When:
March 12, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
2017-03-12T11:00:00-04:00
2017-03-12T12:30:00-04:00
Where:
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
USA
Cost:
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

A talk by our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis.

Black women were among the courageous many who opposed the institution of slavery in America and worked for its end.  They fought not only slavery, but assumptions that the speaker’s lectern was an unfit place for a woman, especially if the audience was mixed men and women, and assumptions that African Americans and former slaves were not fit for mixed racial company.  Hear about some of the lesser-known women abolitionists (including Frances E. W. Harper and Charlotte Forten Grimké), plus a few most have heard of and can learn more about (Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth), and their contributions to the anti-slavery movement of their day.

 

 

Liz Collier

Community Outreach Director at Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
Liz, who grew up in Ethical Culture and has helped our young adult organization to flourish, works with RYSEC to connect the Society and other area organizations and to create and publicize programs to inspire ethical living.

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