We meet once a month and bear witness to each other’s expressions about the book as well as our personal experiences.
All perspectives are welcome.
The next book is “Going To Meet The Man” by James Baldwin. It’s a book of short stories. We are reading the story called Sonny’s Blues and any others we can fit into our busy schedules.
Different cultures have very different myths about the creation of the universe and humanity, from Genesis and even earlier stories, through the Big Bang. These stories help shape the way we think and feel about creativity, the purpose of life, and more. Our Interim Clergy Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will tell some myths, and then reflect on their different ideas about how we create and how we live.
Jone Johnson Lewis is serving as the Interim Clergy Leader of Brooklyn Ethical. She has been an Ethical Culture Leader for 26 years and shares the Society’s interests in both social justice and personal/interpersonal transformation.
Program followed by snacks and coffee/tea — please feel free to bring something to share!
May theme: creativity. What does it mean to be a person of creativity? What does it mean to be a community of creativity?
Inviting youth, 15 to 20 years old for a Social Justice and Arts project with Koko Gallery.
The youth board will be leading a free workshop and discussion surrounding the ways that our separate narratives and experiences are brought together through our shared environment. Those who participate in this activity will have complete creative control, although prompts are provided as well. The workshop will culminate in a crowdsourced tapestry, that will eventually be displayed at Koko Gallery. Artistic talent is not required to make a meaningful contribution, as the piece is simply a representation of the individuals’ experiences.
Join this teen group this Sunday, May 6th from 11:30 to 12:30 at the library at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture at 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/MY13OtkCEgvwIO0T2
The land we now call the Middle East is truly a melting pot of cultures of the East and the West. Let’s discover how the tea traditions there have been shaped through time while different cultures meet and powers shift. Join us as we appreciate this universal beverage we all share, and discuss the evolving role of culture in the context of globalization. Special guests will join for conversation.
Limited space, please RSVP here.