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Please join us for “STAY WOKE @ BSEC” – the opening Platform of the 2019-2020 season at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture on Sunday, September 8 at 11 AM. The Ethics for Children sign-in begins at 10:30 AM and registrations are open. We invite neighbors and friends with children from 3 to 16 for a trial class with us.
Opening Platform Speaker: NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams
We are delighted that NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams will be our guest speaker at our opening Platform at 11 AM. The Public Advocate is that government official who champions the many issues facing all New Yorkers. The Advocate monitors the operation of all public information and service complaint programs of city agencies and makes proposals for improvement.
This Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams is the activist advocate. Recently he was arrested at the state capitol during a protest demanding reforms to the state’s rent regulations. He joined HousingJustice4All to fight for universal rent control which he has long organized for. In 2018, Jumaane was arrested for protesting the detention by ICE of immigrant-rights activist Ravi Ragbir. He was also arrested for protesting President Trump’s US Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. “When I was running for public advocate,” says Jumaane, “a lot of people asked if I would continue doing disobedience and I said, ‘Certainly, if it makes sense’.”
Jacque DuPree and Barry Kornhauser bring back their inspirational music to our Platforms and we will share some of the ambitious and critical programming that we are planning for this season.
Public Advocate, Jumaane Williams wants to hear our questions and concerns. Please share our enthusiasm with your friends, neighbors and network for a commanding commencement of another year of ethical engagement.