Event Calendar

April 2015

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5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Body, Brain and Balance
Body, Brain and Balance
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator Rob Hofman
Six sessions on Wednesdays starting March 4.
 

Three big B’s Body, Brain, and Balance are interconnected: they keep us functioning, and they need to be maintained. There is a lost we can do to keep our body, our brain and our balance system up to par and that is what this workshop is about. It will be an enjoyable, practical and learning experience. Wear easy, loose fitting clothes and flat shoes.

Registration is required. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117. 

 
 
7:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Humanist Music Night
Humanist Music Night
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Welcome to the Humanist Music night! This is a joint venture between Sunday Assembly and Ethical Culture - it's an opportunity to sing and jam together, as well as the try out songs and rehearse for upcoming Assemblies and Platforms.
 
 
Come by if you sing, play an instrument or have ideas for songs for upcoming events! You're welcome whether you want to join the choir/band or just have a good time. 
 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Great Books Discussion Group
Great Books Discussion Group
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator: Larry Schiff  
 
This month we will be reading: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and Alienated Labor by Karl Marx. 
 
To participate, all you need do is read the monthly selection (ideally twice) and, as you read, jot down some questions that you'd like to bring to the table. 
 
To learn about the Great Books Foundation and the discussion process, visit our website,http://www.meetup.com/Manhattan-Great-Books-Discussion-Group/ In the first paragraph of the box entitled, "What is our Great Books Reading Discussion Group and how do we work?" click on Great Books (it's in red type). That's the link to the website page where you can order the Great Books Reading and Discussion First Series and Reader Aid (it's $28.95). In the information bar on the left side of our meet-up page, you can click on Our Calendar to see the monthly readings scheduled for the year. 
 
When you come, you will in essence be joining the thousands of readers who participate in the Great Books discussions across the nation, following a format that was developed by Professor Mortimer Adler and Chancellor Robert Maynard Hutchins at the University of Chicago in 1947, and which spread across the country and the decades to come, with an ever-enthusiastic following.  
 
Some new members shared with us what the discussions meant to them. Here are two of their comments:
 
“An enthusiastic, intelligent and supportive group of people - actually, people who are becoming friends - men and women able to thoughtfully talk about the chosen texts. It’s gotten my grey matter stimulated in constructive ways, and has brought me to literature that I had either read a long time ago, or had missed along the way. Thanks, everyone!”
 
“As a relatively new member myself, I've really appreciated the group's open and welcoming spirit and the members' passion for close reading of great books. I'd recommend the group to anyone who enjoys doing serious reading with folks who don't take themselves too seriously."
 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“What ISIS Really Wants” by Graeme Wood, The Atlantic, March 2015.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Teaching Breath~Body~Mind: For Overall Health." Dr. Richard Brown, MD. 
 

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 508
The Joy of Personal Writing - Class full
The Joy of Personal Writing - Class full
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 508
 

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:15 PM
Adler Study, Room 514 (doors open 6:30 pm)
Ethics in Film - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Ethics in Film - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Friday, April 3, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:15pm
Adler Study, Room 514 (doors open 6:30 pm)
Moderator: Chris Everett 

Directed by Don Siegel

In this classic (although low-budget) science-fiction thriller, emotionless aliens from outer space are using large seed pods to duplicate human bodies and take them over. While rekindling an old romance, a small-town physician discovers the pods, and soon he and his girlfriend realize that the aliens have targeted them for takeover.

 

 

 
 
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9:45 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Mindfulness
Mindfulness
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 9:45am
Elliott Library, Room 507
Led by Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

Join us for exploration and practice of mindfulness through meditation.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Elicit the Best: A Moral Commandment
Sunday Meeting - Elicit the Best: A Moral Commandment
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Leader
Dan Hanson Presides
 

Ethical Culture emphasizes the importance of social relationships. Like the Xhosa of South Africa, we hold that “I am because we are” and, as one member recently added, “We are because I am,” recognizing ethical mutuality. Felix Adler’s purpose in founding Ethical Culture societies was to provide opportunities for people to move toward goodness: not with a formal creed, but with a common desire to find better ways of living together. His supreme ethical rule was this: “So act as to elicit the best in other, and thereby in thyself.” What does that mean? How are we to understand its practical fulfillment? Leader Anne Klaeysen will engage participants in an exploration of these questions.

 

 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
2:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Assembly
Sunday Assembly
Sunday, April 5, 2015 - 2:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
This month, we'll be talking about Life/Death. And we are so excited to have Chris Johnson and Nelson Lugo return to Sunday Assembly NYC! 
 
NELSON LUGO is a magician and storyteller featured by TimeOut NY as New York Entertainer to watch. He has been described by Magic Times as "funny and gasp-inducingly astounding, as well as sparklingly smart and sophisticated all at once." Lugo co-hosts "The EPIC PIEcast" for NerdyShow.com and has been a storyteller at Adam Wade's Whatever Happened to the Nerds as well as featured on the Story Collider podcast twice. His solo show, “Gathering the Magic,” combines slice-of-life storytelling with sophisticated stage magic and currently tours cities across the U.S.
 
CHRIS JOHNSON is a New York-based photographer and filmmaker. He received a B.F.A from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His photography has been seen in The New York Times. He is the author of "A Better Life: 100 Atheists Speak Out on Joy & Meaning in a World Without God" as well as the upcoming film version. Chris is the recipient of the Kodak Award for Excellence in Filmmaking as well as the B.F. Lorenzetti Scholarship for Excellence in Filmmaking. 
 
 
HOST Justina Walford

 

 
 
 
12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
The Joy of Personal Writing - Class full
The Joy of Personal Writing - Class full
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
 

 

 

 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans
 
TopicsIan Bremmer on "America's Declining Influence," Time Magazine, Jan. 1915 and Thomas Friedman, "What is at stake in the Iranian nuclear deal," The New York Times, Mar. 2015.

 

 

 
 
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Body, Brain and Balance - last session
Body, Brain and Balance - last session
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator Rob Hofman 
 

Three big B’s Body, Brain, and Balance are interconnected: they keep us functioning, and they need to be maintained. There is a lost we can do to keep our body, our brain and our balance system up to par and that is what this workshop is about. It will be an enjoyable, practical and learning experience. Wear easy, loose fitting clothes and flat shoes.

Registration is required. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117. Price covers all six sessions.

 

 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Who Is the Pope?” by Eamon Duffy, NY Review of Books, 2/19/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethics and the Theater
Ethics and the Theater
Friday, April 10, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
(6:30pm reception - light refreshments)
 
Ethics and the Theater will present a play reading of The Price by Arthur Miller. 
 
In the attic of a once-fashionable Manhattan town house crammed with once-fashionable furniture, two long-estranged brothers face one another. They have come together to decide how and for how much to sell the furniture, which belonged to their deceased father. But before they can settle on a price for these items, they must come to terms with the price each has paid for the choices and compromises he has made.

Narrator: Bonnie Bean. Susan Horowitz directs. Cast: Jerry Chamlin, Dan Hanson, Betsy Ungar and Tom Weishaar. 

After the reading participate in a discussion of the ethical issues of the play led by Betsy Ungar. 

 

 
 
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9:45 AM
Room 508
Colloquy: "Choices"
Colloquy: "Choices"
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 9:45am
Room 508
Phyllis Kreuttner Presides
 
 
 
10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - Individualism Gone Wild
Sunday Meeting - Individualism Gone Wild
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Dr. Joseph Chuman, Leader
Cheryl Gross Presides
 

Let's talk values.  What do the anti-vaccination campaign, outbursts of racist verbal assaults, the Republican move to turn Medicare into vouchers and the top one percent owning 40 percent of American wealth have in common? Though each is a product of many underlying dynamics, what threads through them all is hyper-individualism. Since the ascent of Ronald Reagan, the individual ethos which famously has defined the American character has crowded out and virtually deafened a counter-narrative in American society, namely that we are are one, that we are all in this together, and that we need to support each other as members of a common society. This communitarian ethic has greatly diminished and has been replaced by a crude libertarianism. It is a shift in values that we must restore if America is going to persevere as a viable society, or no less, a great one.

 

 

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Audrey Kindred Presides

All ages welcome. 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Ethics in the News
Ethics in the News
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Abe Markman Presides
 
A lively discussion of what’s in the news today, gaining perspective on current events.

 

 
 
1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Sunday, April 12, 2015 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator: Barbara Simpson
 
A gathering in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

 

 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Appreciative Inquiry - Class full
Appreciative Inquiry - Class full
Monday, April 13, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

We often focus on what is wrong or broken and try to fix it. The traditional approach to change is to look for the problem, diagnosis it, and find a solution. Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. It involves a process of discovery about what enlivens us when we are most effective, capable and engaged.

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics and War - Class full
Ethics and War - Class full
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator Dr. Terry Perlin

This course will investigate several of the complex ethical issues that arise in situations of war. Using examples from historical and contemporary war situations, monthly meetings will rely upon participant discussion rather than lectures. Among the topics for consideration:  

·      Is there such an entity as a "just war?"

·      When, if ever, is "torture" morally permitted during wartime?

·      What are the responsibilities of combatants to civilians in wartime?

·      How is conscientious objection to particular wars to be addressed by governments?

·      Under what situations, if ever, may military personnel intentionally disobey orders from their superiors?

·      How are various religious views of war, and of peace, to be understood?   

Participants will be responsible for obtaining the following texts: The New American Militarism: How Americans Are Seduced by War 2013, by Andrew J. Bacevich; Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know (Revised and Expanded), by Anthony Dworkin (Editor), Roy Gutman (Editor), and David Rieff.

Registration is required - Space is limited. To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org, or phone her at 212-874-5210, ext. 117.

 
 
6:00 PM
Auditorium
Chris McDougal Book Launch "Natural Born Heroes"
Chris McDougal Book Launch "Natural Born Heroes"
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 6:00pm
Auditorium
 
Chris McDougall’s Book Launch of Natural Born Heroes will feature a fun run, one-of-a-kind cabaret stage show, and book signing.  Natural Born Heroes follows Chris McDougall as  he travels to the Mediterranean and learns that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are alive and well and can be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes everywhere.  McDougall is the international best seller of Born to Run which is currently being adapted into a feature film starring Matthew McConaughey.  
 
All tickets include your copy of Natural Born Heroes, your event goodie bag and can be purchased at http://nyc.backonmyfeet.org/event/naturalbornheroes.
 
The event benefits Back on My Feet NYC which helps individuals experiencing homelessness transform their lives and find independence using running as a catalyst for real change.  
 
Group Run: 6:00pm - 6:45pm 
Central Park Attendees are welcome to leave belongings at their seats at your own risk.
Heroes Cabaret Stage Show: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Book Signing: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
 
 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“The Last Trial” by Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 2/16/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
6:00 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Empowering Ethical Elders (EEE)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 6:00pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
"Don’t Downsize Your Life…Rightsize It!" Barbara Z. Perman Ph.D.
 

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information please call 212.721.4407.

 

 

 
 
 
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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading
Poetry Reading
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides
 

Come read with us! Bring work of a favorite poet that inspires or excites you – and also hear the words of a poet you didn’t know. 

 

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 10:00am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - See a Problem, Solve a Problem: Socially Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century
Sunday Meeting - See a Problem, Solve a Problem: Socially Responsible Tourism in the 21st Century
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Richard Van Deusen Presides
Members Dan and Monica will share stories and photos....

from their recent trip to Southeast Asia with an organization that promotes education, jobs, and sustainable development.

 

 
 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Audrey Kindred Presides

All ages welcome. 

 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Life with Health
Life with Health
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
“About Your Body — Physical, Therapy and Osteopathy” 
 

Deidre Finn, who has been called “the body whisperer,” will tell you about the interplay of anatomy and physiology in your body’s health. She’s more than just a standard physical therapist. She even does craniosacral thera- py. She is knowledgeable, wise and will answer your questions about any physical problems (backaches, injuries, bursitis, digestive issues, etc.) you have with clarity and wisdom. This session will begin with a short inter- view with Deidre by Andra Miller, and conclude with your questions and Deidre’s answers. 

 
 
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Newcomers' Reception
Newcomers' Reception
Monday, April 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
 
Meet Dr. Anne Klaeysen, Ethical Culture Leader and NYSEC members.

Find out who we are and what we do. Ask us about Ethical Culture - our philosophy, social ethics, programs and membership.  Please email Margaret Determann at mdetermann@nysec.org, or call 212-874-5210 x113 in advance to attend.   

 

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Room 502
Adler Reading Seminar
Adler Reading Seminar
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Room 502
Moderator Leader Dr. Joseph Chuman
 

Discuss the works of Felix Adler and other thinkers whose writings are seminal to Ethical Culture and humanist philosophy.

 

To register email Yalitza Garcia-Krawczyk at ygarcia@nysec.org or call 212.874.5210 x117.

 
 
2:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Ethical Death Cafe
Ethical Death Cafe
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Moderator: Dr. Barbara Simpson
 
A gathering in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.

 

 
 
7:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Humanist Music Night
Humanist Music Night
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Welcome to the Humanist Music night! This is a joint venture between Sunday Assembly and Ethical Culture - it's an opportunity to sing and jam together, as well as the try out songs and rehearse for upcoming Assemblies and Platforms.
 
 
Come by if you sing, play an instrument or have ideas for songs for upcoming events! You're welcome whether you want to join the choir/band or just have a good time. 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 23, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution Isn’t Over Yet” by Lauren Hilger, The NY Times, 2/18/15.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
7:00 PM
Auditorium
World Happiness Report 2015
World Happiness Report 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015 - 7:00pm
Auditorium
Eventbrite - Happiness Report 2015
 
 
 
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10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 10:30am
Ceremonial Hall
Led by David Gracia and Pat Debrovner

Practice the songs we sing on Sunday mornings – and get some tips to improve our singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:30pm
Audrey Kindred Presides

Field trip to Green Fest at Javits Center for Earth Day! RSVP required.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Meeting - One Act Play: "The Grand Design" by Susan Miller
Sunday Meeting - One Act Play: "The Grand Design" by Susan Miller
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Curt Collier, Leader
Patricia Bruder Debrovner Presides
 
What is the one thing you would say to an alien from another planet to summarize the human experience?  What does it mean to be human?  Using quirky characters, themselves facing the challenges of loving and mortality, this short one-act play explores the complications of life and the deeper meaning that pervades it all. It will be followed by an audience discussion. Starring Andra Miller and Curt Collier.
 
 
 
12:45 PM
6th Floor School Cafeteria
Brunch/Social Hour
Brunch/Social Hour
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 12:45pm
6th Floor School Cafeteria
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Photography Arts Club
Photography Arts Club
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514

 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sustainable Living Support Circle
Sustainable Living Support Circle
Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Curt Collier, Leader Presides
 

Gather to discuss the impact of lifestyle choices on our planet and ways to adapt that a make meaningful difference. We engage in serious and practical discussion about culinary choices, commuting alternatives, and how our purchases aid or hamper the natural world. Participants are asked to share openly with others in a supportive environment.

 
 
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Appreciative Inquiry - Class full
Appreciative Inquiry - Class full
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Adler Study, Room 514

Moderator: Leader Dr. Anne Klaeysen

We often focus on what is wrong or broken and try to fix it. The traditional approach to change is to look for the problem, diagnosis it, and find a solution. Appreciative Inquiry is the cooperative search for the best in people, their organizations, and the world around them. It involves a process of discovery about what enlivens us when we are most effective, capable and engaged.

 

 
 
7:15 PM to 8:45 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Readings in Deep Ecology
Readings in Deep Ecology
Monday, April 27, 2015 - 7:15pm to 8:45pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
Moderator: Leader Curt Collier
 
Each month we’ll explore the writings of famous environmental authors. 
 
We will explore selections from famous environmental authors, including Aldo Leopold, John Muir, Wangari Maathai, Michael Pollan, Rachel Carson, Richard Louv, Edward Abbey and Jane Goodall. This is a great way to cover classic environmental literature. 
 
 
 
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Room 508
Wisdom and World Affairs
Wisdom and World Affairs
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Room 508
Moderator: Ken Gans
 
A philosophical discussion group with varied subjects: the fate of humanity, world affairs, humanism, etc.

 

 

 
 
7:00 PM
Adler Study, Room 514
Humanist Music Night
Humanist Music Night
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - 7:00pm
Adler Study, Room 514
Welcome to the Humanist Music night! This is a joint venture between Sunday Assembly and Ethical Culture - it's an opportunity to sing and jam together, as well as the try out songs and rehearse for upcoming Assemblies and Platforms.
 
 
Come by if you sing, play an instrument or have ideas for songs for upcoming events! You're welcome whether you want to join the choir/band or just have a good time. 
 
 
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Leader Lunch Discussion
Leader Lunch Discussion
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Elliott Library, Room 507
“The Voice of the Shaman” by Glenn H. Shephard Jr., The NY Review of Books, 11/6/14.
 

Bring your lunch and join Dr. Anne Klaeysen for engaging conversation. Folders with relevant articles will be available from Maggie Determann in the Membership office. Articles are available online at http://www.nysec.org/leader-lunch

 
 
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Auditorium
Champions of Change 2015 Forum
Champions of Change 2015 Forum
Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium