Sunday, June 24th
3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

June board and standing committee meetings

All members are welcome to attend.

Monday, June 25th
7:00 PM

Dinner & Discussion: Should HAC Join the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marjuana?

We have been invited to join the Connecticut Coalition to Regulate Marijuana (https://www.regulatect.org). Is this something that the Humanist Association of Connecticut should consider? At least read the “about” section of their website, which explains their mission and lists current coalition members. Should HAC join or endorse the coalition? We will discuss this invitation at our next discussion dinner at 7:00 PM on May 28 at the Wood ‘n’ Tap at 2100 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden. Link to map of the Hamden Wood 'N Tap restaurant location

Saturday, July 7th
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Humanist Explorations: The Sweetest Sounds

The evolution of the creative mind and the understanding of the human predicament is the focus of this biography of one of America's great composers, Richard Rodgers. From his schooldays at Columbia University, to his extended relationships with two brilliant lyricists, Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein, Rodgers plumbed the mind in innumerable ways and created musical plays for The Broadway Theater that still have a lasting impact today. Join us for this enlightening film, most appropriate for the current holiday.

We’ll watch a documentary and discuss the life and works of Richard Rodgers at 2:30 PM on Saturday, July 7, at 700 Hartford Turnpike in Hamden.

Saturday, July 16th
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Book Discussion Group: “Lincoln in the Bardo”

Our book for July will be “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders.

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

Notes

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 June to September 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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