Event Calendar

Sunday, December 16, 2018

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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Bring your favorite poems to finish 2018.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, December 16, 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 - Winter Festival Intergenerational Program w/ storäe michele
Sunday Platform - Winter Festival Intergenerational Program w/ storäe michele
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Join our youth programs coordinator Audrey Kindred with special guest storäe michele! This winter solstice celebration, led by our Young Ethical Explorers, brings the whole Ethical community into a collective creative process of making a time capsule as a gift to future Ethical Culture members and friends.

Audrey Kindred is the Director of Family Programs at Ethical NYC, most specifically, of our Young Ethical Explorers program. Our guest, storäe michele, is an artist, art therapist, eco-feminist, writer, director, and educator. An Interdisciplinary M. Div. graduate of Union Theological Seminary, she infuses the arts into theological inquiries — exploring rituals and breathing life into sacred spaces for meaningful reflection through performance, movement, and film.

This afternoon, see storäe michelle’s film, [the listening heart], and have the opportunity to speak with storäe.

Presider: Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: This week’s shared charity, the Encampment for Citizenship, founded by the New York Society for Ethical Culture, conducts residential summer programs with year-round follow-up for young people of widely diverse backgrounds and nations. It provides youth with a compelling experience in democratic living, with emphasis on critical thinking and social action

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Young Ethical Explorers: Winter Festival w/ storäe michele
Young Ethical Explorers: Winter Festival w/ storäe michele
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Topic: Winter Festival! Join the whole Ethical family in making a TIME CAPSULE as a gift to the future Ethical Culture community. (Details on pg.1) Stay for a special opportunity at 1pm to meet artist storäe michele and watch her wonderful film, the listening heart.

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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.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Ugly Sweaters and Sweets: Holiday Lunch and Cookie Swap
Ugly Sweaters and Sweets: Holiday Lunch and Cookie Swap
Sunday, December 16, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor

Do you have a sweater that you wear ONLY on winter holidays? Wear it on Dec. 16! This applies to our Ethical family children, too!

And, do you bake cookies and other holiday treats? Bring them along for dessert to our special luncheon — in Ceremonial Hall, at 12:30pm following the Winter Festival. (Monies from the bake sale will go to support our Women’s Shelter.)

We’ll honor and enjoy your tasty holiday treats, and vote on the wildest sweater.

 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Film & Discussion: [the listening heart] w/ Director storäe michele
Film & Discussion: [the listening heart] w/ Director storäe michele
Sunday, December 16, 2018 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join us for a screening of The Listening Heart by storäe michele.

Click here to watch the trailer!

An Afro-Native Futuristic film, [the listening heart] is performed by an amazing cast of all women of color, embodying poetry, song, and dance. This film uplifts the feminine divine and investigates the ways in which we communicate meanings of love.

[the listening heart], brings to life an original story grounded in Mayan and Yoruba cosmologies. The protagonist Ix Chel originated from collaborative conversations with Edyka Chilomé, as a child healer learning the meanings of the word "love." [Re]indigenizing the myth of the Mayan Goddess Ix Chel –a healer connected to Earth as a midwife of safe passage– this story follows a common paradigm of women who are hurt and disembodied when going against social norms. But, in this film, their voices are reclaimed through self-healing.

Brave space is created to speak to the mistruths we were given about love and ways to radically transform them through art as ritual, folk-talk and deep listening.

This film features dynamic individuals: Jadele McPherson, Shantez Tolbut, Jaguar Mary X, Kevonnie Shelton, Cocoa Sarai, Jaye Watts, Alexandria Johnson, Esperanza Lin, Medina Ouida, Kay Lowry, Tamara Dumay Murad, Jessica Peñaranda and Jazmin Peralta--who are exceptional artist, performers, entrepreneurs, mothers, activists, singers, songwriters, dancers, poets, & educators.