Event Calendar

July 2018

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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join members and friends for bagels and coffee before our Sunday platform.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 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 Platform - Anne Klaeysen: Colloquy on Patriotism
Sunday Platform - Anne Klaeysen: Colloquy on Patriotism
Sunday, July 1, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a speech at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester's Corinthian Hall, in which he said, "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn." And he asked them, "Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?" During our shared reflection on patriotism, we will consider his question and what this document means to us today.

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Independence Day on July 4th has been a federal holiday since 1941, but the tradition of celebrating “the birth of America” dates back to the 18th century and the American Revolution. On July 2nd, 1776, the Continental Congress voted in favor of independence, and two days later delegates from the 13 colonies adopted the Declaration of Independence. On July 5, 1852, Frederick Douglass gave a speech at an event commemorating the signing of the Declaration of Independence, held at Rochester's Corinthian Hall, in which he said, "This Fourth of July is yours, not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn." And he asked them, "Do you mean, citizens, to mock me, by asking me to speak to-day?" During our shared reflection on patriotism, we will consider his question and what this document means to us today.

Shared Charity: Encampment for Citizenship

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Monday, July 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Every 1st and 4th Tuesdays
with moderator Ken Gans

 
Join for philosophical discussions focusing on today's headlines, covering a wide variety of subjects, including the fate of humanity, world affairs, humanism, and more.

Readings:

America the Unreliable

U.S. is Guilty of Neglecting Kids: Our Own

Why Are Big Political Parties Around the Globe Blowing Up?

The Great Soybean Conspiracy

How Income 'Equality' Helped Trump

Vote Cements Power for Turkish Strongman

 
 
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (All day) Independence Day - Building Closed
Independence Day - Building Closed
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 (All day)
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 5, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
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.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.
 
Readings:
 

“What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” by Frederick Douglass, delivered on July 5, 1852 and reprinted in The Nation, 7/4/12  (https://www.thenation.com/article/what-slave-fourth-july-frederick-douglass/)

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders: The Gerontocracy, A Club We'd All Like to Join
Empowering Ethical Elders: The Gerontocracy, A Club We'd All Like to Join
Thursday, July 5, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic: The Gerontocracy, a Club We'd All Like to Join
with Wendy Panken, LCSW

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 718-247-9900 and leaving a message with your name and phone number.

 
 
 
 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join members and friends for bagels and coffee before our Sunday platform.

 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 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
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Amanda Poppei: Courage for the Resistance...and the Relationships
Sunday Platform - Amanda Poppei: Courage for the Resistance...and the Relationships
Sunday, July 8, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Many of us are engaged in social justice work or political action, seeking to change the recent direction of our country. How do we maintain hope and build up our courage for that work? And, at the same time, how do we stay true to our Ethical Culture principles? Join Amanda as she explores the idea of courage with real examples, and a little bit of humor.

AMANDA POPPEI is in her 10th year as Senior Leader at the Washington Ethical Society. A Unitarian Universalist minister as well as an Ethical Culture Leader, Amanda is Vice-President of the UU Humanist Association and co-founder of the Humanist Clergy Collaboratory.

This week’s shared charity is the Fourth Universal Society/Sanctuary Program. In March 2018, the church welcomed Aura Hernandez and her two children, Camila and Daniel, into sanctuary. Fearing a forced return to Guatemala, where her life would be in significant danger and she would be separated from her family, Aura is fighting to secure a stay of deportation, have her immigration case reopened, and secure a U-Visa.

Presider: Joe Fashing

Shared Charity: Fouth Universal Society/Sanctuary Program

 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Room 508
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Sunday, July 8, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Room 508

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Barbara Simpson Bereavement Program Community Outreach Coordinator at Caring Hospice Services

Two meetings monthly, 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday

Gather in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective is to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Topics include heath care proxy, ethical wills, and green burial. 

 
 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesday, July 10, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
With Leader Anne Klaeysen

Everyone Loves TED! It's even better when you can discuss the talks with other people. Together we will view selections with contemporary ethical themes and engage in a lively discussion. Links to the talks will be published on our website AFTER each session so that everyone will see them for the first time.

https://www.ted.com/talks/paul_rucker_the_symbols_of_systemic_racism_and_how_to_take_away_their_power

https://www.ted.com/talks/sethembile_msezane_living_sculptures_that_stand_for_history_s_truths

https://www.ted.com/talks/rachel_sussman_the_world_s_oldest_living_things

https://www.ted.com/talks/sayu_bhojwani_how_immigrant_voices_make_democracy_stronger

https://www.ted.com/talks/michael_rain_what_it_s_like_to_be_the_child_of_immigrants

https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_heinerth_the_mysterious_world_of_underwater_caves

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Literature Discussion Group
Great Literature Discussion Group
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Gunther Tielemans, Moderator

This month: The Death of The Heart by Elizabeth Bowen

Read the novella in advance and be prepared to discuss the aspects of interest to you by referring to specific related text and reading it to the group.  Visit https://www.meetup.com/Great-Literature-Discussions/  to learn more about us.

Monthly, 1st Wednesday

Members Free, Guests $5

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
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.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.
 
Readings:

“Can Planet Earth Feed 10 Billion People?” by Charles C. Mann, The Atlantic, March 2018 (https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/03/charles-mann-can-planet-earth-feed-10-billion-people/550928/)

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Thursday, July 12, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader

From the moment we awaken in the morning until we tumble into bed at night, we are faced with challenges and opportunities to behave ethically. We may have time to consider the consequences of our response to a situation or need to make an immediate choice. In either case, we rely upon our values and experience. In these sessions, we will discuss essays from acclaimed writers and apply them to our own lives, sharing our collective wisdom with one another.

Readings are selected essays from Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments edited by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley. See Maggie Determann, room 501.

 
 
 
4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Ethics for Children: Malala Day Celebration
Ethics for Children: Malala Day Celebration
Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

July 12 is Malala Day, her birthday celebrated by the world. Join us on July 14 to honor her values and message.

With special guest speaker Jin In of 4Girls GLocal Leadership.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 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.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join members and friends for bagels and coffee before our Sunday platform.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Matthew Benson: Living in Wellness, Ethics, and Sustainability
Sunday Platform - Matthew Benson: Living in Wellness, Ethics, and Sustainability
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Drawing on his life and work as an environmental advocate, endurance athlete, and wellness expert, Matthew will present state-of-the-art research on how lifestyle shifts and wellness practices that are aligned with ethics can dramatically improve our lives, our health, and our connection with others, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Matthew is deeply committed to efforts to address climate change and teach wellness and sustainability practices that can improve lives and foster a more sustainable future. Matthew served on the board of the New York Solar Energy Society, and holds degrees from Skidmore College, Columbia University, and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.

This week’s shared charity is Farm Sanctuary, which rescues, rehabilitates, and provides lifelong care for hundreds of animals that have been saved from stockyards, factory farms, and slaughterhouses. At their three shelters, rescued animals are given the care and love they need to recover from abuse and neglect. All of the animals enjoy nourishing food, clean barns, and green pastures each and every day.

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Shared Charity: Farm Sanctuary

 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Virginia Arnold Memorial
Virginia Arnold Memorial
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

We are deeply saddened by the death of Virginia Arnold. She was loved and admired by her wonderful extended family, recent and life-long treasured friends, neighbors, former co-workers, and by her magnificent paintings and deeply impressive writings.

Above all Virginia shone for her sensitivity, warmth, insight, decency, and kindness.

Her memorial will be held on Sunday, July 15 at 1:30 PM in Ceremonial Hall. All are welcome.

 
 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Race, Systems, and Society
Race, Systems, and Society
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

With Leader Dr. Richard Koral

Even among those who are mindful of the subtle racial, ethnic, and class distinctions that persist in society, we are all participants in a larger societal structure that perpetuates injustices. We will read and discuss books and articles that explore the features of systemic racism and classism in America to better understand the ways in which society can recreate itself to permit all people to flourish and thrive.

 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
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.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.
 
Readings:
 
Bach at the Burger King” by Theodora Gioia, Los Angeles Review of Books, 5/17/18 (https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/bach-at-the-burger-king/#!)

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders: Treatment for Addicted Older Adults and Caregivers
Empowering Ethical Elders: Treatment for Addicted Older Adults and Caregivers
Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic: Treatment for Addicted Older Adults and Caregivers
with Sharon Matthew, Clinical Director of the Older Adult Program at Caron

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 718-247-9900 and leaving a message with your name and phone number.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Music Café: Alexis Cole w/ Dmitri Kolesnik & Kenny Hassler
Music Café: Alexis Cole w/ Dmitri Kolesnik & Kenny Hassler
Friday, July 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Hooray for Friday — especially 3rd Fridays at The Café at Ethical, a welcoming place to unwind, relax, enjoy the music, refreshments, good company, and entertainment. Get up and dance if the music moves you! Or just sit back and enjoy.

“Exquisite”  - Stephen Holden, NYTimes 2014

“Cole…displays an exuberant personality, outstanding diction, flawless pitch, and inspired scat technique, all qualities that should place her in the highest echelon of contemporary jazz singers” - Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online, March 2018

 “Cole makes you wish the room she is in was nearer to you, and acts as the sage twice her youthful years.” -  All Music Guide

Called "one of the great voices of today," by Jonathan Schwartz, Alexis Cole has been compared to classic jazz singers such as Sarah Vaughan and Anita O'Day.  She's performed with the Boston Pops and New York Philharmonic on stage at venues from Avery Fisher Hall to the Kennedy Center. Her eleven recordings, which feature musical luminaries such as Fred Hersch, Eric Alexander, Bucky Pizzarelli, Anat Cohen, Matt Wilson, and Harry Pickens, have received high praise in the jazz press and are spun on radio world-wide. 

Alexis’ music education includes the international and unusual, holding residencies in Ecuador, Japan, and India.  For two tours she fronted the U.S. Army’s Big Band as jazz singer and soldier, sharing the stage with hugely diverse ensembles, while continuing to release a string of well-received albums.  Alexis Cole now heads the vocal program at the renowned conservatory at SUNY Purchase, and is a Jamey Aebersold-sponsored clinician.

Alexis can be seen at top jazz venues like Dizzy’s Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Birdland, The Jazz Standard, Blues Alley, and Billboard Live, Tokyo.

Alexis will be joined by bassist Dmitri Kolesnik, called “truly inspirational” by Ron Carter, and is known for his “hipster shuffles, bop burners, and dreamy ballads” (Jazz Times Magazine), and by drummer Kenny Hassler, who has performed everywhere from Harlem, to Broadway, and back again.

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The Music Café at Ethical is curated by John Wilmeth and Steph Walker.  Pianist John Wilmeth, musical director of the Café, is a multi-instrumentalist with experience in many genres of music. He has worked with the likes of Jerry Garcia, Boz Scaggs, Al Jarreau, James Moody, and Jon Hendricks.  Steph Walker, Emcee of the Open Mic, is a singer of many genres and a poet, and has performed at such popular jazz venues as Silvanas, Flute Bar, The Metropolitan Room, and The Triad. 

 

 

 

 
 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join members and friends for bagels and coffee before our Sunday platform.

 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 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
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Jone Johnson Lewis - Ethical Heroes: The Goldmark Sisters
Sunday Platform - Jone Johnson Lewis - Ethical Heroes: The Goldmark Sisters
Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Leader Jone Johnson Lewis introduces us to some sisters who are not very well-known, but whose lives include some inspiring lessons for us.

Dr. Jakob Joseph Goldmark and Regina Wehle came to America after the failure of the Austrian Revolution of 1848.  Among their children were four daughters who each made a mark on society:

  • Helen Goldmark Adler, who was not just the wife of Felix Adler (founder of the first Ethical Culture Society) but did her own work on child development;
  • Alice Goldmark Brandeis, married to the jurist Louis Brandeis, who herself worked for often-controversial social reforms;
  • Pauline Goldmark, an early social researcher and activist on behalf of women workers; and
  • Josephine Goldmark, who worked against child labor and for the minimum wage.

Josephine and Pauline were also key in developing the so-called Brandeis brief for their brother-in-law, used in the landmark Supreme Court decision Muller v. Oregon. (A brother, Henry C. Goldmark, was the engineer who designed the locks for the Panama Canal.)

Come hear more about these sisters and consider how their interconnections with many others helped to create some key social reforms in American history.

Jone Johnson Lewis is Leader of the Brooklyn and Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Societies.

Presider: Kathleen O'Connell

Shared Charity: Encampment for Citizenship

 
 
5:30 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Ethical NYC Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 5:30pm
Adler Study - Room 514
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Stoic School of Life - Seneca on Anger: The Medea
Stoic School of Life - Seneca on Anger: The Medea
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic - Seneca on Anger: The Medea

The School is inspired by the ancient Greco-Roman schools of philosophy. We will examine the theory and practice of Stoicism as a modern applied philosophy that aids us in navigating a world in some ways just as confusing and uncertain as that of ancient Athens and Rome.

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
“Slice of Life” Storytelling Workshop
“Slice of Life” Storytelling Workshop
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508

Our four-part “Slice of Life” storytelling workshop series will culminate in a showcase performance for those trainees who choose to participate. Learn how to craft and share 5-minute true stories that will engage, inspire, illuminate, and entertain. Fee includes all sessions.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
CANCELLED - Speaking of Science - Ravi Corea: Saving Elephants by Helping People
CANCELLED - Speaking of Science - Ravi Corea: Saving Elephants by Helping People
Monday, July 23, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

NOTICE - This event has been cancelled.

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Speaker: Ravi Corea, Founder/President, Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (www.slwcs.org)

The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) is one of the most endangered mega-herbivores in the world and to conserve it in the wild is an enormous challenge.  The people of Sri Lanka had reverence for the elephant historically and even today the close bonds in Sri Lanka allow co-existence between nearly twenty million people and six thousand elephants.  During the last 50 years human elephant conflict (HEC) has developed into one of the biggest environmental and socio-economic crises in Sri Lanka.  Annually 60 to 80 rural people die of elephant attacks and around 230 elephants die due to the deliberate actions of farmers to protect themselves and their crops from elephants.  Loss of habitat and traditional ranging corridors forces wild elephants to raid crops and homesteads. 

 

The crisis is escalating every year and its magnitude can be assessed by the following data:  Between 2007 and 2016, elephants have killed 688 people and farmers in retaliation had killed 2,303elephants. In addition elephants cause an estimated US$10 million in agriculture losses annually - a substantial cost to bear for a population where nearly 70% of the people live in poverty and the GNP is less than $1500 per year. 

 

The Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society (SLWCS) has been addressing the resolution of HEC for the past 21 years.  The SLWCS has one of the longest operating participatory HEC resolution projects in the world which is the Society’s Saving Elephants by Helping People (SEHP) Project.  The SEHP project developed the innovative concept of fencing elephants ‘OUT’ rather than ‘IN’ protected areas.  The SEHP strategy is one of the most successful participatory efforts to resolve HEC in Sri Lanka and had won international commendations and recognition.  In 2008 the SLWCS received a UNDP Equator Initiative Prize, which honors community-based projects that represent outstanding efforts to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.  Conservation Volunteering, Project Orange Elephant and the EleFriendly Bus are other pioneering efforts the SLWCS has established to create coexistence between people and elephants in Sri Lanka.

 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
With Leader Anne Klaeysen

Everyone Loves TED! It's even better when you can discuss the talks with other people. Together we will view selections with contemporary ethical themes and engage in a lively discussion. Links to the talks will be published on our website AFTER each session so that everyone will see them for the first time.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Every 1st and 4th Tuesdays
with moderator Ken Gans

 
Join for philosophical discussions focusing on today's headlines, covering a wide variety of subjects, including the fate of humanity, world affairs, humanism, and more.

Readings TBA

 
 
 
 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -
2:30pm to 4:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Rev. Dr. Barbara Simpson Bereavement Program Community Outreach Coordinator at Caring Hospice Services

Two meetings monthly, 2nd Sunday and 4th Wednesday

Gather in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake. The objective is to increase awareness of death and help people make the most of their (finite) lives. Topics include heath care proxy, ethical wills, and green burial. 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)
Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP) works to expose and correct abusive police tactics that routinely and disproportionately do harm to our city’s low-income communities and people of color.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
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.ethical.nyc/leader-lunch.
 
Readings:

“Fresh Prince: The Schemes and Dreams of Saudi Arabia’s Next King” by F. Gregory Gause III, Foreign Affairs, May/June 2018 (https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/middle-east/2018-03-19/fresh-prince

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader

From the moment we awaken in the morning until we tumble into bed at night, we are faced with challenges and opportunities to behave ethically. We may have time to consider the consequences of our response to a situation or need to make an immediate choice. In either case, we rely upon our values and experience. In these sessions, we will discuss essays from acclaimed writers and apply them to our own lives, sharing our collective wisdom with one another.

Readings are selected essays from Modern Ethics in 77 Arguments edited by Peter Catapano and Simon Critchley. See Maggie Determann, room 501.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social Hall
Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch
Thursday, July 26, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall
 
 
 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Bagels and Coffee
Bagels and Coffee
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join members and friends for bagels and coffee before our Sunday platform.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Adam Eichen: The Battle for the Soul of Our Republic
Sunday Platform - Adam Eichen: The Battle for the Soul of Our Republic
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Today’s political crisis can be traced back to a deliberate, well-funded, orchestrated Anti-Democracy Movement that emerged in the early 1970s. Though largely invisible, this movement reshaped our politics and effectively destroyed our ability as a nation to effectively self-govern. While confronting this reality is daunting, there is a bright ray of hope: an emerging Democracy Movement. This talk will explore this intergeneration, cross-partisan, multi-issue, diverse movement and will examine concrete policy solutions to our broken democracy.

ADAM EICHEN is the Communications Strategist at Equal Citizens, and policy consultant to the organization March on Harrisburg (see below). His first book, “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want,” coauthored with Frances Moore Lappé, was recently published. Adam’s articles have appeared on NBC, and in Salon and Huffington Post, among others. He served as Deputy Communications Director for Democracy Spring, a historic national mobilization for campaign finance and voting rights reform. Previously, Adam sat on the Democracy Matters Board of Directors.

Presider: Dan Hanson

Shared Charity: March on Harrisburg