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Sunday Platform – Intergenerational Winter Solstice Festival: “Weaving the Light and the Night” w/ Bonita Oliver
December 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Join us for a delightful morning of solstice celebration as our inter-generational community gathers to reflect on our relationship with nature. Explore how the cycle of waning daylight affords opportunities for dreaming, healing, reflection, and quietude, and how humans since the beginning have created ceremonies of light for warmth, safety, and storytelling. Through storytelling, music, singing and meditations, our festival team will weave the threads of the human story into the tapestry that we call nature. We are so happy that this year Bonita Oliver will be joining us.
Bonita Oliver is a multidisciplinary artist, actress, and award-winning filmmaker. She also performs under the pseudonym “French Leave.” The message of her work — which is largely improvised— is about transition, the process of moving through. As a solo artist, Bonita has performed at venues such as The Northampton Center for The Arts, The Juilliard School, Joe’s Pub, and The Schomburg Center. She is a founding member of “Moving Star,” a vocal group in residence at Carnegie Hall, where she has recently led a program for children and families.
Shared Charity: Encampment for Citizenship
Presider: Audrey Kindred and Leader Dr. Richard Koral
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.