November 9 at RYSEC: “Uproot and Reseed: Decolonizing Ethical Humanism”

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On November 9, the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture hosts an experiential workshop for Ethical Humanists to dialogue, reflect, create, and embody a decolonized Ethical Humanist movement.

Uproot and Reseed: Decolonizing Ethical Humanism

An Experiential, Experimental Workshop

Saturday, November 9, 2019: 10 am – 5 pm

Register here:

Ethical Humanism developed from traditions of reason, philosophical inquiry, continuous learning. Until now, our community’s guiding philosophy is largely rooted in thought influenced by the Enlightenment, with an emphasis on reason and the individual. This has also largely excluded intuitive and experiential ways of knowing and learning. And as a dominant worldview, that tradition has often supported patriarchy, racism, and imperialism.

What if it is time to renew, reorient, decolonize? What does an Ethical Humanism look like with a wider canon, broader emphasis, an intentional effort to center the experience of those often silenced — even by us? How could this better center our commitment to human worth and human connection? How do we, with attention to serious theoretical work and experiential ways of knowing, develop practices that are inclusive, egalitarian, and healing? Come join us as we begin this work together.

Workshop Presenters:

Current Ethical Culture Leaders-in-Training: Christian Hayden, Je Hooper, storäe michele, Sarah Tielemans Presenter bios

Additional presenter Anthony Cruz, Liberation Theologian and Interreligious Scholar

Who: Anyone who identifies as a humanist and/or Ethical Culturist interested in growing and learning about how the Ethical Humanism might grow and change

What: An experiential workshop, where participants dialogue, reflect, challenge and create

When: November 9, 2019: 10 am – 5 pm (Optional light breakfast and social hour from 9-10 am)

Where: Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture

4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale/Bronx, NY 10471

Free Parking Available at Fieldston School with RSVP by 11/7

(parking pass will be available for you to print with Eventbrite ticket confirmation, or pick it up at the site)

Registration (includes lunch): $20 before 11/4, $25 11/4 and after

Low Income Registration (includes lunch): $10

Sponsorship Registration (includes lunch): $50

Additional donations towards workshop expenses greatly appreciated.


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