The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (BSEC) and Lucy's Children ( Racial Justice Group) present Jerrie Stewart, 5x Great Granddaughter of Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson , who will talk to us about what she thinks and knows, and what is family lore. As a member...
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Statement on Anti-Asian Bigotry and Violence March 10, 2021 The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture denounces the increasing instances of bias, violence, and hate crimes toward Asian and Asian American individuals, both in the United States and in other countries. In...
A Day Which Commemorates Black and African American Freedom and Achievements Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed into law legislation (S.8598/A.10628) designating Juneteenth as an official public holiday in New York State. The new law celebrates Juneteenth, a day...
As we look at our past year with so much joy and amazing moments, it becomes clear that to create new moments this coming year will require a re-invention of how our program works, at least in the near future. We look at our program last year as we are filled with...
We had a wonderful platform on August 2nd, 2020, about reusable solutions with Ben Kogan. Ben and some of our members and visitors shared a few links of resources to help us reduce waste and support our planet. They can be found below: Break Free from Plastic Bill:...
We at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture denounce the violence toward African Americans and other People of Color. We speak out against failures to reform police practices and to the underlying systemic racism that contaminates our world and distorts our common...
Dear friends, Below you will find a few resources that might be helpful during this difficult time. If you would like to suggest a resource, please send your suggestions using the form at: https://forms.gle/LJhMKvXaVY55U6Jx7 Please note that these are suggested...
As we celebrate Black History Month try to use your money where it matters, at local black businesses. Here are some listings. have fun! A few resources: Black-Owned Brooklyn Black-Owned Restaurants in Brooklyn Shoppe Black Brooklyn One business who is...
On Friday, November 1st, 2019, our members and friends gathered for a celebration of friendship, art, and appreciation for our community. Below are a few pictures of the evening, which featured poetry read by Kim Brandon and Tasha Paley, a fun theatrical sketch...
Hello all, I am delighted and proud to announce that The Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture now has a Books to Prisoners program. On Friday July 26th We mailed twelve cartons of books to the Montogmery State Prison in Mount Vernon, GA. I have spent the last year...
What might we plan, hope, dream, imagine as we consider our mortality? The Ethical Living Committee at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is championing a series for shared discussion and contemplation on death and dying. All topics welcome. There are no taboos....
Join some of our members at the Prospect Heights Community Farm for a series of Poetry performances and readings in the garden. When: Saturday, August 24th | 5:00-7:00 pm Where: Prospect Heights Community Farm, 252 Saint Marks Avenue (btwn Underhill + Vanderbilt...
We are always excited about welcoming speakers to our platforms. They enrich our programs, broaden our understanding of complex topics and bring new perspectives to our discussions. To learn more about our platforms and how to join us, please visit our calendar on our home page or clickHERE.
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Envisioning a Compassionate and Caring City with Council Member Shahana Hanif
The Culture Wars in Texas: Anomaly or Bellwether? with Carolyn Parker
Sikivu Hutchinson – Humanists in the Hood
Radical Hospitality Building Bridges to Community with Dr. Janice Marie Johnson
Abortion Laws in Texas Explained
Maya Wiley – Police Reform and Restructuring Law Enforcement
Jerrie Steward – Great Granddaughter of the enslaved Sally Hemings and Thomas Jefferson
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Our Ethics for Children student Westley Miller shared some exciting news this summer: His family is fostering a puppy! It has been really special hearing about his experience, so we asked him to share about it for our blog.
We are currently fostering a puppy. Fostering is kind of like adopting, except it is for a little bit, until someone
else wants it. The puppy’s name is Mae.
She was in the wild for a month while her siblings were in a shelter. There is a rescue in Dutchess County that
takes dogs from high-kill shelters in the south; it rescued Mae and her siblings, and we fostered Mae. All of
them had severe non-contagious mange.
Two days after being rescued from the shelter, one of her siblings died of dehydration and the other was
discovered to be a boy (the bad shelter thought they were all girls): Mae was doing better in the wild than her
siblings in the shelter. Her other sibling took longer to recover in his foster home than Mae did, and he is doing
great now and has been adopted. How did the “shelter” mistake him for a girl?
Mae has almost completely recovered from her mange (so has her brother), and I like having her in the house.
She is very annoying sometimes, but she is a very sweet puppy. She is nice to everything, she wants to play
with the cats and the goats, but the cats and goats don’t like her. Whenever anyone comes home, she is very
happy to see them, she wiggles around and jumps on them. We are trying to teach her not to jump on us.