Event Calendar

Sunday, November 18, 2018

All day
 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Relax with us in the middle of November. Bring some favorite poems to read.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Interview with Sheri Berman: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech
Sunday Platform - Interview with Sheri Berman: Free Speech vs. Hate Speech
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

Leader Anne Klaeysen interviews Sheri Berman, professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University, on the topic of free speech versus hate speech on university campuses. Dr. Berman’s research interests include the development of democracy and dictatorship, European politics, populism and fascism, and the history of the left. Berman is the author of books on European social democracy and the fate of democracy during the interwar years and social democracy and fascism in 19th and 20th century Europe. Her latest book, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Regime to the Present Day is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

Sheri Berman is a professor of political science at Barnard College, Columbia University. Her research interests include the development of democracy and dictatorship, European politics, populism and fascism, and the history of the left. She is author of books on European social democracy and the fate of democracy during the interwar years, social democracy and fascism in 19th and 20th century Europe and her latest book, Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe: From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day is forthcoming from Oxford University Press. In addition to her scholarly work, she has published in a wide variety of non-scholarly publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, VOX, The Guardian and Dissent. In her spare time she runs, cycles and helps run an animal rescue organization in Brooklyn, New York.

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

Shared Charity: Brooklyn Animal Action

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children: Universal Children's Day Celebration
Ethics for Children: Universal Children's Day Celebration
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Universal Children’s Day celebration with Amy Reid! Children celebrate the UN “Rights of the Child,” giving speeches to one another about their hopes and dreams for this world we live in.

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11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
Book Discussion - The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
Book Discussion - The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)

Hosted by the Ethical Action Committee and local chapters of Amnesty International.

The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today by Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter

In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are all around us, hidden in plain sight: the dishwasher in the kitchen of the neighborhood restaurant, the kids on the corner selling cheap trinkets, the man sweeping the floor of the local department store. In these pages we also meet some unexpected slaveholders, such as a 27-year old middle-class Texas housewife who is currently serving a life sentence for offences including slavery. Weaving together a wealth of voices—from slaves, slaveholders, and traffickers as well as from experts, counselors, law enforcement officers, rescue and support groups, and others—this book is also a call to action, telling what we, as private citizens, can do to finally bring an end to this horrific crime.