Sound Off: Humor in Relationships; Rights and the Supreme Court; Anti-Vaxxers

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6 pm social hour; 7 pm program.

Sound Off! Humanists share their concerns.

The speakers will be three HFFC members. Norwalk residents Kevin Zezima, Kenneth Ormand and John Levin will each “sound off” on a topic they care about and have been following closely.

Kevin Zezima, a lawyer, will present Individual Rights and the 2019 Supreme Court with a focus on key issues that have been recently addressed or are currently pending with the U.S. Supreme Court: the Free Exercise Clause and Establishment Clause of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kevin also plans to briefly address other topics including abortion rights, prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment, political gerrymandering, and employment discrimination based on sexual preferences.

Kenneth Ormand will discuss Humor & How It Helps with Successful Communication in a variety of relationships. Ken has been a classroom teacher for over forty years and has expertise in peer mediation, group facilitation, and conflict resolution. He plans to lead an interactive discussion (including the age-old question, “Can men and women be friends?”) and then share helpful techniques of using humor to facilitate healthy relationships, whether personal, platonic or professional.

John Levin, a secular activist, will discuss Anti-vaxxers in CT and their fight against the elimination of parental freedom to not vaccinate their children. Connecticut's Public Health Committee held a public hearing on the topic, because Connecticut doctors and insurers are worried about the public health risk of the declining vaccination rates. John will discuss the issue and how we can get involved.

The meeting is open to all. Please RSVP via Meetup.com/hffcct.