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CANCELLED Assembly 2020 Sunday Platform – Jé Hooper: “I’ve Come This Far by Faith: A Vision for Ethical Culture Leadership” (Online)
August 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Notice: This event has been cancelled.
Join us as we explore leadership ideas of imagination, intuition, and meaning-making. Be a part of this platform designed by Jé and brought to you by thoughts for, and appreciation of, his unique gifts to humanism. Louise Jett will also be welcomed as an emerging Leader in the Ethical Culture Movement. This collective sharing of poetry, music, and passionate visions for the past, present, and future of Ethical Culture will stir our imagination and challenge us to bring out our best. Join members of the National Leaders Council and musician of conviction and consciousness, Lindsey Wilson.
Jé Hooper brings artistry, passion, and fierce dedication to his leadership and community building. He has delivered Platform talks, AEU Assembly workshops, and a conference on “Decolonizing Ethical Humanism.” Jé’s film, Humanitas: A Conscious Coloring of Kindness, based on the relationship between W.E.B. DuBois and Felix Adler, and funded in part by the AEU Mossler Fellowship grant, premiered at NYSEC last February and has been shown at a number of other Societies since. Jé’s recent Facebook Live and IGTV production, Keep Liv’n’, emphasizes the importance of cultural care and self-care. Jé has an MA in Theology from Union Theological Seminary, and is a current PhD candidate.
Jé calls himself the “Ethical Evangelist.” His work as creative-clergy and a performance-scholar focuses on Black intellectual thought, homiletics, and decolonizing humanism. His “word-working” emphasizes human freedom and interconnectedness through embodiment, intuition, creativity, and improvisation, and he describes his “folx-talk” as a love language that aids the congregational practice of culture care for empowering community-life.
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.