What's Happening This Week at the Society
Events from March 2, 2013 through March 10, 2013
SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 2013
5:00 - 8:00 PM at the Society Meeting House
MOVIE: HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM
RYSEC and Congregation Tehillah co-sponsor this evening to break bread, watch a movie and discuss issues. All are welcome. This month's movie: HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM? is stunning audiences across the globe as it traces the worldwide economic collapse to a 1971 secret memo entitled Attack on American Free Enterprise System. Written over 40 years by the future Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell, at the behest of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the 6-page memo, a free-market utopian treatise, called for a money fueled big business makeover of government through corporate control of the media, academia, the pulpit, arts and sciences and destruction of organized labor and consumer protection groups.
But Powell's real "end game" was business control of law and politics. HEIST's step by step detail exposes the systemic implementation of Powell's memo by BOTH U.S. political parties culminating in the deregulation of industry, outsourcing of jobs and regressive taxation. All of which led us to the global financial crisis of 2008 and the continued dismantling of the American middle class. Today, politics is the playground of the rich and powerful, with no thought given to the hopes and dreams of ordinary Americans. No other film goes on as deeply as HEIST in explaining the greatest wealth transfer of our time. Moving beyond the white noise of today's polarizing media, HEIST provides viewers with a clear, concise and fact-based explanation of how we got into this mess, and what we need to do to restore our representative democracy.
A vegetarian dinner will be available at $5 per person. Proceeds are donated to the KRMH (Kingsbridge/Riverdale/Marble Hill Food and Hunger Project).
SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2013
11:00 AM at the Society Meeting House
PLATFORM TOPIC: Women Leaders in the Struggle
SPEAKER: Shirrell Patterson, Co-Chair of Congregation for Justice and Peace
Since the attacks of September 11th Shirrell Patterson, Jim White and a core of West Harlem activists (mostly women) have created a coalition for study, protest and reform. Ms Patterson will share her recent presentation on "The New Jim Crow," and then in dialogue with Jim, will describe the coalition's actions on the disparate racial impact of federal and state cutbacks in health and education programs, and the catastrophic effects of Columbia University's takeover of the Manhattanville neighborhood. Other peace and justice issues will be discussed as well.
12:45 - 2 PM - MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP DISCUSSION- Bring your thoughts and ideas. Feel free to contact Jim, Yaniris, Lynda, Kay or John if there's anything you want to see on the agenda.
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
6:00 PM at Jim and Eileen's Home
Our first renewed "M Night" will be hosted by Jim at his and Eileen's home in Teaneck. This seemed to be the best night for all who expressed interest. Jim will serve vegetarian spaghetti. Members - please call Grace to let her know what you would like to bring, and to get carpool information.
Meeting and eating in each other's homes can make "bringing out the best" BETTER!
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
11:00 AM at the Society Meeting House
PLATFORM TOPIC: Women Then and Now: Celebrating Women's History Month
SPEAKER: Yaniris Urbaez/Lynda Paull, Coordinators
Let's sing, dance, read poetry, reflect, feed each other and raise a toast to the wonders of women past and present. Women, men, children - ALL TOGETHER here today. Our celebration will be followed by a potluck lunch.
Contact Lynda Paull (917) 549-7528 or Grace Cobbinah (718) 548-4445 if you want to contribute your talent or labor to this celebration.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013
6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Society Meeting House
It is the largest out of school youth organization in the U.S. with over 7 million youth members. The goal of 4-H is to develop citizenship, leadership and the skills of youth through mostly experiential learning programs. The Club is open to children of 9 to 19 years of age. Parents should accompany younger children to enroll.
Volunteers are always welcome to set up beds, provide and/or serve the meal, clean up after the meal and provide camaraderie to our guests. If you are interested in volunteering in this capacity, please call (718) 548-4445 or contact our Office Manager at email@example.com.
The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture is seeking canned food donations to benefit the (KRMH) Kingsbridge-Riverdale-Marble Hill Food and Hunger, Project, Inc.
Food prices are soaring worldwide. More low-income families in the United States are making trips to food banks, where stocks are quickly depleting. The KRMH pantry supports homeless, underemployed and unemployed families in Riverdale and surrounding communities.
This is an ongoing food drive. Please leave the food donations at the Society, Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will not accept PERISHABLE or EXPIRED foods.
Urgent action is needed in making food accessible to the most vulnerable especially on Thanksgiving Day. Help make a difference in the lives of the needy! Be generous!
For additional information call (718) 548-4445.
RIVERDALE ART ASSOCIATION MARCH 2013
4 WOMEN'S EXHIBIT: ART ALIVE IN RIVERDALE
ARTIST RECEPTION: SUNDAY MARCH 10, 2013, 2:00PM - 3:30 PM
REGULAR GALLERY SHOWING TIMES: MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
MARCH 2013 EXHIBIT:
Works by Ruth Hurd, Joan Levine, Aija Sears, and Gloria Karlson
The Riverdale Art Association presents an exhibit of four local artists currently painting in Riverdale. Ruth Hurd, Gloria Karlson, Joan Levine and Aija Sears are featured in an exhibit of their recent work. Artists' Reception is Sunday, March 10th from 2:00 to 3:30 PM at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, 4450 Fieldston Road, Riverdale, New York, 718 548 4445 www.rysec.org The exhibit is open through the month of March, Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4 PM.
Ruth Hurd's work is evolving from the realistic watercolors of landscape and nature to the more abstract focus on patterns and repetition, memory rather than precise visual representation. She continues her studies at the Art Students League, has exhibited extensively and received many awards.
Joan Levine's vibrant watercolors depict landscapes in which unearthly botanicals and bizarre creatures visit to tell their stories. She too has exhibited widely and studied in San Francisco and New York.
Aija Sears is a trained botanical artist, exploring a wide range of subject matter as well as using objects from nature to see where their organic shapes lead her hand, in varied media. She has studied in New York and exhibited in the Northeast, winning awards along the way.
Gloria Karlson exhibits her oils and drawings regularly and describes her work: "My personal library of black and white photographs serves as inspiration for my paintings. In them, translated and transformed in color, I seek to portray the visual equivalence of the subterranean rumbling of my psyche. Any resemblance to another psyche is purely intentional."
The artists are members of the Riverdale Art Association, and they invite the community to this exciting exhibit and to meetings of the Riverdale Art Association.
Meetings are open to the public and are the second Tuesday each month at the Riverdale Atria's Community Room. The next meeting is scheduled for March 12th at 7:00 PM. www.riverdaleartassociation.org