Calendar

Jul
3
Sun
Frederick Douglass: What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
Jul 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Frederick Douglass: What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

On July 5, 1852, the great orator Frederick Douglass delivered a speech on the “Meaning of the Fourth of July,” now considered one of the best speeches of the 19th century.  Twelve years before the Civil War, and speaking as a man who had escaped enslavement, he pondered the meaning of celebrating independence when many were not free, were not even considered full human beings and citizens.

Join us as we listen to excerpts from the speech, and then consider together the impact of Douglass’ words not only on his audience in 1852 but on us today.  How relevant are his words in today’s American culture?  Our hope is that we are a place where we can have conversations about race, racism and racial justice that just aren’t happening very many places.

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!

Jan
22
Sun
Uncommon Heroes
Jan 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Uncommon Heroes @ Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

Clergy Leader Jone Johnson Lewis will introduce you to her top 25 ethical heroes, some of whom you may know, some may be new to you.  What is an ethical hero?  What qualities can we culture in ourselves and our children to help us be more like our heroes?