Event Calendar

June 2017

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12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings: “The Woman Who Gave Us the Science of Normal Life” by Sasha Chapman, Nautilus, 3/30/17 (http://nautil.us/issue/46/balance/the-woman-who-gave-us-the-science-of-normal-life
 
 

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

 
 
4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Ethics in Education Spring Symposium: Teaching Ethically in Unethical Times
Ethics in Education Spring Symposium: Teaching Ethically in Unethical Times
Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
4:30pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ethics-in-education-network-spring-symposium-tickets-32518874830

www.ethicsineducation.org

For info or to request an invoice/purchase order, events [at] ethicsineducation.org.

Vegan dinner will be served at 7:00 PM.

How should we as educators respond to hate-infused speech and "alternative facts"? What tools can we give students to support their effective engagement in civic life? If you're a current or future teacher, school administrator, youth worker, or community activist, join us for the second Ethics In Education Network symposium. Please register as soon as possible so we can plan for you.

THE PROGRAM

John Dewey's Ethics
Dr. Joe Chuman, Leader, Ethical Society of Bergen County and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University 

Demonstration with Students: Ethics and the News
Joseph Murphy, Language Teacher and Ethics Department Chair, Dwight-Englewood School

Ethics and the Environment
Damien Jones, Outreach Specialist for the Climate & Energy program, Union of Concerned Scientists

 

 

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Topic: Fashion Statements for the Aging
with Liz Singer, President, New York Society for Ethical Culture, and Fashion Consultant
 

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 212-721-4407 and simply leave a message with your name and phone #.  

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 1, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics in Film: The Big Easy
Ethics in Film: The Big Easy
Friday, June 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:15pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator: Chris Everett
 
Directed by Jim McBride
 
A film that captures the steamy, colorful essence of New Orleans, this crime thriller tells the romantic story of a classy detective whose investigation of a gangland murder lands him in trouble with the city's new District Attorney, a woman with a rigid penchant for following the letter of the law.

Post-film discussion led by Chris Everett

 
 
12:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor
Champions of Change 2017: Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Luncheon
Champions of Change 2017: Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross Public Service Luncheon
Saturday, June 3, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th Floor

Register here: https://championsofchange2017.eventbrite.com

The New York Society for Ethical Culture "Champions of Change" Public Service Award series is named and acknowledges the lifetime achievements of Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross. An acclaimed psychiatrist and pediatrician, she served under New York Governor Mario Cuomo until she unexpectedly passed away on January 16, 2017.

Dr. Ross was the commissioner for the New York State Commission of Corrections and Chair of its Medical Review Board. She had a long career dedicated to community outreach. Over the years, she held many leadership positions in mental health with numerous organizations. She was passionate about protecting the welfare of children and senior citizens.

Dr. Ross was known for her work with children of incarcerated parents using livestream telecommunication systems and organizing a monthly workshop for seniors called "Ethical Elders." She was a very loved and valued member of the Society, serving on the NYSEC Board of Trustees and as Chair of the Social Service Board.

Ceremonial Hall - Saturday, June 3, 2017

12:00 Entertainment
12:30 Lunch
1:00 Program

 
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10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 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
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

This month's theme: Joyful June

Playing in The Sky's Playground: We will be creating our own ethical voices and visions, collaborating with guest writer Deepali Srivastava.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Richard Koral: The Digital Me
Sunday Meeting - Richard Koral: The Digital Me
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

with Leader Dr. Richard Koral
Henryka Komanska presides

We strive to treat each other as unique individuals with worth and dignity. How can we support the integrity of the individual in an algorithmic world?

This week's shared charity: Ali Forney Center

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Stoic School of Life
Stoic School of Life
Monday, June 5, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Join me and other fellow students of Stoicism for a discussion. Topic TBA.

 
 
6:30 PM
Social Hall
Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 6:30pm
Social Hall

Join us for a screening of Josh Fox's new film, AWAKE- A Dream from Standing Rock.

Grassroots Alliance is a coalition of environmental groups focused on replacing the use of fossil fuels, especially fracked shale gas, with wind, water and solar power. Events range from screenings to panel discussions to rallies and art builds. Meetings are on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans
 

by P. Krugman
The New York Times, 5/29/17

"Princeton, 'the Pleasantest Country Club' Takes On the Yawning Class Divide"
by D. Leonhardt
The New York Times, 5/30/17

"Show HUD's Budget Cuts the Door"
by the Editorial Board
The New York Times, 5/30/17

"Young and Unemployed, Tunisians Agitate for a Second Revolution"
by C. Gall
The New York Times, 5/30/17

"Romance in Riyadh"
by the Editorial Board
The New York Times, 5/23/17

"How Fighting Corruption Could Imperil Brazil's Political Stability"
by A. Taub
The New York Times, 5/30/17

 
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Books Discussion Group -See selections below
Great Books Discussion Group -See selections below
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Larry Schiff, Tamara Bedic and Carol Kennedy, Co-organizers and event hosts

 

THE COUNTRY WHERE NOBODY EVER GREW OLD AND DIED, William Maxwell; A CITY OF CHURCHES, Donald Barthelme; BLIND FISH, Melanie Rae Thon; FLIES ON THE CEILING, Jaime Hernandez

Read the selections in advance (they’re usually under 70 pages), and be prepared to discuss the questions that interest you by referring and reading to us the specific related text. Because this is the format for the discussion, it is important that we all have the same text. To purchase The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus we’ll be using through June, 2017, go to this website: http://store.greatbooks.org/colleges-book-groups/literature-anthologies/....   Visit www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Great-Books-Discussion-Group to learn more about us.

 

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Reading: “My Life with the Physics Dream Team” by Steve Paulson, Nautilus, 12/8/16 (http://nautil.us/issue/43/heroes/my-life-with-the-physics-dream-team
 
 

Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall
Radical Age Movement Meeting: What It Takes to Have a Humane and Peaceful Death
Radical Age Movement Meeting: What It Takes to Have a Humane and Peaceful Death
Thursday, June 8, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Ceremonial Hall

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-it-takes-to-have-a-humane-and-peaceful-death-tickets-34572107103

Presenter: Laurie Leonard, Executive Director, End of Life Choices NY

Is ageism standing in the way of your right to choose? The Radical Age Movement invites you to join us as we discuss what it takes to have a humane and peaceful death. Today, when medical advances can extend life, death can become quite complicated. Where is the fine line between prolonging life and prolonging death?

The Radical Age Movement is a grassroots nationwide effort that challenges traditional notions of ageing and introduces new ideas for building co-creative and interdependent communities. Join us for good food, lively discussion, and consciousness raising, and discover the impact of ageing in your own life. Whether you've attended one of our past Consciousness Raising events or are attending for the first time, you will constantly be surprised by what you learn.

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Ethics and the Theater: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Friday, June 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
(6:30pm reception - light refreshments)

Ethics and the Theater will present Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner by Corinne Jacker.

Richard and Barbara are at a crisis point in their young marriage, their dilemma compounded by the provocative presence of Barbara's attractive unmarried sister, Emily. All pretense is stripped away until the three come to accept the truth — about themselves and each other.

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

 

 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Colloquy
Colloquy
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508
 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 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 Meeting - Dr. Terry Perlin: "Life (and Death) in the ICU"
Sunday Meeting - Dr. Terry Perlin: "Life (and Death) in the ICU"
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Hospital Intensive Care, also known as Critical Care, is potentially life-saving and very challenging for all involved: doctors, nurses,therapists and, especially, patients and their families/friends. This talk, based on 22 years of ethics consultation and teaching of medical residents in an ICU, will address problems and possibilities, focusing on actual cases, for all who must struggle in critical clinical situations.

Terry M. Perlin, Ph.D. is a Consultant in Medical Ethics in hospitals, nursing facilities and hospices. He is Emeritus Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Research Fellow, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University [OH]. He has served as director of the medical ethics program at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and as Visiting Professor at Wright State University School of Medicine and University of California, San Francisco.

This week's shared charity: Physicians for Human Rights
Maggie Determann presides

 
 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

This month's theme: Joyful June

Playing in The Sky's Playground: We will be creating our own ethical voices and visions, collaborating with guest writer Deepali Srivastava.

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Room 508
Ethics in the News
Ethics in the News
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
Room 508

Abe Markman presides

A lively give and take on compelling issues and events 

 
 
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Sunday, June 11, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm
Ceremonial Hall

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. 

 
 
5:30 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
NYSEC Board of Directors Meeting
NYSEC Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 5:30pm
Adler Study - Room 514
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

 

With Maggie Determann (filling in for 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 7:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
A Beginner's Guide to Mindful Meditation
A Beginner's Guide to Mindful Meditation
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Rob Hofman

Come relax with an introductory course on various forms of mindful meditation.

6 sessions
(June 14 - July 19)

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library Room 507
350NYC Climate Education & Sustainable Solutions Group Meeting
350NYC Climate Education & Sustainable Solutions Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library Room 507

350NYC is the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries to prevent climate chaos.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Reading: “Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul” by Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker, 3/27/17 (http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/03/27/daniel-dennetts-science-of-the-soul
 
 

Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Senior Planet Center, 127 W. 25th St, New York, NY 10011
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 6:00pm
Senior Planet Center, 127 W. 25th St, New York, NY 10011
 
Topic: Senior Planet Center Tour (We will meet at 127 W. 25th Street)
with Thomas Kamber, PhD.
 

Light refreshments will be served. 

We urge you to register by calling 212-721-4407 and simply leave a message with your name and phone #.  

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 15, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
The Music Café at Ethical: Whitney Marchelle & the John Wilmeth Jazz Trio
The Music Café at Ethical: Whitney Marchelle & the John Wilmeth Jazz Trio
Friday, June 16, 2017 -
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.
 
Guest MC/Vocalist Whitney Marchelle and the John Wilmeth Jazz trio bring us a bevy of musical talent — with many a seasoned performer along with some new arrivals.
 
Sign up to perform, or sit back and enjoy. Get up and dance when the spirit moves you (and it usually does). Music to delight the heart, soothe the soul, and move the spirit, from jazz to folk, ballad to blues, classics to contemporary.
 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading
Poetry Reading
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides
 

Join us!  Come read and chat about your favorite poems. 

 

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 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
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

This month's theme: Joyful June

Children's Town Hall Meeting: Reflect on our year and plan for the future!

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Joe Chuman: "The Worse Angels of Our Nature: (Im)moral Leadership in High Places"
Sunday Meeting - Joe Chuman: "The Worse Angels of Our Nature: (Im)moral Leadership in High Places"
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

with Leader Dr. Joe Chuman
Bonnie Bean presides

The president of the United States presents two agendas. The first is vested in the policies that he promotes and executes. The second is conveyed by the moral stature with which he comports himself. The American public projects a great deal of authority onto its presidents, and much is expected. From George Washington forward, it is assumed that the president will be the conveyor of certain virtues, even as most have fallen short — honesty, magnanimity, generosity, and the dignity of the office among them. The president in this regard is not only the chief executive; he is also a moral teacher. Beyond the harm exacted by his policies, we can justifiably concern ourselves about the damage done to the moral fabric of American society perpetrated by the persona of Donald Trump. It is a question we will investigate.

This week's shared charity: Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 18, 2017 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
7:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Monday, June 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Join Leader Anne Klaeysen, Membership Coordinator Maggie Determann and Society members 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
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Topical Study Group
Topical Study Group
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

With Leader Dr. Richard Koral

This group will research and review resource materials on a particular topic for the purpose of gaining an expertise, one issue at a time. This focus could lead to ethical action in coordination with the Ethical Action Committee. Examples of topics to adopt include income inquality and the waning of the American Dream, incarceration of the untreated mentally ill, and racial injustice.

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Leader's Office, Room 502
Adler Reading Seminar
Adler Reading Seminar
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Leader's Office, Room 502

with Leader Dr. Joseph Chuman.

Discuss the works of Felix Adler and other thinkers whose writings are seminal to the Ethical Culture and Humanist philosophy. Register to receive reading assignments in advance. Please contact Maggie Determann at mdeterman@nysec.org or 212-874-5210 x 113.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Massimo's Philosophy Cafe
Massimo's Philosophy Cafe
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Please join us for a Socratic discussion. Topic TBA.

 
 
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
A Beginner's Guide to Mindful Meditation
A Beginner's Guide to Mindful Meditation
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Rob Hofman

Come relax with an introductory course on various forms of mindful meditation.

6 sessions
(June 14 - July 19)

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library Room 507
350NYC Fossil Fuel Divestment Group Meeting
350NYC Fossil Fuel Divestment Group Meeting
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library Room 507

350NYC is the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries to prevent climate chaos.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings: “Minding Matter” by Adam Frank, Aeon, 3/13/17 (https://aeon.co/essays/materialism-alone-cannot-explain-the-riddle-of-consciousness
 
 

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

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 22, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
7:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Comedy Corner at Ethical: John Fugelsang
Comedy Corner at Ethical: John Fugelsang
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
This week features John Fugelsang, host of “Tell Me Everything” on Sirius XM Insight, and of the daily national TV show Page Six, which will premiere in September. John can also be seen with Stephanie Miller on their nationwide “Sexy Liberal Comedy Tour.”
 
Sixteen year-old Simon Cadel has been performing professionally since he was 12, on the New York City comedy circut as well as in San Francisco and Toronto. He's a star on the new sitcom, "Raising Expectations."

Host/MC Scott Blakeman is an original member of Laughing Liberally, New York’s longest running political comedy show, and frequently appears on CNN and MSNBC.

 
 
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Auditorium
American Indian Community House: Celebration of Rainbow Pride
American Indian Community House: Celebration of Rainbow Pride
Saturday, June 24, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Auditorium

In honor LGBT NYC's Pride Week. The American Indian Community House will co-host "Celebration of Rainbow Pride" along with The New York Society of Ethical Culture, Lil'T Entertainment & Fashions LLC, and the GLBT Project.

This event will feature Native American/First Nations/Indigenous Two Spirit LGBTQI Artists to showcase.
-Music Performances
-Presentations
-Comedy Acts
-Storytelling
-Poetry Readings / Spoken Word
-Film Screenings
& More.
Agenda coming soon...

NYC's Native American HIV/AIDS Prevention spokesperson and recording artist PrEPahHontoz will debut her new single "Take The Pill" to be released on itunes from lil' T Entertainment LLC. www.PrEPahHontoz.com

International Pop Recording Artist - Tony Enos will Perform his hit single "Two Spirit". www.tonyenosmusic.com

The event will feature some of the local New York City, Native/Indigenous Two Spirit, LGBTQI talent to be announced. www.aich.org
For booking or questions contact sraymore@aich.org

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by:
American Indian Community House
lil'T Entertainment
New York Society of Ethical Culture
New York Women's Foundation - women helping women
Novo Foundation - Create Change
Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective of La Mama
The GLBT Project
Tides Foundation - What's Possible

 
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10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 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
Ethics for Children
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

This month's theme: Joyful June

Our final gathering until the fall!

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Our Children's Voices: Empowering the Next Generation of Climate Activism
Sunday Meeting - Our Children's Voices: Empowering the Next Generation of Climate Activism
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

There is truth and hope in the saying, "a child shall lead us."

Our platform will feature interviews with two families whose children have taken the initiative to engage in climate actions of their choosing with support from their parents and teachers. Sonia Zinkin-Meyer has started a petition calling for a carbon tax and she appears on a Climate March video. Ajani Stella testified with us at the Teacher's Retirement System Board meeting about divestment and also spoke at the Valentine's Day divestment rally which he hand delivered 5,000 signatures to the Comptroller's office with 350NYC.

Monica Weiss presides
This week's shared charity: Our Children's Trust

Ajani Stella is a 10 year old native New Yorker attending PS 41 in the West Village.  He has had the good fortune to see some Earth's most valuable natural treasures in the rainforests and jungles of Central America, the Amazon, and India as well as the Serengeti in Africa. He is deeply concerned regarding the affect of climate change in these areas and his own NYC.  This concern and his love of science has led him to his desire to be an inventor to help affordably address renewable energy sources.

Sonia Zinkin-Meyers is a 6th grader attending NEST+M (New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math) public school. Although she lives in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, Sonia’s family's close ties to Vermont, and her attending Camp Killooleet in Hancock, Vermont for the past two summers have enabled Sonia to tap into a visceral love of the great outdoors and an appreciation for wildlife and our shared environment. Sonia feels that we have a strong responsibility to protect the environment and create more sustainable solutions and communities. She is eager for all kids to have a voice regarding the importance of protecting our environment for future generations.

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, June 25, 2017 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Concert: WHIN Music Project American Youth Orchestra
Concert: WHIN Music Project American Youth Orchestra
Sunday, June 25, 2017 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Join us for this special concert — from the music of Vivaldi and Mozart to The Beatles — by students in the WHIN Music Project (a program founded in 2012 by our Music Director, David Gracia), Opportunity Music Project, and the Celia Cruz High School, in partnership with the United Palace of Cultural Arts.

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Stoic School of Life
Stoic School of Life
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

Join me and other fellow students of Stoicism for a discussion. Topic TBA.

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adler Study - Room 514
Speaking of Science: Revisiting The Bell Curve
Speaking of Science: Revisiting The Bell Curve
Monday, June 26, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Adler Study - Room 514

With Joseph Fashing, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at SUNY Purchase

Perhaps no book in the past fifty years is a better example of the pernicious misuse of “science” than The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. Under the guise of “dispassionate inquiry,” Charles Murray (a political scientist) and Richard Herrnstein (an educational psychologist) weigh in with a lengthy argument about the genetic roots of inequality that provides the moral underpinning of public policies that continue to undermine the educational and economic opportunities of African-Americans and Latinos. The deficiencies of the arguments advanced in this book and in the earlier work of the two authors, along with their policy and political consequences, will be the focus of the discussion. A brief review of the critiques of geneticists, psychologists and others will be included.

JOSEPH FASHING has taught for more than thirty years at SUNY Purchase. Before that he taught at the Universities of New Mexico and Oregon. Professor Fashing received his BA and MA from the University of California Santa Barbara and his PhD in sociology from the University of Oregon. He also holds a law degree from Pace University.

Coffe, wine, and other light refreshments will be available.

 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!

 
 
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesdays with TED - Talks, That Is
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507

 

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, June 27, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans
 

by S. Hadley and M. Yusuf
The New York Times, 6/16/17

"Where Did 'We the People' Go?"
by T. Friedman
The New York Times, 6/21/17

"Zombies, Vampires and Republicans"
by P. Krugman
The New York Times, 6/19/17

"Why Young Voters Love Old Socialists"
by S. Leonard
The New York Times, 6/18/17

"State Dept. Lashes Out Over Qatar Embargo"
by G. Harris
The New York Times, 6/21/17

"Amazon's Growing Monopoly Bite"
by L. Khan
The New York Times, 6/21/17

 
 
 
2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethical Death Café
Ethical Death Café
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
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 7:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
A Beginner's Guide to Mindful Meditation
A Beginner's Guide to Mindful Meditation
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Rob Hofman

Come relax with an introductory course on various forms of mindful meditation.

6 sessions
(June 14 - July 19)

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library Room 507
350NYC General Public Meeting
350NYC General Public Meeting
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library Room 507

350NYC is the local affiliate of 350.org, a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries to prevent climate chaos.

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 
Readings: “The Use and Abuse of Science” by Harry Collins, Spiked Review, March 2017 (http://www.spiked-online.com/spiked-review/article/the-use-and-abuse-of-science/19615#.WO1GZPkrLcs
 
 

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

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
The Joy of Personal Writing
The Joy of Personal Writing
Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
 
NONFICTION WRITING WORKSHOP led by Elaine Berman Gurney.

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

Advance registration is required for the entire eight-week term.

Get started writing, find your writing impulse and work on basic and more complex writing skills. You can belong to a supportive group of writers, some just starting and others with more experience. All are welcome!