Angeline joined us to share reflections of the strategy and accomplishments of the Student Nonviolent Movement of the 1960’s and the actions of the adult community that supported them.
Angeline Butler, currently an Adjunct Professor in Africana Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, has recently been honored by the Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence Award (April 2019, The 28th Anniversary Malcolm King. Annual Scholarship Breakfast at John Jay College of Criminal Justice (2018), The Selma Jubilee “Freedom Flame Award” and was presented a sermon on Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Saint Peters Lutheran Church in 2012. Ms. Butler is a professional entertainer and has a massive number of credits in variety TV with Johnny Carson, Dick Cavett, Hugh Hefner, performances with Duke Ellington and Count Basie Orchestras and is a recording artist on both Columbia Records and Coburt-MGM Records. She is an alumni of Columbia University, The Juilliard School and Fisk University. A recent publication is “Hands On the Freedom Plow: Accounts by Women of SNCC” University of Illinois Press. (2012)& (2010) Press.
Sunday Platform is our most important and long-standing community event. These gatherings educate, stimulate personal growth, inspire reflection and action, and strengthen our community. Sunday meetings usually begin with music, followed by greetings and a talk given by a Society Leader, member, or guest. Platforms cover a variety of topics that reflect current events, pressing social issues, and Ethical Culture philosophy. A collection basket is passed and money is shared between the Society and a charity selected for that day. While contributions are always appreciated, Sunday meetings are free and open to the public. Each Sunday meeting is followed by a luncheon and social hour.
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