At the Connecticut Coalition of Reason’s (CT CoR) annual meeting on January 19th Ken Spencer, President of the Atheist Humanist Society of Connecticut and Rhode Island (AHSCTRI) and resident of Baltic was re-elected co-chair; Cary Shaw, President of the Humanist and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC) and resident of Norwalk was elected co-chair; and Anita Peters, member of the Humanist and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (HFFC) and resident of New Canaan, was elected secretary.
CT CoR is off to a great start in an already busy 2020. In a little more than three weeks, Connecticut becomes the center of the Darwin Day Universe! For starters CT Congressman Himes and CT Senator Blumenthal have once again issued national resolutions in their respective chambers of Congress. In addition, we’ve requested that Governor Lamont issue a state-wide proclamation. So members of the CT CoR are gearing up the celebrations. The 12th Annual Souther Connecticut Darwin Day dinner will again be an amazing gala and we expect Senator Blumenthal and Representative Himes to make appearances. The the Humanist Association of Connecticut (details TBD) is also hosting a Darwin Day celebration. You won’t be able to swing a finch in Connecticut without hitting a Darwin Day Celebration. Shoutout to our friends at the American Humanist Association for helping to get the national resolutions.
The Connecticut Coalition of Reason is a group of seven atheist, free-thought, and humanist groups based in CT with a goal of fostering a sense of community. Additionally the group aims to “raise public awareness that people who don’t believe in a god or gods can be decent citizens who contribute to the larger society.”
Pictured from left to right: Luther Weeks, Elisabeth McCann, Pat McCann, George Unser, Dennis Paul Himes, Anita Peters, Cary Shaw, Ken Spenser, Carol Siddall, and Richard Siddal. Missing: Dan Blinn, Klaus Kingstorf, Richard Lutz