Event Calendar

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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9:30 AM
Room 508
Poetry Reading Circle
Poetry Reading Circle
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 9:30am
Room 508
Cheryl Gross Presides

Bring poems that have your favorite lines and stanzas.

 
 
10:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 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 - Omar Khan - A Crucible for Humanism: Shaw's Pygmalion
Sunday Meeting - Omar Khan - A Crucible for Humanism: Shaw's Pygmalion
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Laureate, reluctant Oscar winner, was one of the greatest writers of the English language and one of the most fabled playwrights of all time. Of his many plays, none has captured popular attention more than Pygmalion, which went on to spawn My Fair Lady.

Of course, this is even more timely, as Project Shaw by the Gingold Group is doing a dramatic reading of Pygmalion at Symphony Space in February, and Bartlett Sher's production of My Fair Lady at Lincoln Center will begin previews in March!

Embedded in this play is a provocative, still utterly salient, radical and quite ecumenical view of human potential: what constrains it, what liberates it, how social roles congeal, that razor's edge between empty rebellion and meaningful freedom. All this in what Shaw wryly calls "a romance." And in exploring this play, our sense of "romance" gets enlarged and emancipated as well.

Shaw's play throws down a gauntlet, challenging trite conceptions of human relations, as well as our sense of self and growth. It deserves to be "rediscovered" as a multi-faceted provocation, for shining a light on how we can engage with each other, for exploring different facets of "loving" with integrity -- even how at times as paradigms get unsettled and expanded, we may have to "wince" our way to wisdom.

An avid New Yorker now, born in Egypt, of Pakistani heritage, Omar Khan grew up in NYC, lived also in the UK, Japan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Japan. Founder of a consulting firm, Sensei International, which helps organizations engage human performance to deliver business results. Founder of The International Business and Wine Society, which offers "Symposia" and "Convivia" as the Greeks and Romans essentially intended. Long-time devotee, gadfly and benefactor of the Shaw Festival in Canada, the only Festival devoted to the work and ideas of George Bernard Shaw. Spoke previously at The Philadelphia Ethical Society as well on Kantian Ethics and Humanism, a topic on which he wrote a thesis at Oxford University.

Shared Charity: Women for Afghan Women

Presider: Leader Anne Klaeysen

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Ethics for Children
Ethics for Children
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

11am: Ceremonial Hall, 4th floor - Ethical's inclusive community gathers for greetings and music.

11:15am: Adults and teens may choose to stya for the Morning Meeting. Children will be led to Elliott Library on the 5th floor for an independent project of friendship, creativity, and deed.

12:30pm: Pick-up on the 5th floor or on the playground (6th floor) weather permitting.

Lunch & Social Hour (Cafeteria, 6th floor). Children and teens always eat free! Complimentary lunch for first-time newcomer parents/caregivers.

12:30-2pm Family playground time (6th floor), weather permitting.

Send RSVPs or inquiries to EthicsForChildren@nysec.org. For more information, visit YoungEthicalExplorers.blogspot.com.

 
 
12:45 PM
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
Lunch & Social Hour
Lunch & Social Hour
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor
Film & Discussion: Traffic Stop
Film & Discussion: Traffic Stop
Sunday, May 20, 2018 - 1:30pm
Ceremonial Hall, 4th Floor

Sponsored by the Ethical Action Committee

As a stop for a routine traffic violation escalates into an arrest, Breaion King, a 26-year-old African-American schoolteacher, is yanked from her car, repeatedly thrown to the ground, and handcuffed. En route to jail, she and and an officer discuss race and law enforcement in America. The Oscar-nominated documentary short, directed by Kate Davis, juxtaposes the actual dashcam recording with scenes from King’s everyday life.