The New York Society for Ethical Culture raised the funds to hire Groundwork Hudson Valley and its crew to join them in Hurricane Sandy recovery. Leader Collier coordinated with the National Park Service for a beach restoration project at Fire Island National Seashore. After several collections were taken during Platform, the funds were raised for two vans, crew leaders, and lunch.
In addition to being a pastor and ethicist, I'm also married and the mother of a son and daughter in their late 20's. Why reveal this? Because of the thousands of words I have read about the tragedy that has unfolded in Steubenville, Ohio, few mentioned the families involved.
On the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, what gets little attention is an unintended consequence of the civil rights movement. The movement so transformed the way we thought about the relationship between blacks and whites that many people became ashamed to admit to having a bias toward blacks.
Leader Anne Klaeysen responds to NY Times article about Humanism in times of crisis.
Dr. Anne Klaeysen
For some of us, the presidential election brought a sigh of relief, not only because the candidate we supported won, but by a big margin as well. It feels good to live in a country that, at least prima facie, seems to share many of your values.
“Sometimes I work 12 hours a day 5 or 6 days a week. I have to do a little of everything, shampoo, vacuum, and car wash. Sometimes we only make $5 or $10 a day in tips.”
Agustin Perez, LMC (Astoria) Carwash worker
“We are afraid to ask for raises for fear that we will be fired. That is a problem.”