Calendar

Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This platform explores an ethical approach to engaging art for the purposes of justice. In it, we explore strategies for disrupting the colonial gaze when engaging the experiences of people of color as expressed through[...]
Aug 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Jé Hooper, our summer intern, and upcoming Ethical Culture Leader, offers a panel discussion with the staff and cast of Humanitas. Join Storäe Michele, the Society’s own black female director, and screenwriter, as she moderates[...]
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
(c) Adobe, used with permission Brooklyn Ethical member Kim Brandon will lead us in a reflection on ethical living, and guide us into writing a short piece that we can then choose to share or not.  This[...]
Aug 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Consider how music often motivates us to move — and has often been used in social justice work to communicate and motivate in ways that simple words and speeches do not. Join us for a[...]
Sep 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This colloquy, facilitated by Dora Gray, Ph.D., was inspired by the document, A Humanist Manifesto,  originally written in 1933 with revisions occurring in 1973 and 2003. A manifesto is a statement published by a person or[...]
Sep 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Watch Lily Rivkin’s compelling documentary “Heather Booth: Changing the World ”  about this Chicagoan’s lifelong social activism.   Reflect on the personal, cultural and community-changing  paths we each have taken in this world. Consider reading our founding EC Leader’s[...]
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This month, we’ll be focusing our ethical thoughts on vision.  Repair, repentance, and renewal are part of the practice of intentional imagination and commitment to an envisioned future.   This week opens our new program season for[...]
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
We often sing a song: “There’s Room at the Table for Everyone.”  But do we need to include those whose values are not only contradictory, but whose values include destroying so much that we hold[...]
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis debunks contemporary imaginings of the civil rights movement in her new book, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History. By showing how the movement[...]
Oct 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This colloquy, facilitated by Dora Gray, Ph.D., is about the music desired at our gatherings here at Brooklyn Ethical.  What inspires you? What would you like to hear? Would you prefer to sit and listen to music,[...]
Oct 14 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
The Charley Horwitz Platform celebrates community building through peaceful resolutions, activism, and inclusion. The annual event is named for the late BSEC president Charley Horwitz. The celebration kicks off at 11am at the Brooklyn Society[...]
Oct 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
As human beings, we seek and create sanctuary — places or groups of refuge, belonging, acceptance, meaning.We are, as humans, community-seekers.  What makes a community both meaningful and a safe harbor, and what can we do to[...]
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Christian Hayden, member of the Philadelphia Ethical Society, took a humanism pilgrimage to Ghana 2015 – 2016 where while serving, he engaged with ideas on what it meant to be humanist and black. But before[...]
Nov 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Today more than ever, youth are finding it difficult to measure up to society’s expectations of achievement and self-promotion. This age of technology, social media and free information can inform, as well as injure.  While[...]
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Memory is a strange experience. We would like to think that our minds record what has happened, like a video tape, but instead, we store bits and pieces of the experience, and our minds construct[...]
Nov 18 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
This inter-generational festival of appreciation is led by Remi Gay, a former board officer and long-time member of Brooklyn Ethical who has been granted permission by Native American elders to perform rituals honoring our earth[...]
Nov 25 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
What brings you joy at this time of year or any time of year? We will create mini posters of words, drawings, magazine cutouts, quotes or poems that will remind us of what brings meaning[...]
Dec 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Will Rogers once said, “It ain’t what we don’t know that gives us trouble, it’s what we know that ain’t so.”  Richard Feynman said it in different words, “”I think it’s much more interesting to[...]
Dec 9 @ 11:00 am Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
(c) Adobe Stock Images. Used with permission. Muriel Tillinghast, Brooklyn Ethical’s Ethical Action Committee chairperson, has brought interesting programs to us before including for Enhanced Discussion and the Lucy’s Children group.  On this Sunday, she’ll[...]
Dec 16 @ 11:00 am
There are times we feel like we are in the shadows. And there are times that we realize that even in the shadows we are not alone. In what ways can we remind one another[...]