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September 2019

Sunday Platform – “Humanism Across the Atlantic: Looking for Common Ground” with Dutch Humanists

September 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join Leader Anne Klaeysen to welcome Dutch Humanists to Ethical NYC. Following a two-day symposium here at the Society, to which members and visitors are invited, faculty from the University…

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Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Being an Ethicist with Randy Cohen

September 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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After twelve years writing the popular New York Times Magazine column, I examine how the moral landscape – and my own moral reasoning – changed over that time. Plus: how…

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New Sanctuary Coalition – Immigrant Accompaniment Training

September 12, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The New Sanctuary Coalition (NSC) accompaniment program recruits and trains volunteers to accompany people facing deportation to their immigration hearings and ICE check-ins. This provides moral support to the person…

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Ethics and the Theater: Admissions by Joshua Harmon

September 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Sherri Rosen-Mason has been pushing to raise the percentage of minority students at the New England boarding school where she is admissions officer. Doing so, she and her husband believe,…

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Ethics and the Theater: Admissions by Joshua Harmon

September 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Sherri Rosen-Mason has been pushing to raise the percentage of minority students at the New England boarding school where she is admissions officer. Doing so, she and her husband believe,…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: As a Humanist Should I Seek to Get Out of This World?

September 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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All the religions see the human condition as problematic. In Buddhism, the basic reality of the human condition is that life is pain. For Christians, the human being is a…

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An Evening with the League of Women Voters: Early Voting Implementation and Other New Election Programs

September 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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A panel of experts including representatives from the Board of Elections will discuss these election programs and their implementation. Wine and refreshments will be served! Admission (at least 24 hours…

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Jazz Cafe: Patience Higgins

September 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“If you like your jazz uptempo and overflowing with vitality, look no further. Patience Higgins is a cooking, muscular-toned tenorman somewhere between Coleman Hawkins and Sonny Rollins — a musician…

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Sunday Platform – Anne Klaeysen: The Ethical Humanism of the Future

September 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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I take inspiration for this final platform address before my retirement at the end of September from Ethical Culture founder Felix Adler's first and last sermon at Temple Emanu-El in 1873…

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Person Place Thing Podcast LIVE w/ Randy Cohen & Massimo Pigliucci

September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for a FREE live recording of the Person Place Thing podcast, as host and former New York Times Magazine columnist Randy Cohen interviews philosopher Massimo Pigliucci, author of…

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Sunday Platform – Genevieve Guenther: Keywords for a New Climate

September 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Why is there not a bigger movement of people demanding our governments take action on climate change? Part of the problem is that we talk about climate change in ways…

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October 2019

Sunday Platform – Susan Spieler: “Living in the Anthropocene: Looking At Our Global Climate Emergency Through a Psychological Lens”

October 6, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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In the last decade, it has become increasingly clear that we are experiencing a Global Climate Emergency. The existential threat that comes with acknowledging this is overwhelming. It causes many…

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Classics Behind Bars…and Beyond: Euripides’ Herakles and the Human Condition

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Is it possible to forgive someone who has committed crimes? What is our relationship to the way our society handles Justice and Incarceration? Where do our ethics come from? Pay…

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Ethics and the Theater: The Right Words by Eddie Antar

October 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Everyone has daydreams. But Robert’s are driven by guilt at failing, fatally, to find the “right words” at a crucial moment. As these dreams bleed into his real life, Robert…

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Ethics and the Theater: The Right Words by Eddie Antar

October 12, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Everyone has daydreams. But Robert’s are driven by guilt at failing, fatally, to find the “right words” at a crucial moment. As these dreams bleed into his real life, Robert…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Ethics Over a Lifetime

October 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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There’s an adage that a person’s life should not be judged by the worst thing he or she has ever done. Yet dynamics in our society seem to make people…

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Lunch with the League of Women Voters: Gail Benjamin

October 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Gail Benjamin Speaks on 4 Key Revisions in NYC’s Charter Click here to register on Eventbrite! Gail Benjamin has 36 years of experience in land use matters, during the last…

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Jazz Cafe: John di Martino

October 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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"John di Martino truly understands both jazz and Afro-Cuban music and he swings his ass off!" -Mark Levine (Jazz Pianist/Educator) "John’s soul and being come straight through to his music.…

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Sunday Platform – Angel Rodriquez: Avenues for Justice

October 20, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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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…

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Documentary & Discussion: “A Day’s Work” w/ Director David DeSario

October 20, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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A major trend in labor practice in America is the tremendous growth of temporary labor and out-sourced work: a staffing company will be retained by a factory or hotel to…

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“Things You Don’t Know About Asylum and Immigration” w/ Michael Barkow

October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Michael Barkow, an attorney who works pro bono for asylum seekers, will share with us who is really eligible for asylum and the many misconceptions that abound. He will discuss…

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Sunday Platform – Kate Lovelady: “Are Humans Bad for the Earth? Ethical Humanist Stewardship”

October 27, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Many religions have a concept of environmental stewardship that says humans have been given responsibility for the environment and other animals by a creator. Ethical Humanism embraces the theory of…

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Speaking of Science – Cheese Mites to Planet Earth: A History of Natural History Films

October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Since the curtains first went up on early motion picture screens, nature documentaries have enthralled us. The challenges of capturing intimate views of animal life have pushed the boundaries of…

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November 2019

Ethics in Film: Rebel Without a Cause

November 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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As Jim Stark, a troubled, disillusioned teen with major authority issues, James Dean is nothing short of iconic. His Method approach to acting revealed a raw, vulnerable, conflicted character, tentatively…

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Sunday Platform – Carola Otero Bracco: “How National Immigration Policies Are Affecting Our Community”

November 3, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Carola will give an overview of the shifts in national immigration policies in recent years and how this has impacted the immigrant families that live in our communities. We will…

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Lunch and Social Hour

November 3, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for our weekly meal held after each Sunday Platform meeting. This offers time for getting to know one another and organizing events and ethical activism. $10. FREE for…

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Exploring Ethical Dilemmas in: Education w/ Justine Fellows and Peter Hertzberg

November 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for an insightful evening of conversation surrounding the many ethical challenges that administrators, teachers, parents, and students face in our schools. Using case studies from Harvard University’s Justice…

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Stoa Nova – “Stoicism or Epicureanism? Let the Discussion Begin” w/ Catherine Wilson and Massimo Pigliucci

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States

Stoicism and Epicureanism have been around for more than two millennia. Surprisingly, they are being proposed in the 21st century as philosophies to adopt in order to live a life…

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Ethics and the Theater: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

November 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join Ethical NYC every second Friday and Saturday of the month as members and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience, followed by a discussion of the ethical…

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NEW! Encore Performance – Ethics and the Theater: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar

November 9, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join Ethical NYC every second Friday and Saturday of the month as members and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience, followed by a discussion of the ethical…

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Sunday Platform – The Cult of Trump: An Interview with Author Steven Hassan

November 10, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Leader Dr. Joe Chuman interviews Steven Hassan about his new book, The Cult of Trump. "One of America’s leading experts in cults and mind-control provides an eye-opening analysis of Trump…

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Jazz Cafe Presents: The Fying Tomboulians

November 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“A rich and world-wise tone.” -George W. Harris of Jazz Weekly "A rapturous solo reading of the jazz standard I Get Along Without You Very Well features her penchant for…

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Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Fair Share Giving Lasagna Sunday

November 17, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for the kick-off of the 2020 season with the annual Fair Share Giving Lasagna Luncheon. Leader Richard Koral will give a platform talk about the Society and will…

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ERA Coalition Film & Discussion – Home Truth: The Jessica Lenahan Story

November 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for a screening of Home Truth: The Jessica Lenahan Story, followed by a conversation with Jessica Lenahan and Heidi Schreck of What the Constitution Means to Me. Co-sponsored…

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Lunch with the League of Women Voters – Jason Haber On The Battle To Shape NYC’s Skyline

November 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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A Lunch with the League of Women Voters of the City of New York, with guest author and real estate expert Jason Haber Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jason-haber-speaks-on-the-battle-to-shape-nycs-skyline-tickets-77523887033 Join us as Jason Haber,…

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Sunday Platform – Jeff Berardelli: “The Climate Challenge: An Ethical Journey”

November 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Last year, driven by a moral and ethical desire to use his platform to educate the masses on climate change, Jeff left his full-time job as a chief meteorologist in…

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Stoa Nova: What is Wisdom?

November 25, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“Wisdom” is arguably one of the most slippery, and yet important, concepts that concern us all. One way to summarize humanity’s problems over the past several millennia is that our…

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December 2019

Sunday Platform – Burt Neuborne: “When at Times the Mob is Swayed”

December 1, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Drawing on my 55 years as a civil liberties lawyer (I appeared in my first Supreme Court case in 1967), I will attempt to assess the strength of our democratic…

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UWS SOS Town Hall – Vacant Storefronts and Visions for Neighborhood Revitalization: Challenges and Solutions

December 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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City officials discuss the problems of empty storefronts in NYC, and possible solutions to revitalizing commercial street life in our neighborhoods. For more information, visit uwssos.org. Speakers: Scott Stringer, NYC…

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Ethics in Film: Black Narcissus

December 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Presburger. A group of nuns struggle…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: “The Enduring Relevance of Ethical Culture”

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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When Ethical Culture was founded in 1876, as a religious movement dedicated exclusively to the ethical ideals, devoid of the accouterments of the the historical religions, it was radical, distinctive…

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Write for Rights with Amnesty International

December 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Amnesty International USA - NYC Groups 9 & 280's Annual "Write for Rights" event (this year, Sunday, Dec. 8th) to mark Human Rights Day (annually on Dec. 10th)! Sometimes a…

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Lunch with the League of Women Voters – Rebecca Fisher: “The Fight Against Gun Violence in New York”

December 10, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Rebecca Fischer, Executive Director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV), will discuss the actions NYAGV is taking to protect New Yorkers from gun violence. This includes fighting for legislation…

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Ethics and the Theater: Daniel’s Husband by Michael McKeever

December 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“Daniel wants to get married. Mitchell, his partner of seven years, doesn’t. Their differing opinions are merely small irritants in an otherwise perfect relationship — until an unforeseen event forces…

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Chorus Practice

December 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve your singing technique. 1st and 3rd Sundays at 10:00am. 2nd and 4th Sundays at 10:30am.

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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
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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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…

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Ethics and the Theater: Daniel’s Husband by Michael McKeever

December 15, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“Daniel wants to get married. Mitchell, his partner of seven years, doesn’t. Their differing opinions are merely small irritants in an otherwise perfect relationship — until an unforeseen event forces…

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Sunday Platform – Saad Amer: “Climate Action: Why Collective Action is The Answer”

December 22, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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With wildfires in California, devastating hurricanes across the Atlantic, and record temperatures across the US, climate change is more visible than ever. Despite the billions of dollars in damages and…

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Film & Discussion: The Need to Grow

December 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for The Need To GROW, a new documentary that follows pioneers of cutting edge technology as they fight to localize sustainable food systems and regenerate Earth's dying soils.…

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Sunday Platform – Remembrance Sunday

December 29, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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On this last Sunday of the year, we set aside time to reflect and to honor the loved ones of the past for whose gifts we are grateful. We immortalize…

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January 2020

Ethics in Film: That Thing You Do

January 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us every 1st Friday for film screenings followed by a lively discussion of the ethical issues explored led by Chris Everett. Jazz aficionado Guy Patterson injects a four/four rock…

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Sunday Platform – Andrea Reyes: Exploring Fair Trade

January 5, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Speaker Andrea Reyes will share her journey of starting a fair trade fashion brand, becoming a fashion disruptor, and leading the NYC Fair Trade Coalition. Her personal journey began here…

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Book Launch: “How to Live a Good Life: A Guide to Choosing Your Personal Philosophy”

January 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us for the launch of HOW TO LIVE A GOOD LIFE with editors Skye Cleary, Massimo Pigliucci, and Daniel Kaufman, along with contributor and Ethical NYC Leader Emerita Anne…

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Ethics and the Theater: Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan

January 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as members of the Society and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: “Erich Fromm: The Thinker Who Inspired Me Most and His Relevance for Today”

January 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Last September marked the 50th year since I started my career as a professional Ethical Culture leader, in fact, right here at the New York Society. Many personal streams brought…

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Ethics and the Theater: Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan

January 12, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as members of the Society and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.…

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Lunch with The League of Women Voters – Kathryn Garcia: “What To Do With All This Garbage?”

January 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as Kathryn Garcia, NYC Commissioner of Sanitation, explains her career in Sanitation policy. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kathryn-garcia-on-what-is-happening-to-all-new-york-citys-garbage-tickets-86153572655 Commissioner Kathryn Garcia is a lifelong New Yorker. She started her career as…

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Documentary & Discussion: “The Need to GROW” with 350NYC

January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join the Ethical NYC Environmental Stewardship Committee and 350NYC for a screening of The Need to Grow, produced and narrated by Rosario Dawson. Enjoy this intimate look into the hearts…

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Jazz Cafe: Beat Kaestli

January 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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"Kaestli achieves much the same spellbinding effect as José James on For All We Know.” -JazzTimes Magazine "His distinct principle of sparseness sets him apart from the rest. A deeply…

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Sunday Platform – Angeline Butler: Reflections On a Non-Violent Movement

January 19, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Angeline joins 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…

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Documentary & Discussion – The Green Book: Guide to Freedom

January 19, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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In the 1930s, a black postal carrier from Harlem named Victor Green published a book that was part travel guide and part survival guide. It was called The Negro Motorist…

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Sunday Platform – Jason Haber – Futurecity: A Look at the Past, Present, and Future of NYC and Cities Around the World

January 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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For the first time in history, more people live in cities than in rural areas. By 2050, another 2 billion people will occupancy our planet, with two-thirds of them living…

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February 2020

Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Practical Goodness

February 2, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Are people inherently good? Irredeemably bad? Hopelessly lacking guidelines? How do we strive for goodness in an uncertain world? Shared Charity: Encampment for Citizenship Presider: Michelle Ainsworth FREE and open…

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Ethics in Film: The Graduate

February 7, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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"One word: plastics." and "Are you here for an affair?" These lines and others became cultural touchstones as 1960s youth rebellion seeped into the California upper middle-class in Mike Nichols'…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: “When the Political Becomes Personal: Despair and Hope in Trying Times”

February 9, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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There is no doubt that the political environment in which we live affects our moods, our emotions and our well-being. For humanists and progressives these are hard and ominous times,…

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Lunch with The League of Women Voters – Jumaane Williams: How Does the Public Advocate Affect Your Life?

February 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join Ethical NYC for Lunch with the League of Women Voters, as Jumaane Williams, NYC Public Advocate, joins us to discuss his role in New York City's political landscape. Jumaane…

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Ethics and the Theater: Three Tall Women by Edward Albee

February 14, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as members of the Society and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.…

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Sunday Platform – Dr. Sandra Steingraber: “The Biologist in Cell Block 3: Science and Civil Disobedience in a Time of Climate Emergency”

February 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The active refusal of a citizen to obey certain laws or commands of a government—civil disobedience—is both a deeply personal act of individual conscience and a powerful political tactic. This…

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Ethics and the Theater: Three Tall Women by Edward Albee

February 16, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as members of the Society and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.…

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Exploring Ethical Dilemmas: Kids vs. No Kids

February 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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For women today, married or single, grappling with the dilemma of whether or not to have children is not a simple decision. Join us for a discussion of the ethical…

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Jazz Cafe: Rob Fulton

February 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“ singer who conveys his musical passion abundantly with the sound of a big band as easily as he does with the intimacy of a jazz trio." -Caribbean Life “Fulton…

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Sunday Platform – Robin Stern: Emotional Intelligence and Ethical Decision Making

February 23, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The skills of emotional intelligence matter for our ability to focus our attention, make sound decisions, establish and maintain healthy relationships and physical and mental health. In this interactive talk…

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Climate Reality Project NYC: Celebrate Black History Month

February 25, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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This month Climate Reality NYC is taking a breath from their chapter re-organization for a full on celebration of Black History Month. Featuring: Dr. Andrise Bass, chapter chair of Networking…

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March 2020

Sunday Platform – Amanda Little: “The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat In A Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World”

March 1, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Amanda will share insights from her book The Fate of Food: What We’ll Eat in a Bigger, Hotter, Smarter World, a five-year adventure into lands, minds and machines shaping the…

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Ethics in Film: Greenberg

March 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us every 1st Friday for film screenings followed by a lively discussion of the ethical issues explored. Lurching between comedy and agony, Noah Baumbach’s film appears to be the…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Man Plans and God Laughs

March 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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We have all had the experience: Our best laid plans, large and small, don't turn out as we anticipated and hoped. Indeed, there is a gap built into the human…

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Evening with The League of Women Voters – Dorchen Leidholdt: “Domestic Violence: What Is It and What is Being Done to Protect Victims?”

March 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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The Legal Center for Battered Women’s Legal Services at the Sanctuary for Families in New York City is the largest legal services program for domestic violence victims in the country.…

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POSTPONED – Ethics and the Theater: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

March 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution, due to the threat of COVID-19 this month's Ethics and the Theater has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Join…

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CANCELLED – Chorus Practice

March 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Notice: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, out of an abundance of caution this event has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on our website for updates about all future events.…

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CANCELLED – Sunday Platform – Intergenerational Spring Festival: Spring’s Mindful Awakening

March 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Notice: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, out of an abundance of caution this event has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on our website for updates about all future events.…

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POSTPONED – Ethics and the Theater Encore: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

March 15, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution, due to the threat of COVID-19 this month's Ethics and the Theater has been postponed. A new date will be announced soon. Join…

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POSTPONED – Feminist Freethinkers Film & Discussion: On Her Shoulders

March 17, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Notice: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, out of an abundance of caution this event has been postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates about all future events.…

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POSTPONED – Exploring Ethical Dilemmas In: Medicine with Carol Portlock

March 18, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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NOTICE: Out of an abundance of caution, due to the Coronavirus pandemic this event has been cancelled. Please keep an eye on our calendar for updates about next month’s Exploring…

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POSTPONED – Jazz Cafe Presents: La Tanya Hall

March 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Notice: For the safety of our audience, performers, and all our friends and family, this month's Jazz Cafe has been postponed. Please keep an eye on our website for updates…

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ONLINE Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: Creative Anger

March 22, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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NOTE: Due to the coronavirus epidemic, in-person events at Ethical NYC have been suspended until at least Monday, April 12. This Sunday Platform will be presented online via Zoom. FREE…

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ONLINE Sunday Platform – Kindertransport Survivor Eva Yachnes: “Family Separation: My Personal Experience”

March 29, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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NOTE: Due to the coronavirus epidemic, in-person events at Ethical NYC have been suspended. This Sunday Platform will be presented online via Zoom. FREE and open to the public. Sunday…

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POSTPONED – A Call to Action: Neighbors Creating Sanctuary

March 29, 2020 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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“An optimist is a person who sees only the lights in the picture, whereas a pessimist sees only the shadows. An idealist, however, is one who sees the light and…

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April 2020

POSTPONED – Classics Behind Bars…and Beyond: The Odyssey

April 2, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Is it possible to forgive someone who has committed crimes? What is our relationship to the way our society handles Justice and Incarceration? Where do our ethics come from? RSVP…

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POSTPONED – Ethics in Film

April 3, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us every 1st Friday for film screenings followed by a lively discussion of the ethical issues explored. $5, includes snacks and refreshments (popcorn, beer, coffee, tea).

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POSTPONED – Ethics and the Theater: The Greater Good by Eddie Antar

April 10, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as members of the Society and theater professionals read selected plays before a live audience. Readings are followed by discussions of the ethical issues raised by the play.…

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POSTPONED – Exploring Ethical Dilemmas

April 15, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Details TBA! What does one do when there’s no clearly defined ethical road to take? This program features speakers from a variety of backgrounds — medicine, law, business, science, education,…

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Sunday Platform – Leader Curt Collier: Live As If The Universe Depended On It (Online)

April 26, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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If your personal ethics didn’t challenge you today, maybe you have the wrong ethic. Ethics has nothing to do with guilt, or shame, or a desire to be good, or…

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May 2020

Sunday Platform – Interview w/ Mary Annaïse Heglar (Online)

May 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Join us as Leader Dr. Joe Chuman interviews author Mary Annaïse Heglar. Mary Annaïse Heglar is a writer and communications professional based in New York City. She is currently the…

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POSTPONED – Sunday Platform – Leader Dr. Richard Koral: “The Arrow of Time” (Online)

May 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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NOTE: Due to a global Zoom outage, this week's platform has been postponed. Check back for updates! Richard will examine considerations about time--a dimension, a resource and a master. FREE…

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Sunday Platform – Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall – Voting Rights: Where We Go From Here (Online)

May 24, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Writer, professor, civil rights attorney, playwright Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall joins us. Dr. Gloria Browne-Marshall is a Professor of Constitutional Law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where she teaches…

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Sunday Platform – Paul Forbes: When Good Intentions are Not Good Enough (Online)

May 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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In March, the singing legend, Madonna got on social media and stated that COVID-19 is “the great equalizer”. While we understand the spirit behind her message, the reality is that…

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June 2020

Sunday Platform – John Portlock: “The First Lady of Non-Violence: Coretta Scott King and the Ending of War”

June 7, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Three years ago numerous articles appeared commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s public denunciation of the Vietnam War. Writers lauded King’s decision to speak out despite…

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Sunday Platform – Joe Chuman: Out of Disaster Good Things Can Happen

June 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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American society is experiencing two challenges, though "disasters" may be more apt that are probably unprecedented in American history. We have suffered through pandemics (though none of this scale for…

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Sunday Platform – Carl Safina: “Becoming Wild: Animal Cultures”

June 21, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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Many animals learn, from elders, almost everything about how to become who they will be; getting answers to questions of “How do we live where we live;” leaning survival traditions…

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Sunday Platform – Richard Koral: “The Arrow of Time” (Online)

June 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor), 2 W 64th St
New York, NY 10023 United States
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"The Arrow of Time — a river a gauge, and a dimension. We are mariners of Time." Leader Dr. Richard Koral will examine considerations about time–a dimension, a resource and…

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