Event Calendar

October 2018

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6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: The Puzzle of Patriotism
Skye & Massimo's Philosophy Cafe: The Puzzle of Patriotism
Monday, October 1, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

The Café is run by philosophers Skye Cleary (http://tinyurl.com/yddu38tf) and Massimo Pigliucci (http://tinyurl.com/msm6d6u). It is based on the principle of the Socratic dialogue. Every meeting has a simple theme (e.g., should we be afraid of death? What's the ethics of eating?), which is introduced by Skye and Massimo on the basis of short, accessible, suggested (but not mandatory!) readings. The rest of the meeting then features an open discussion among participants, facilitated by Skye and Massimo, aiming at sharpening our thinking about whatever subject matter is being examined.

Topic: The Puzzle of Patriotism

What does it mean to be a patriot? There is a lot of talk, these days, about patriotism, but people seem to be profoundly confused about what it is and what it isn't. Come to discuss the social and political implications of being (or not being) a "patriot."

Background reading: https://philosophynow.org/issues/124/The_Puzzle_Of_Patriotism

For more information, visit the Cafe's Meetup page: https://www.meetup.com/SkyeandMassimophilosophycafe

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
 
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Lunch with The League of Women Voters: The Inside Scoop on the November Election w/ Ben Max of Gotham Gazette
Lunch with The League of Women Voters: The Inside Scoop on the November Election w/ Ben Max of Gotham Gazette
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Join us for Lunch with The League of Women Voters, featuring a buffet lunch (12pm-1pm) followed by a program focusing on issues of concern to the League and to Ethical members alike, and usually includes a Q&A.

Lunch will be served from 12PM, speaker will begin at 12:45.

The Inside Scoop on the November Election with speaker Ben Max, Executive Editor, Gotham Gazette

Most New Yorkers are familiar with Gotham Gazette, an NYC-based independent online watchdog publication that covers city and state government, elections, and a wide variety of policy issues. Meet Ben Max, Executive Editor for this important newsletter. Ben Max can also be heard on his weekly podcast on WBAI.

Pass it on and bring a friend! $15 (members) or $17 (guests) in advance, $20 at the door. To RSVP, please contact LWV manager Emily: ecorvi@lwvnyc.org or 212-725-3541

Please make all checks payable to The League of Women Voters of the City of New York and send to the address at the bottom of this email. Please note that all checks must be received by Tuesday, September 25th.

 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing Workshop
The Joy of Personal Writing Workshop
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
Room 508
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

Try your hand at personal NON-FICTION in a nine-week class led by Elaine Berman Gurney. You can belong to a supportive group of writers – some just starting and others more experienced – and learn basic and more advanced writing skills. ALL ARE WELCOME!

To register contact Maggie Determann at 212.874.5210, x113 or email her at mdetermann@nysec.org

Advance registration is required for the entire nine-week Tuesday afternoon term. Begins October 2.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
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:
 
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Teaching Ethics and Morality in Public Schools Around the World
Teaching Ethics and Morality in Public Schools Around the World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Please join us for a unique presentation from a Japanese research team sharing their insights on the teaching of ethics/morality in public schools around the world.

For several decades the Japanese Ministry of Education (Mombusho) has commissioned education experts to travel the world studying how ethics and morality is taught in public school systems globally. The Japanese professors will be here in New York studying the suburban approach in Westchester County. While they are here they are going to present the findings of their multi decade, global research to date. And how these trends have changed over the years. Their mission statement is “to revitalize Japanese moral education by providing a model curriculum through the compilation of information on best practices of character education and citizenship education in foreign countries.” We think you may find this presentation of great interest and encourage you to come and listen.

The Japanese research team consists of:

Professor OSHITANI YOSHIO, professor at Mukogawa University, and his wife, Ms. OSHITANI YUKO. Professor OSHITANI is the President of the Japanese Moral Education Society and has been the key figure in creating the national curriculum of moral education in Japan.

BAN TSUNENOBU, professor at Okayama Shoka University, and his wife, Ms. BAN KYOKO. Professor Ban has traveled the world for over two decades studying international approaches to ethics and morality education.

Ms. KOJIMA TOSHIKO, principal at Tomigaoka primary school.

Light refreshments will be served after the presentation and during the Q&A.

For further questions please contact Paul Silverman. Ph: 914.923.5049 pjsilverman@gmail.com

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Literature Discussion Group: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Great Literature Discussion Group: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Gunther Tielemans, Moderator

This month: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

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, October 4, 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:
 
 
"Why Is U.S. Health Care So Expensive," 3/13/18 (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/upshot/united-states-health-care-resembles-rest-of-world.htmlThe NY Times

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders: The Wisdom of LGBTQ Elders
Empowering Ethical Elders: The Wisdom of LGBTQ Elders
Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

With Tom Weber

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.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing Workshop
The Joy of Personal Writing Workshop
Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

Try your hand at personal non-fiction in a nine-week class led by Elaine Berman Gurney. You can belong to a supportive group of writers – some just starting and others more experienced – and learn basic and more advanced writing skills. ALL ARE WELCOME!

To register contact Maggie Determann at 212.874.5210, x113 or email her at mdetermann@nysec.org

Advance registration is required for the entire nine-week Thursday evening term. Begins October 4.

 
 
7:00 PM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: Malcolm Gladwell
The New Yorker Festival: Malcolm Gladwell
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Auditorium
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
CANCELLED - Ethics in Film: Pi
CANCELLED - Ethics in Film: Pi
Friday, October 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Notice: This event has been cancelled. Join us on November 2nd for Bend It Like Beckham!
 
Our monthly film screening series, followed by a lively discussion of the ethical issues explored.

Post-film discussion led by Chris Everett

 
 
10:00 PM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: Miguel
The New Yorker Festival: Miguel
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:00pm
Auditorium
 
 
10:00 AM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: Trump, Inc. w/ Michael Avenatti, Ruth Marcus, and Felix Sater
The New Yorker Festival: Trump, Inc. w/ Michael Avenatti, Ruth Marcus, and Felix Sater
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00am
Auditorium
 
 
1:00 PM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: Haruki Murakami
The New Yorker Festival: Haruki Murakami
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 1:00pm
Auditorium
 
 
4:00 PM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: Sally Yates
The New Yorker Festival: Sally Yates
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 4:00pm
Auditorium
 
 
7:00 PM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: Jim Carrey
The New Yorker Festival: Jim Carrey
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 7:00pm
Auditorium
 
 
10:00 PM
Auditorium
The New Yorker Festival: John Mulaney
The New Yorker Festival: John Mulaney
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00pm
Auditorium
 
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9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Autumn Community Meeting & Brunch (With Cocktails)
Autumn Community Meeting & Brunch (With Cocktails)
Sunday, October 7, 2018 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Following the by-laws of the Society, our bi-annual autumn Community Meeting will take place this year just preceding Sunday Platform. Come for the bagels and cocktails (mimosas and bloody maries) 9-10, and stay for the meeting 10-11.

President of the Society, Liz Singer, and Leader Anne Klaeysen will report on the state of the Society, and selected committee chairs will report on their activities. The floor will be open to the membership to discuss any matters of interest.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 7, 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
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children: Children's Philosophy Club
Ethics for Children: Children's Philosophy Club
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join us for our Children's Philosophy Club every first Sunday!

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11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

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

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Leader Anne Klaeysen: Indigenous Peoples' Day
Sunday Platform - Leader Anne Klaeysen: Indigenous Peoples' Day
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

In 1977 at a United Nations sponsored conference in Geneva, Switzerland on discrimination against indigenous populations in the Americas, the idea of replacing Columbus Day was raised. The holiday was first instituted in Berkeley, California in 1992, coinciding with the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the Americas in 1492. It later spread to Santa Cruz, California in 1994, and then to various other cities and states beginning in the mid-to-late 2010s.  "Indigenous Peoples Day" reimagines Columbus Day and changes a celebration of colonialism into an opportunity to reveal historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas, to organize against current injustices, and to celebrate indigenous resistance.

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Shared Charity: American Indian Community House

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Pat Cohen Memorial
Pat Cohen Memorial
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
 
 
Monday, October 8, 2018 (All day) Indigenous Peoples' Day - Building Closed
Indigenous Peoples' Day - Building Closed
Monday, October 8, 2018 (All day)
 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
With Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann

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/isadora_kosofsky_intimate_photos_of_a_senior_love_triangle

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

https://www.ted.com/talks/kristie_overstreet_phd_why_are_many_doctors_scared_of_transgender_patients#t-84584

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

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

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

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Race, Systems, and Society
Race, Systems, and Society
Tuesday, October 9, 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, October 11, 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:
 
"Putting Profits Ahead of Patients" by Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband, The NY Review of Books, 7/13/17 (https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2017/07/13/putting-profits-ahead-of-patients/)

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater: The Young Man from Atlanta
Ethics and the Theater: The Young Man from Atlanta
Friday, October 12, 2018 -
6:30pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
6:30pm reception - light refreshments. Reading begins at 7:00pm.

Ethics and the Theater will present: The Young Man from Atlanta by Horton Foote

Horton Foote won a Pulitzer for this play about a couple in 1950s Houston whose comfortable life is rocked by the mysterious death of their son and the arrival of his roommate, the title’s young man from Atlanta.

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.

 

 
 
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Social Hall
Big Apple Knitters Guild
Big Apple Knitters Guild
Saturday, October 13, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Social Hall

Big Apple Knitters Guild General Meeting

This is a membership organization separate from NYSEC that sets its own yearly & event fees. For more information, visit: www.bakg.org

 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Colloquy: Ideas on Ending Racism
Colloquy: Ideas on Ending Racism
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 9:30am
Room 508

Colloquy is a long-standing discussion group and a mainstay for members to express their opinions on a great many subjects. The group meets at 9:30 on the 2nd Sunday of each month (except July and August).

Put Colloquy on your calendar and be part of the discussion!

Ken Gans will be leading the discussion beginning at 9:30.

 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 14, 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
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children: Publishing Our Ethical Voices
Ethics for Children: Publishing Our Ethical Voices
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Deepali Srivastave, Writefully Ours workshop leader, offers write-raw Ethical prompts. Every second Sunday!

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11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

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

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Joe Chuman: A Humanist's Search for Absolutes
Sunday Platform - Joe Chuman: A Humanist's Search for Absolutes
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

In my universe there are no ghosts, angels or gods. I see and feel no need for a divine custodian. Yet, at the same time, I confess that I am not quite a secular humanist. By temperament I am driven to seek something more than is discernible by the world of sense. I seek for something that does not change beyond the world of flux; something that stands beyond what we know or perhaps can be known. Perhaps it is an idea, an intuition of lasting beauty, impersonal and abstract, yet inextinguishable from my thought and yearning. It is a source of reverence and contemplation that elevates beyond the practical and the fulfillment of mundane aspirations. I plan to share such speculations.

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Felix Adler, our Movement's founder, once said "Ethical Culture is religious for those who are religiously minded and merely ethical to those who are not so minded." I think what Adler was implying was that whether we view Ethical Culture (and reality as a whole) religiously or not is a function of temperament. And Adler made clear that he was of a religiously minded temperament.

Here's a personal confession of my own. I am a humanist and a philosophical naturist. I believe that nature is all that there is and there is nothing outside of nature. I therefore give no credence to supernaturalism and supernatural beings. In my universe there are no ghosts, angels or gods. I see and feel no need for a divine custodian. Yet, at the same time, I confess that I am not quite a secular humanist. By temperament I am driven to seek something more than is discernible by the world of sense. I seek for something that does not change beyond the world of flux; something that stands beyond what we know or perhaps can be known. Perhaps it is an idea, an intuition of lasting beauty, impersonal and abstract, yet inextinguishable from my thought and yearning. It is a source of reverence and contemplation that elevates beyond the practical and the fulfillment of mundane aspirations. I plan to share such speculations. I hope you can join me.

This week’s shared charity is the Northern New Jersey Sanctuary Coalition, which sponsors people who have applied for political asylum and been released from federal detention, and for selected other asylum seekers — helping them to establish themselves and achieve durable self-sufficiency, with care and support as they become increasingly independent and able to support themselves. Among the services provided are housing, access to medical care, financial support, educational opportunities including language instruction, transportation, social events, liaison with attorneys, and help with job searches and dealing with bureaucratic offices.

Presider: Kathleen O'Connell

Shared Charity: 

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Film & Discussion: Eyes on Mississippi
Film & Discussion: Eyes on Mississippi
Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

As the southern struggle for civil rights caught fire in the 1960s, its burning core was Mississippi. Bill Minor became the state’s most fearless clear-eyed chronicler. His regular Times Picayune and, even more crucially, anonymous dispatches for The New York Times captured U.S. history, in contrast to most Mississippi coverage, white-supremacist propaganda masquerading as fact.

There were threats and opportunities for Minor to leave the state, yet he remained in Jackson, doggedly reporting from 1947 until the Trump administration. Eyes on Mississippi is a 56-minute film on the most essential reporter the nation has never heard of. Minor died in March 2017 at almost 95, producing his outspoken weekly newspaper column until his last illness.

The story of the impact of one reporter determined to call out racism and government dishonesty carries uncanny resonance in the nation today. Besides Minor, other crucial figures participate in the film: Presidential Medal of Freedom winner John Doar, New York Times journalist Claude Sitton, civil-rights leaders Myrlie Evers, former governor William Winter and Pultizer-Prize winner Hank Klibanoff. The film is a five-year project featuring historic footage and images from 19 archives located across the U.S. The documentary’s producer-director is Ellen Ann Fentress. Co-writer and film editor is Lida Gibson.

The documentary examines how Bill Minor witnessed—and occasionally shaped--U.S. history in his coverage of the civil rights movement. Legendary black leader Medgar Evers trusted Minor as the rare local white reporter with a sense of justice. Truth became costly. Three 1964 Freedom Summer volunteers decided to investigate a church burning in Neshoba County after Minor broke the story. The trio’s resulting murders helped awaken the nation to the stakes of the struggle.

Minor made his name as the New Orleans Times Picayune’s Mississippi correspondent. The documentary makes the case that some of his most crucial reporting, however, was his quiet, anonymous civil-rights coverage for The New York Times and Newsweek. The scant use of contributor bylines in the era kept Minor’s national work unknown to his Times Picayune employers. Despite his anonymity to national readers, he was an open secret to the national press corps, who depended on Minor for information.

The documentary explores how Minor’s position as a witness became a contribution of its own. The title Eyes on Mississippi has two meanings. First, it was the name of Minor’s long-time column, but it also was his strategy. The fastest route to change was getting the raw real facts of the struggle out. The more eyes on Mississippi, the more the pressure for transformation.

Minor won Harvard’s Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism in 1966, as well as Columbia’s John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism in 1997.

Screenings have taken place at the Missouri School of Journalism, Tulane University, Atlanta History Center, Vanderbilt University, Washington College, University of Alabama, numerous other colleges in the South and the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. A Princeton screening is slated for October.

 
 
1:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics in The News
Ethics in The News
Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Abe Markman presides

A lively give and take on compelling issues and events 

 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Room 508
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Sunday, October 14, 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. 

 
 
7:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Monday, October 15, 2018 - 7:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Join Leader Anne Klaeysen, Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann and Society members for dessert, and to find out who we are and what we do! Ask about the Society and our philosophy, social ethics, programs and membership. Please RSVP by calling ext. 113 or at mdetermann@nysec.org
 
 
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Room 508
Ethical Culture as a Practice
Ethical Culture as a Practice
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Room 508

Moderator: Dr. Richard Koral, Leader

Through readings, self-reflection and the sharing of relevant experiences, we will explore the meaning of the volunteer work that we do as it relates to our personal life journeys. It will be expected that each participant will engage in an ongoing volunteer project that provides some kind of service to the disadvantaged.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
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:

Trump Versus The Jungle

A Deafening Piercing Smoke Alarm

Brazil's Democracy Can Surive the Rise of a Diehard Demagogue

Trump Gives Dictators The Green Light

A Good Thing Happening in America

The 'Greatest Hoax' Strikes Florida

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Cocktails with The League of Women Voters - Saving the NYC Subways: Strategies for Making the Subway Faster and Safer
Cocktails with The League of Women Voters - Saving the NYC Subways: Strategies for Making the Subway Faster and Safer
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Wtih Andy Byford, President, NYC Transit Authority

Leaving his position as CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission in December of 2017, Andy Byford took on the job as head of the New York City Transit. Byford was practically born into the job. His father and grandfather worked for the London Transport, and he was a station foreman in the London Underground before running the mass transit in Australia and then Canada. And now he’s taken on the largest public-transit system in North America, with some 8 million passengers a day. He’s vowed to visit all 472 of New York’s subway stations and to ride every bus route — and to make major changes.

To RSVP, please contact LWV manager Emily: ecorvi@lwvnyc.org or 212-725-3541

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Leader's Office, Room 502
Camaraderie and Good Conversation on Issues Philosophical and Newsworthy
Camaraderie and Good Conversation on Issues Philosophical and Newsworthy
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Leader's Office, Room 502

with Leader Dr. Joseph Chuman.

This is a monthly discussion group focusing on contemporary issuese and occasionally classical writings relating Ethical Culture and Humanism. We will primarily make use of articles from journals of opinion and book chapters when relevant. Rather than taking a merely journalistic approach, the discussions will aim to illuminate the philosophical concepts and values which underlie the issues being discussed. Register to receive reading assignments in advance: please contact Maggie Determann at mdeterman@nysec.org or 212-874-5210 x 113.

 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 18, 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:
 
"Is Health Care a Right?" by Atul Gawande, The New Yorker, 10/2/17 (https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/02/is-health-care-a-right)

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders - Open Enrollment: What to Do
Empowering Ethical Elders - Open Enrollment: What to Do
Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

With Howard Recht, CLU

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.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Leader's Office, Room 502
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Leader's Office, Room 502

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 9:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Music Café: Marianne Solivan
Music Café: Marianne Solivan
Friday, October 19, 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.

“A strong, senuous alto” -Nate Chinen, NY Times, Dec.19, 2014

“Delivers the gold…Solivan is well on her way to being a national treasure.” -Midwest Jazz Record, Fall 2014

“A blend of zesty urban hipness and soulful introspection underscores her singular appeal.” -Mark Holston, JAZZIZ Magazine, January 20, 2015

“She’s a singer who’s got a brawny but nimble approach, and sensitivity in spades. Whether singing a standard or an original, Solivan stamps every syllable with a deep-digging sincerity.” -CapitalBop.com

Marianne Solivan has made a name for herself as a hard swinging, passionate vocalist who captivates audiences with her joyous exuberance and wit. Having performed and recorded with the likes of Christian McBride, Peter Bernstein, Jeremy Pelt, Bruce Barth, Gregory Hutchinson, Jonathan Blake, Xavier Davis, Michael Kanan, Steve Wilson, Gene Bertoncini and Lewis Nash, Solivan has been consistently raising the bar for singers of her generation. "The exquisiteness, expression and sentiment of her singing are supreme.”  - Jordan Richardson of Blinded by Sound

After steady gigging in Boston during her school days at Berklee College of Music and The New England Conservatory, Solivan moved to New York in 2007, and began to sit in at many of the jam sessions the city has to offer, which led to many of her musical collaborations with Jeremy Pelt, Ugonna Okegwo, and others. Her visibility and consistency opened doors at the famed Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, Birdland, The Blue Note, and many others.

In 2012 Solivan brought together her years of experience and musical collaborations to the studio and recorded a series of duos, trios, and quartet pieces that became her first CD, Prisoner of Love, on HiPNOTIC Records.  In 2014 she recorded her second CD, SPARK: “There is no nostalgia here, only freshness as she delves deep into herself and into the treasure chest of jazz . . . uncommon ability to balance self-disclosure with confidence in her tone and lyrics, and the results are compelling.” - Tim Wilkins of WBGO.  Solivan jumped into the big band arena in 2015, and created a band incorporating high energy, swing, her own originals and standards. The result takes you from the traditional feel through to salsa and the modern jazz idiom - all anchored by Solivan's strong surefooted voice and confident leadership.   www.mariannesolivanjazz.com

Marianne Solivan and the John Wilmeth Jazz Trio will be followed by an Open Mic. 

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

The John Wilmeth Jazz Trio includes Dave Meade, renown drummer/percussionist.  He has worked with a wide spectrum of artists and musicians, including Nancy Wilson, Keely Smith, and Tony award winning singers Leslie Uggams, Paulo Szot, and Diahann Carroll. Meade has toured with Aretha Franklin, The Mamas and the Papas, and the Arturo O’Farrill Afro Cuban Orchestra, to highlight a few.  Back in the day, Dave played nightly at the world-famous Rainbow Room.  Bassist Ratzo Harris, a Thelonious Monk Competition semi-finalist, has worked with such musicians as Les Paul, Charles Lloyd, and Betty Carter.  “Ratzo Harris plays bass that's living root and steel girder.” (blogcritics). 

 
 
3:00 PM
Auditorium
Concert: The Laurie Berkner Band's Monster Boogie Halloween
Concert: The Laurie Berkner Band's Monster Boogie Halloween
Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
Auditorium

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Metro Presents: https://www.metropolitanpresents.com/event/1709658-laurie-berkner-bands-...

Doors at 2:00pm

Join critically acclaimed musicians Laurie Berkner and the Laurie Berkner Band at their Halloween show in Manhattan. The show will feature their hits such as “We Are The Dinosaurs” and “Pig on Her Head” as well as spooktacular Halloween jams of course. Everyone in attendance is encouraged to come in costume and bring a stuffed animal (for their heads!)

Babies under age one seated in laps are free.

 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Share some poetry that fills your ears with something special. Perhaps you’ll come across poems that match the autumn season.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 21, 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
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children: Field Trip to The Young and Mighty March for a Voice
Ethics for Children: Field Trip to The Young and Mighty March for a Voice
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

We'll be taking a family field trip to The Young and Mighty March for a Voice at Lou Lodati Park in Queens. We'll prepare from 11am-12pm and set out at noon.

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11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

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

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Conversation with ACLU President Susan Herman
Sunday Platform - Conversation with ACLU President Susan Herman
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

The ACLU works in 14 different areas of civil rights and civil liberties, from freedom of speech to equality to voting rights. This conversation between ACLU President Susan Herman and Leader Anne Klaeysen will focus on the ACLU’s work challenging Trump Administration policies in many areas including immigrants’ rights, and continuing work in the states.

Susan N. Herman was elected President of the American Civil Liberties Union in October 2008, after having served on the ACLU National Board of Directors, as a member of the Executive Committee, and as General Counsel.

Herman holds a chair as Centennial Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she teaches courses in Constitutional Law and Criminal Procedure, and seminars on Law and Literature, and Terrorism and Civil Liberties

She writes extensively on constitutional and criminal procedure topics for scholarly and other publications, ranging from law reviews and books to periodicals and on-line publications. Her most recent book, Taking Liberties: The War on Terror and the Erosion of American Democracy, (Oxford University Press 2011; 2014 paperback), is the winner of the 2012 Roy C. Palmer Civil Liberties Prize.

Herman has also discussed constitutional law issues on radio, including NPR shows around the country; on television, including programs on PBS, CSPAN, NBC, MSNBC and a series of appearances on the Today in New York show; and in print media including Newsday, TIME, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times.

She has been a frequent speaker at academic conferences and continuing legal education events organized by groups including the Federal Judicial Center, and at numerous law schools, colleges (including the U.S. Army War College), universities, and high schools. She has also spoken at dozens of non-academic conferences, including recent appearances at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon, Wikimania, the Brussels Forum, the National Archives, etc. She has received awards from groups as disparate as the Japanese-American Bar Association, the United Sikhs, and the Theatre of the Oppressed NYC.

Herman has also participated in Supreme Court litigation, writing and collaborating on amicus curiae briefs for the ACLU on a range of constitutional criminal procedure issues, most recently in Riley v. California, 134 S. Ct. 2473 (2014), where the Supreme Court accepted the argument that cell phones cannot be searched “incident to arrest” without a search warrant.

Herman received a B.A. from Barnard College as a philosophy major, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where she was a Note and Comment Editor on the N.Y.U. Law Review. Before entering teaching, Professor Herman was Pro Se Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Staff Attorney and then Associate Director of Prisoners' Legal Services of New York.

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: ACLU

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Stoic School of Life - More from Epictetus' manual for the good life
Stoic School of Life - More from Epictetus' manual for the good life
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Topic - More from Epictetus' manual for the good life

Time to continue our study of one of the primary sources of Stoicism: Epictetus' Enchiridion, a short manual to live life the Stoic way. We will resume from section 34, where the slave-turned-teacher tells us how to deal with pleasures...

Meeting dates subject to change.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Speaking of Science - Dr. Melanie Hopkins: What Fossil Records Tell Us About Evolution
Speaking of Science - Dr. Melanie Hopkins: What Fossil Records Tell Us About Evolution
Monday, October 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Dr. Hopkins is Assistant Professor at the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the American Museum of Natural History, where she is Assistant Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology. Her research focuses on the study of morphological evolution in the fossil record — in other words, in understanding long-term patterns of evolutionary change and the processes underlying them.

 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesdays with TED Talks
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday
With Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann

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.

 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Wednesday, October 24, 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, October 24, 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.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social Hall
350NYC Meeting
350NYC Meeting
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, October 25, 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:
 
Sandro Galea: "America Spends The Most On Healthcare But Isn’t the Healthiest Country," 5/24/17 (http://fortune.com/2017/05/24/us-health-care-spending/)
 
"The biggest Problem With U.S. Health Care," 7/10/17 (http://fortune.com/2017/07/10/health-care-in-the-us-problem/) Fortune

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Ethical Living: Existence and Meaning
Thursday, October 25, 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.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Panel: Understanding Human Trafficking as it Impacts New York
Panel: Understanding Human Trafficking as it Impacts New York
Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Human trafficking encompasses labor, domestic servitude, and sex trafficking. The Amnesty Local Groups are 1) addressing how trafficking is hidden in our communities; 2) illustrating the complexities in addressing the issue for both civil and political institutions; 3) explaining the complexities for law enforcement and legal entities to address the issue of both crime and victim adequately.

Amnesty International, with Ethical Culture, is endeavoring to provide channels of action for all concerned to express their intention through concerted actions, and to express their outrage and their desire to both publicize and eradicate these conditions

The Moderator:

CHRISTINE OKIKE, who has worked on T-visa matters and has assisted at the Human Trafficking Intervention Court in Queens as part of Sanctuary for Families Anti-Trafficking Pilot Initiative

The Panelists:

NANCY RIVARD, President and Founder of Airline Ambassadors International, which works closely with Customs Border Protection to develop training tailored to airline/ airport personnel, hotel employees, law enforcement and ground transportation to identify trafficking incidents on airlines.

RABBI RACHEL KAHN-TROSTER, Director of Education and Outreach for Rabbis for Human Rights, who will speak on slavery in our supply chain, on investor advocacy, and on agricultural slavery.

GABRIELLE FONROUGE, National Correspondent and Investigative Reporter for the New York Post, who will discuss how traffickers use the Internet.

JAMES KLEIN, Inspector and Commanding Officer of the Vice Unit of the NYPD

THOMAS MILANO, Captain and Commanding Officer of the Major Case Teams (which include the Human Trafficking Team) of the NYPD, will speak about the changes in NYPD VICE and how enforcement law is helping to end trafficking.

Note: This is part 2 of a 3-part series on Human Trafficking. In September, we presented the documentary film, “Trafficked in America.” And next month, on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 3, we will have a Book Discussion of The Slave Next Door, by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Social Hall
Food & Water Watch
Food & Water Watch
Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Social Hall
 
 
Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 28, 2018 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 28, 2018 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

THEME:  ELICIT THE BEST – Empathy and Understanding

Some Highlights:

All Activities held in Meditation Space, The Art Space or in Gilmor Sloane House

  • Cocktails on the porch
  • Ethical Friday Theater in the Woods.  Perhaps one of Eddie Antar’s plays
  • Music and games
  • Saturday Morning Colloquy
  • Off-grounds adventure:  Storm King  Indicators: Artists on Climate Change. Variety of media.  
  • Poetry Appreciation Readings
  • Ethical Family Dinner at Gilmor Sloane House
  • Storytelling with Richard and “Campfire” roasting marshmallows
  • Sunday Morning Platform
  • Just hanging out on the porch and talking

RESERVE TO GUARANTEE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS!

All weekend reservations are for Gilmor Sloane House only

Full Weekend Rates (dinner Friday – lunch Sunday) per person, double occupancy

$297 Gilmor Sloane House (w/private bath) – Includes roundtrip transportation to and from Stony Point

Mail or bring a $100 deposit to: Yolanta Kosmaczewska, Room 510.

For Daytrippers (Full day Saturday)

$70 includes lunch and dinner – Includes roundtrip transportation to and from Stony Point

Mail or bring a $25.00 deposit to: Yolanta Kosmaczewska, Room 510

For further details, contact Maggie at 212-874-5210 x113.

For financial aid, contact Leaders Anne Klaeysen and Richard Koral at x119

TRANSPORTATION

We’ll arrange as many driver/passenger rides as we can, and provide the train schedule with pickup at the station for others.

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Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Ethical NYC Annual Autumn Getaway
Friday, October 26, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, October 28, 2018 (All day)
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY

THEME:  ELICIT THE BEST – Empathy and Understanding

Some Highlights:

All Activities held in Meditation Space, The Art Space or in Gilmor Sloane House

  • Cocktails on the porch
  • Ethical Friday Theater in the Woods.  Perhaps one of Eddie Antar’s plays
  • Music and games
  • Saturday Morning Colloquy
  • Off-grounds adventure:  Storm King  Indicators: Artists on Climate Change. Variety of media.  
  • Poetry Appreciation Readings
  • Ethical Family Dinner at Gilmor Sloane House
  • Storytelling with Richard and “Campfire” roasting marshmallows
  • Sunday Morning Platform
  • Just hanging out on the porch and talking

RESERVE TO GUARANTEE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS!

All weekend reservations are for Gilmor Sloane House only

Full Weekend Rates (dinner Friday – lunch Sunday) per person, double occupancy

$297 Gilmor Sloane House (w/private bath) – Includes roundtrip transportation to and from Stony Point

Mail or bring a $100 deposit to: Yolanta Kosmaczewska, Room 510.

For Daytrippers (Full day Saturday)

$70 includes lunch and dinner – Includes roundtrip transportation to and from Stony Point

Mail or bring a $25.00 deposit to: Yolanta Kosmaczewska, Room 510

For further details, contact Maggie at 212-874-5210 x113.

For financial aid, contact Leaders Anne Klaeysen and Richard Koral at x119

TRANSPORTATION

We’ll arrange as many driver/passenger rides as we can, and provide the train schedule with pickup at the station for others.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, October 28, 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
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children: Happy Bones Festival
Ethics for Children: Happy Bones Festival
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

This year's Happy Bones Festival will feature a "Green" costume-making workshop and Ancestors' Altar (bring a photo of an ancestor).

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11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

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

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Jared Fox - The Kids are All Write: Supporting LGBTQ Students, Friends, and Families
Sunday Platform - Jared Fox - The Kids are All Write: Supporting LGBTQ Students, Friends, and Families
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

In September 2013, Jared Fox was walking to a gay bar in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. On the sidewalk leading up to the bar, 20 kids were waiting to attack the next person to go in. That night, it happened to be Jared. During this conversation Jared will describe his journey going from surviving a hate crime, to thriving in creating change with LGBTQ youth.

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Jared Fox received his B.A. in Community Organizing/Activism and Politics from Lake Forest College outside of Chicago. He then launched a career driven by his conviction that all students should receive an excellent education, which took him to New Orleans, Louisiana. He relocated to New York City in 2012 and began working for the New York City Department of Education.

Presider: Steve Serling

Shared Charity: GLSEN

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, October 28, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Room 508
Climate Chat w/ Ethical NYC Environmental Stewardship Committee
Climate Chat w/ Ethical NYC Environmental Stewardship Committee
Sunday, October 28, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Room 508

with Monica Weiss and Vince Brancato, Co-Chairs of the Ethical NYC Environmental Stewardship Committee.

Learn about the fine work of our climate partners--350NYC, Food and Water Watch, and NYC Grassroots Alliance--are doing, and find out how you can be part of a global climate solution. Hear reports about projects and campaigns they are promoting, and get updates on ways to influence your neighbors, families, and communities to pursue more sustainable-living choices.