About

Purpose

Building a Community to Advance and Nurture Humanist Values.

Hartford Area Humanists is a community for humanists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, skeptics, and all others who share Humanist values. As a Chapter of the American Humanist Association, we support and endorse the principles of Humanism and Its Aspirations:  Humanist Manifesto III, a Successor to the Humanist Manifesto of 1933[1]and we embrace the manifesto’s definition of Humanism: 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.

As Humanists, we are concerned for the well being of all, are committed to diversity, and respect those of differing yet humane views. We work to uphold the equal enjoyment of human rights and civil liberties in an open, secular society and maintain it is a civic duty to participate in the democratic process and a planetary duty to protect nature’s integrity, diversity, and beauty in a secure, sustainable manner.

As a Humanist community, we endeavor:

A. To foster the principles and values of Humanism.

B. To serve as a forum and a voice for common concerns and interests of Humanists in the Greater Hartford area.

C. To conduct programs of interest to Humanists in the Greater Hartford area.

D. To provide a supportive atmosphere to encourage the free exchange of ideas and information.

E. To promote collegiality and build community with others who share Humanist values.

F. To implement programs and plans developed and adopted by the Association that are consistent with the purposes articulated above

Thus engaged in the flow of life, we aspire to this vision with the informed conviction that humanity has the ability to progress toward its highest ideals. The responsibility for our lives and the kind of world in which we live is ours and ours alone.

Structure

We are currently an all-volunteer group with a steering committee to discuss and recommend action to the membership. All HAH members are welcome to attend steering committee meetings, which are held every other month.

The current officers are:

President – Dan Blinn
Vice-President – Rebecca Williams
Treasurer – Mark Pixley
Secretary – Bea Maslowski

We also have committees to handle:

  • Programs, including guest speakers
  • Social events
  • Charitable activities
  • Technical aspects, such as our web site and meetup group

If you’d like to help run any of our activities, please fill in our contact form or talk to an organizer at any event.

You’re also welcome to suggest meetups on our Meetup group.

Dues