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Sunday Platform – Angel Rodriquez: Avenues for Justice
October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Angel Rodriguez will talk with us about Avenues For Justice, a community-based organization in NYC that provides alternatives to incarceration and crime prevention programs to over 400 youthful offenders and at-risk youth ages 13-24 each year. Over the last 40 years, AFJ has had remarkable success in supporting thousands of young people who are getting the second chance they deserve, and whose potential would be wasted without alternative sentencing.
ANGEL RODRIGUEZ has served as Avenue for Justice’s Executive Director for more than three decades, working with youth in the community in which he grew up, went to school, and still lives today. Part youth worker, part organizational leader, Angel has direct and daily involvement with clients. He received an honorary law degree from the CUNY Law School at Queens College, and was selected as one of three outstanding community activists in New York City to receive the Robin Hood Foundation’s Hero Award.
Shared Charity: Avenues for Justice
Presider: Steve Serling
FREE and open to the public.
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.
To view previous Sunday Platform addresses and interviews, visit the Ethical NYC YouTube channel.