Event Calendar

Sunday, March 24, 2019

All day
 
 
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10:30 AM
Ceremonial Hall
Chorus Practice
Chorus Practice
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 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 your singing technique.

 
 
11:00 AM
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor
Sunday Platform - Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality?
Sunday Platform - Richard Koral: Is There an Ethical Culture Spirituality?
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Ceremonial Hall - 4th floor

As we seek meaning and connection in our lives, the concept of “spirituality” can serve as a defining element of that search. But the term itself defies definition. Over 100 years ago, Ethical Culture founder Felix Adler offered a way of looking at spirituality that can help us bring alive the ideal of one’s interconnectedness with the web of life. Can it serve as a guide for today?

Presider: Barbara Carlsen

Shared Charity: Social Service Board

 
11:00 AM
Elliott Library, Room 507
Young Ethical Explorers: Ethical Expressions Workshop
Young Ethical Explorers: Ethical Expressions Workshop
Sunday, March 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Elliott Library, Room 507

Drawing and writing workshop with Deepali Srivastava of Writefully Ours.

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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, March 24, 2019 - 12:45pm
School Cafeteria, 6th Floor
 
 
 
 
 
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)
Prison Writes Orientation
Prison Writes Orientation
Sunday, March 24, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor)

Led by Jessica Hall of Prison Writes.
https://www.prisonwrites.org

Prison Writes is an innovative, therapeutic writing program with a trauma-informed approach. We bring writing workshops to detained, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals for advocacy, therapy, literacy and more. Prison Writes mission is to support participants literacy development and writing skills so they can have real opportunities for successful rehabilitation and re-entry.

Prison Writes' high professional standard was developed to meet the needs of vulnerable populations, while introducing participants to real world writers. Our workshops are co-facilitated by licensed social workers and professional writing teachers who are also published authors.

Through Prison Writes, NYWW instructors have taught workshops for formerly incarcerated community members at the New York Public Library, with youth populations in an alternative-to-incarceration program, young people in the New York City Administration of Children’s Services Close to Home initiative, program participants at the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office of Re-entry, and Bronxconnects Alternative to Incarceration program for adolescents.

Our facilitators engage participants in literacy development through diverse reading materials and writing exercises. We aspire to increase participant’s confidence in achieving their career, educational, and life goals through writing. This includes the ability to communicate their lived experience to self-advocate, and to pursue higher education and meaningful and gainful employment.

We bring writing workshops to participants in the institutions where they are being held and receiving services. Our workshops are tailored to participant’s needs. For women who are preparing for re-entry we work with them to write their bios and resumes. Activities include lifemaps and poetry exercises reflecting on where they are from and where they are headed. For youth who have been repeatedly suspended, and their educations have been interrupted by jail, our workshops focus on literacy development through reading and writing exercises based on contemporary literature, magazines, comic books, and lyricists.

Jessica Hall, the Executive Director of Prison Writes, has worked directly with at risk youth in New York City for over twenty years. She has conducted intergenerational oral history projects with public school students and memoir writing with court involved youth. Jessica received her BA in Political Science from Brooklyn College graduating CumLaude. She graduated with honors with her MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work in NYC with a focus on Community Organizing. Jessica is a licensed social worker.