Event Calendar

Sunday, January 6, 2019

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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 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: Humanizing Criminal Justice
Sunday Platform - Anne Klaeysen: Humanizing Criminal Justice
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

In the U.S. Congress, the NY State Legislature, and in other state legislative bodies across the country, criminal justice reform packages are being seriously considered with the intent of righting past wrongs.

The priority focus of Brennan Center for Justice, a prominent voice in the reform movement, is to reduce mass incarceration while keeping down crime. Georgetown Law Professor Shon Hopwood decries a system that "sends people to prison as a first response instead of a last resort." We will examine recent calls for reform and their chances for success, as well as the role we can play to right past wrongs.

Presider: Monica Weiss

Shared Charity: The Fortune Society

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Young Ethical Explorers: Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club
Young Ethical Explorers: Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join us every 1st Sunday for our Freethinking Children's Philosophy Club!

Through movement games, we'll wear MLK's "Garment of Destiny" to explore "the inescapable web of mutuality," playing with the direct and indirect effects of our actions.

This month's theme: Justice January

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly." -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Inviting all NYC open-minded and humanist families! Newcomers are most welcome. Suggested donation for participation is a voluntary contribution for visitors and free for Ethical NYC members. Participate freely on a trial basis for a few visits as you consider the potential commitment of becoming an Ethical Member-Family!

Monthly Schedule (subject to change):

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.

 
 
12:30 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 12:30pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
12:30 PM
School Cafeteria (6th Floor)
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 12:30pm
School Cafeteria (6th Floor)
 
Join Leader Anne Klaeysen, Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann, newcomer host Susan Needles, and other Society members to find out who we are and what we do while enjoying a delicious lunch! This is an opportunity to ask about the Society and our philosophy, social ethics, programs, and membership. All are welcome! Please RSVP by calling ext. 1113 or at mdetermann@nysec.org
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Social Justice Theater: The Castle by David Rothenberg
Social Justice Theater: The Castle by David Rothenberg
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

The Castle, written and directed by David Rothenberg, is a dramatic and inspirational tale of four formerly incarcerated New Yorkers' courageous paths to rebuilding their lives.

From the New York Times:

“The Castle” had its origins in 1967, when David Rothenberg, the show’s director, produced “Fortune and Men’s Eyes,” an Off Broadway play about a man’s experience in a youth detention center. He went on to establish the nonprofit Fortune Society, which seeks to improve prison conditions and help ex-convicts. The castle in the title is the society’s stately halfway house on the Upper West Side, for people newly out of the penal system.

Q&A with David follows!