Event Calendar

June 2015

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12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans
 
"What is the best U.S. Foreign Policy,?" Ian Bremmer, The NY Times, 6/1/15, and "The Beginning of Widsom in the Middle East," Thomas Friedman, The NY Times, 5/27/15.

 

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Books Discussion Group
Great Books Discussion Group
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator: Larry Schiff  
 
This month we will be reading: Of Justice and Injustice by David Hume, and The Moral Sense of Man and the Lower Animals by Charles Darwin. 
 
To participate, all you need do is read the monthly selection (ideally twice) and, as you read, jot down some questions that you'd like to bring to the table. 
 
To learn about the Great Books Foundation and the discussion process, visit our website,http://www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Great-Books-Discussion-Group/ In the first paragraph of the box entitled, "What is our Great Books Reading Discussion Group and how do we work?" click on Great Books (it's in red type). That's the link to the website page where you can order the Great Books Reading and Discussion First Series and Reader Aid (it's $28.95). In the information bar on the left side of our meet-up page, you can click on Our Calendar to see the monthly readings scheduled for the year. 
 
When you come, you will in essence be joining the thousands of readers who participate in the Great Books discussions across the nation, following a format that was developed by Professor Mortimer Adler and Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins at the University of Chicago in 1947, and which spread across the country and the decades to come, with an ever-enthusiastic following.  
 
Some new members shared with us what the discussions meant to them. Here are two of their comments:
 
“An enthusiastic, intelligent and supportive group of people - actually, people who are becoming friends - men and women able to thoughtfully talk about the chosen texts. It’s gotten my grey matter stimulated in constructive ways, and has brought me to literature that I had either read a long time ago, or had missed along the way. Thanks, everyone!”
 
“As a relatively new member myself, I've really appreciated the group's open and welcoming spirit and the members' passion for close reading of great books. I'd recommend the group to anyone who enjoys doing serious reading with folks who don't take themselves too seriously."
 
 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"How Reading Makes Us More Human" by Karen Swallow Prior,The Atlantic, 6/21/13.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Seniors’ Footwear: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! Neil McDonnel, Manager, Eneslow Shoes.
 

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Ceremonial Hall (doors open 6:30 pm)
Ethics in Film - Doubt (2005)
Ethics in Film - Doubt (2005)
Friday, June 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Ceremonial Hall (doors open 6:30 pm)
Moderator: Chris Everett 

Directed by John Patrick Shanley

When the principal (Meryl Streep) of a Bronx Catholic High School accuses a popular priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) of pedophilia, a young nun caught in between the feuding pair becomes hopelessly swept up in the ensuing controversy.

 

 

 
 
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9:45 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 9:45am
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Join us for exploration and practice of mindfulness through meditation.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - "June Is Torture Awareness Month" with Shahram Hashemi
Sunday Meeting - "June Is Torture Awareness Month" with Shahram Hashemi
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Shahram Hashemi
Kathleen O’Connell Presides
 

Every June, human rights and faith organizations join together to mark Torture Awareness Month because on June 26, 1987, the nations of the world took a major step against the immoral and abhorrent practice of torture. On that day, the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT for short) entered into force and the United Nations later declared June 26th the “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.” Shahram Hashemi is the Chair of Amnesty International USA's National Advisory Council. He has been involved in human rights activism for over a decade, working with various human rights organizations. Sha holds a Master's degree in Human Rights and Economic Development from Columbia University and is a producer and documentary filmmaker. 

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Audrey Kindred Presides

All ages welcome. 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Hospitality Training
Hospitality Training
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides
 
 
2:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Assembly
Sunday Assembly
Sunday, June 7, 2015 - 2:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
 
 
6:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
NYSEC Board Meeting
NYSEC Board Meeting
Monday, June 8, 2015 - 6:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and War - Class full - last session
Ethics and War - Class full - last session
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator Dr. Terry Perlin

This course will investigate several of the complex ethical issues that arise in situations of war. Using examples from historical and contemporary war situations, monthly meetings will rely upon participant discussion rather than lectures. Among the topics for consideration:  

·      Is there such an entity as a "just war?"

·      When, if ever, is "torture" morally permitted during wartime?

·      What are the responsibilities of combatants to civilians in wartime?

·      How is conscientious objection to particular wars to be addressed by governments?

·      Under what situations, if ever, may military personnel intentionally disobey orders from their superiors?

·      How are various religious views of war, and of peace, to be understood?   

Participants will be responsible for obtaining the following texts: The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War 2013, by Andrew J. Bacevich; Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know (Revised and Expanded), by Anthony Dworkin (Editor), Roy Gutman (Editor), and David Rieff.

Registration is required - Space is limited. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117.

 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Too Much of a Good Thing: Daniel E. Lieberman on How Civilization Makes Us Sick" by Tracy Frisch, The Sun, March 2015.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater
Ethics and the Theater
Friday, June 12, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
(6:30pm reception - light refreshments)
 

Ethics and the Theater will present a play reading of Daughters of the Sexual Revolution by Dana Leslie Goldstein. 

As the country commemorates its revolution, three women engage in their own revolutionary activities. Against the backdrop of post-Nixon America, they face ethical dilemmas, and question what it means to be faithful—to one’s values, one’s partner . . . and one's self. Susanna Frazer directs.

Come at 6:30 pm for a reception and after the reading participate in a discussion of the ethical issues of the play led by Betsy Ungar.

 

 
 
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9:45 AM
Room 508
Colloquy - "Love"
Colloquy - "Love"
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 9:45am
Room 508
Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen Presides
 
 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Audrey Kindred Presides

All ages welcome

 

 

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - "Transitioning: It's a Big Deal!" with NYSEC member Michelle Ainsworth
Sunday Meeting - "Transitioning: It's a Big Deal!" with NYSEC member Michelle Ainsworth
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader
Henryka Komanska Presides
 

Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen interviews Michelle about her gender transition from male to female. It was a long and often painful journey from recognizing there was a mismatch between her body and identity to taking the necessary steps to becoming her own true self. Hers is a powerfully personal story that will help others engaged in similar struggles. "It would have helped me to have heard my story five years ago. Today I am much calmer."

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Ethics in the News
Ethics in the News
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Abe Markman Presides
 
A lively discussion of what’s in the news today, gaining perspective on current events.

 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Sunday, June 14, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Monday, June 15, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
 
Meet Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Ethical Culture Leader and NYSEC members.

Find out who we are and what we do. Ask us about Ethical Culture - our philosophy, social ethics, programs and membership.  Please email Margaret Determann at mdetermann@nysec.org, or call 212-874-5210 x113 in advance to attend.   

 

 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 502
Adler Reading Seminar
Adler Reading Seminar
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room 502
Moderator Leader Dr. Joseph Chuman
 

Discuss the works of Felix Adler and other thinkers whose writings are seminal to Ethical Culture and humanist philosophy.

 

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org or call 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
End of Life Choices
End of Life Choices
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
End of Life Choices and Ethical Invite you to the inaugural Barbara Swartz End of Life Choices Lecture

Aid in Dying: An Important Possibility at the End of Life

Speaker: Timothy Quill, MD, renowned palliative care expert

Dr. Quill is the Director of the Center for Palliative Care and Clinical Ethics at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. After helping a patient die with life-ending medications, Dr. Quill was the lead plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case. He is now a plaintiff in Myers v. Schneiderman, a case seeking to achieve aid in dying in New York. He has authored numerous books and articles that have appeared in major medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Please RSVP to events@endoflifechoicesny.org or 917.696.2307 by June 9th. Give name and number of people attending.

 
 
6:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Annual Shelter Volunteer Dinner
Annual Shelter Volunteer Dinner
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 6:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"We Know How You Feel: Computers are learning to read emotion, and the business world can't wait" by Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker, 1/19/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Online Dating: A Review," Walker Thornton, Writer, Speaker, Sex Educator.
 

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
 
5:00 PM
Auditorium
Memorial Service for Gerald Ranck
Memorial Service for Gerald Ranck
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 5:00pm
Auditorium

Longtime Music Director Gerald Ranck (October 25, 1941 - April 22, 2015)

For nearly 30 years, virtuoso pianist, organist and harpsichordist Gerald Ranck served the NY Society for Ethical Culture as its Music Director. Join his family, friends and colleagues, as they celebrate his life and work. A reception will follow in the Social Hall.

 

 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading
Poetry Reading
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides
 
Our last poetry reading session until September! So, bring your favorites to read!
 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
No Ethics for Children this Sunday
No Ethics for Children this Sunday
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Theater of the Oppressed
Sunday Meeting - Theater of the Oppressed
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Katy Rubin
Emily Newman Presides
 

We will open the talk with two monologues from The Housing Circus, a play we created with the Concrete Justice troupe, made up of actors with experience of homelessness, during our residency at NYSEC. Then I will speak, alongside the actors, about the importance of initiating social change from the direct experience of, and in the voices of, those confronting the oppressions. We will speak to our ethical understanding of Theatre of the Oppressed, which is to approach social change from a position of solidarity and collective risk-taking.

Katy Rubin, Executive Director of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC, is a Joker, actor and circus artist. She has facilitated and directed Forum and Legislative Theater workshops and performances in partnership with various communities including homeless adults and youth; LGBT homeless teens; people living with HIV/AIDS; recent immigrants; and court-involved youth and adults. Katy trained with Augusto Boal at the Center for Theatre of the Oppressed—Rio de Janeiro, and later with Jana Sanskriti in India, Mind the Gap in Yorkshire and Cardboard Citizens in London. She has trained facilitators in Nicaragua, the Netherlands, Norway and New Orleans as well as NYC.

 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 21, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans
 

Which is more threating to our democracy: Big Money or Big Brother?

1) S. Castle: Britain Surveillance System. NY Times 6/12/15. 

2) E. Snowden: Finally standing up for right to privacy, NY Times, 6/5/15.

3) G. Greenwald - Media Lessons from Snowden, from Intercept. 

 

 

 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"The Witnesses: How a group of black social-media activists built the nation's first 21st-century civil rights movement" by Jay Caspian Kang, The New York Times Magazine, 5/10/15. 
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
4:00 PM
Sheraton Stamford Hotel
AEU Assembly
AEU Assembly
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
Sheraton Stamford Hotel

 

Thursday June 25 4:00PM - Sunday June 28

Click here to book your room at discounted rate (available until June 9)

Creating a Sustainable Future ETHICS and ADVOCACY

 

More Info Coming!

 
 
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Social Hall, lower level
Radical Ageing Movement
Radical Ageing Movement
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall, lower level

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
 
7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
Auditorium
The Big Apple Chorus
The Big Apple Chorus
Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
Auditorium
New York City's premier A Cappella singing group, is holding its Annual Show, "Happy Together ". A Celebration of A Cappella Harmony, on June 27.
 

The show features the 2014 International Gold Medal Champions, New Zealand's " Musical Island Boys" as well as award winning quartets "Throwback" and "Up All Night". For tickets

 

 
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10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Adler Study, Room 514
Ceremony of BRAVOS for group participants!  AND Family Town Hall Meeting  (looking back and forwards together!)
 
 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer: Living With Climate Change
Sunday Meeting - Mitigate, Adapt, or Suffer: Living With Climate Change
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Dr. Debra Tillinger 
Monica Weiss Presides
 

The science behind climate change has been understood since the late 19th century, but it is the response of the 21st century that will determine the course of the future. Come take a guided tour of the basic science behind earth's climate, the drivers of climate change, and the range of responses available to us on a personal and cultural level: mitigation, adaptation, and suffering.

Debra Tillinger holds a PhD in ocean and climate physics from Columbia University. She works at the American Museum of Natural History as an educator on climate change and at Marymount Manhattan College as an adjunct professor of physics. Her recent research is based at NASA/GISS and focuses on the effects of declining sea ice on global climate. In addition to formal science education, Dr. Tillinger also presents scientific information through the arts in character as “Dr. Mermaid”.

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 3:15 PM
Social Hall, lower level
Life with Health: Bed Bugs, Fact, Fiction, and Prevention
Life with Health: Bed Bugs, Fact, Fiction, and Prevention
Sunday, June 28, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:15pm
Social Hall, lower level

 
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Elaine Berman Gurney

Cost: $115.00 members, $160.00 nonmembers. To register contact Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at 212.874.5210, x117 or email her at ygarcia@nysec.org.

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Auditorium
Advocacy Forum- An Interview with Chris Hedges
Advocacy Forum- An Interview with Chris Hedges
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium
 
Leader Joe Chuman Interviews Chris Hedges on his Newest Book "Wages of Rebellion." 
 
From South African activists who dedicated their lives to ending apartheid, to contemporary anti-fracking protestors in Canada, to whistleblowers in pursuit of transparency, WAGES OF REBELLION shows the cost of a life committed to speaking truth to power and demanding justice. This is a fight that requires us to find in acts of rebellion the sparks of life, an intrinsic meaning that lies beyond the possibility of success. For Hedges, resistance is not finally defined by what we achieve, but by what we become.
 
Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist. He spent nearly two dec-ades as a correspondent in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, with fifteen years at the New York Times. He is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Empire of Illusion; Death of the Liberal Class; War is a Force that Gives Us Meaning; and Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt, which he co-wrote with Joe Sacco. He writes a weekly column for the online magazine Truthdig