How our compassion can emerge for the long haul of a lifetime.
Lucia Gomez is an apprentice with Universal Partnership and an organizer with the Laborers Union. She cultivates her capacity to approach her activism for social change with love and compassion. Universal Partnership promotes the belief that at the heart of sustainable movements must be the beat of sustainable people. Their mission is to provide innovative self-healing tools, life, and leadership skills to support agents of change in sustaining their humanity and the humanity of the communities they serve, by organizing from a place of wholeness. Join us while we hear how Lucia Gomez has been able to bring her whole self to her organizing and help us do more of the same.
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