Calendar

Nov
12
Sat
Cold Process Herbal Soapmaking Workshop
Nov 12 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Cold Process Herbal Soapmaking Workshop @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Cold Process Herbal Soapmaking Handmade soap is a traditional craft that dates back to ancient times and across cultures. Learn the cold process method using pure plant based oils, beneficial herbs and clays and pure essential oils. Customize your soap with ingredients that are beneficial for particular skin types. We will explore a variety of plants and minerals that can be used for their therapeutic properties as well as fragrance, color and exfoliation.

Each participant will craft and take home two bars of soap, along with the information and resources to make your own soap at home. Liz Scholl is a certified Master Herbalist and owner of Blue Lotus Botanicals Herbal Apothecary, a line of beneficial, herbal products for the body made from locally sourced and organically grown ingredients. She has taught at the New York Botanical Garden, Frelinghuysen Arboretum and many adult schools in the NYC area.
For information, please contact:
liz@bluelotusbotanicals.com

Dec
3
Sat
Colloquy Training for BSEC Members
Dec 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Colloquy Training for BSEC Members @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

ATTENTION: BSEC  MEMBERS INTERESTED IN TRAINING TO BE COLLOGUY LEADERS!

We are having a training from 10AM-Noon on Saturday, Dec 3, 2017 This is an invitation for you to join us in the training.

What is a colloquy?

Colloquy is an opportunity to engage in deep listening and to develop compassion and understanding. We hope to get to know ourselves and each other more and to create a safe space for us to share our life experiences. A colloquy usually  incorporates music, meditation, and quotes within the format of a sharing circle and around a particular theme.. Some examples of themes have been: Ethical Legacy;  Earth Day Art Workshop in Honor of Mother Earth; Forgiveness; Gratitude; Personal Transformation; Occupy 2012; Meditation Techniques.

We hope that experienced colloquy facilitators  will  attend this training and take this opportunity to share with those newer to this form.

If possible, please attend the colloquy led by Jone Jonson Lewis on Nov 27, 2016 on the topic of “Story” to familiarize yourself with the colloquy form.

If  you have any questions or wish to attend, please contact Tasha Paley at tashapal@gmail.com. Or phone her at 917 200 8451.

Thanks! We hope to see you there!

May
7
Sun
Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform and Haitian lunch with featured Guest Aldon Morris
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform and Haitian lunch with featured Guest Aldon Morris @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

The Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform:  11am – 12:30pm
This Memorial Platform is held to honor the life and work of a devoted community organizer, civil rights’ activist, labor lawyer and international humanitarian. Charley Horwitz moved to Mississippi from Chicago in 1964 to work for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Council of Federated Organizations and the Delta Ministry of the National Council of Churches. He was President of the Board of Trustees at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture and Chair of its Ethical Action Committee. Charley also served on the Executive Committee of Brooklyn for Peace and initiated the Israel/Palestine Committee after he and several SNCC organizers visited the Palestine occupied territories in Gaza in 2005.

“Stepping Up Our Organizing Skills” — a teach-in and awards program:  2 – 4pm
The Du Bois Bunche Center for Public Policy & The Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture co-host a special awards program and teach-in*
“Stepping Up Our Organizing Skills”
Program will honor local activists, organizers, and scholars, who will lead a discussion about ‘leveling up’ our organizing methods and opportunities.

Featuring: Dr. John Flateau, Professor Aldon Morris, Rebecca Lurie, Joey Pressley, Sister Bisi, Greg Todd, Elvira Basevich, Nola Asantewaa, Mark Winston Griffith among others.
Celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and share the passion and commitment of community organizers.
Please RSVP by clicking HERE

Featured Speaker: Aldon Morris is the Leon Forrest Professor of Sociology at Northwestern University and the author of The Scholar Denied where he argues that W.E.B. Du Bois was the founder of modern America sociology and that his contributions to the field were suppressed for decades due to institutional racism.  Born in Tutwiler, Mississippi, Morris experienced Jim Crow racism and segregation and the lynching of 14-year old Emmett Till.

The Charley Horwitz Platform is held annually to honor the life and work of a devoted community organizer, civil rights activist, labor lawyer and international humanitarian.

For more details about Charley Horwitz the event and, for donations please CLICK HERE.

Feb
11
Tue
Valentine Art Making for All (Individuals, Couples, Families, and Friends)
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Valentine Art Making for All (Individuals, Couples, Families, and Friends) @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
On February 11th individuals, couples, families, and friends are all invited to join together to celebrate love and creativity in this unique art-making workshop! Come make artwork for yourself or to gift a loved one. No previous experience required. 
 
As a creative community, we will come together to learn a bit about the Contemporary Artist Jim Dine and his use of hearts within his art. Using Dine’s works as inspiration, we will use a combination of printmaking and collage to create our own heart filled art. 
 
This project is designed to be suitable and successful for any age, preschoolers to adult, and any experience level. Special needs families welcome. Participants will be able to choose if their final product will be in card form or a mounted work. 
 
Angel Thompson is an artist, educator, writer and mother. She is a seasoned teaching artist with over a decade of experience working in communities throughout NYC. She is the co-author of Quick and Creative Art Projects for Creative Therapists with (Very) Limited Budgets. She is also a homeschool mom, loving the chance to learn together with her amazing 9yr old daughter.

Price:
$20 for adults
$15 for Teens and kids (16 and under)

Please click here to sign up for workshop