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Jan
26
Sun
Yemen: Holding Faith Amidst Despair
Jan 26 @ 11:00 am
Yemen: Holding Faith Amidst Despair @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

In this talk, Isaac Evans-Frantz, director of Action Corps, will tell the local story of the campaign to stop the war in Yemen. The U.S.-backed Saudi/UAE-Led Coalition in Yemen is starving the country and killing its most vulnerable civilians. The war has created the largest current humanitarian atrocity on Earth: Currently 10 million people are steps away from famine and starvation and the country is experiencing the world’s worst cholera outbreak in recorded history. Action Corps, a grassroots initiative that grew out of the humanitarian NGO Oxfam, has been organizing in Riverdale and beyond to press U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to lead the effort in Congress to stop U.S. participation in the war. In 2018, they succeeded at obtaining his support for the historic War Powers Resolution to stop the war and his co-sponsorship to the National Defense Authorization Act to stop certain arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Although ultimately these bills have not yet stopped U.S. participation in the war, they have resulted in some changes on the ground in Yemen, and are important steps forward. Elrowmeim, from Yemen herself, and Evans-Frantz, will speak about hope, opportunity and action in the face of U.S.-inflicted imperialism and disaster.

About the Speaker:

Isaac Evans-Frantz – New York, NY – leads Action Corps’ Yemen solidarity campaign. He was one of the first two lead organizers of Oxfam Action NYC, the predecessor to Action Corps NYC, from 2008 to 2009. Since then, he has mentored fellow Action Corps organizers, led member-level meetings with U.S. Senators and Representatives around climate change, war, and other matters of global justice. In the past year he played a key role in obtaining the support of House leadership for the Yemen War Powers Resolution to stop Saudi/Emirati bombing of the country. He organized rallies in front of Congressional offices in New York and California, supported Yemeni-American peace activists, and convened local and national organizations. He holds a Master in Public Administration from the City University of New York with a concentration in non-profit management. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, a qualified Spanish interpreter, and a Certified Lactation Counselor.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Feb
2
Sun
The Elusive Right to Vote
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am
The Elusive Right to Vote @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture

A theme for this year of Black History Month is the story of African Americans and the vote.  This year marks the 150th anniversary of the passage of the 15th amendment to the US Constitution, which gave the right to vote to African American men.  Almost immediately, that right was being limited. Today, the right to vote for black men, black women, and other people of color is seriously under threat.  Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on that history.  Music by Lindsey Wilson.

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for February is Resilience: The practice of flexibility and strength in responding to challenges.  “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you take what happens to you.”  How do we become more resilient, expanding our window of tolerance, without that tolerance enabling injustice and pain?

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

Feb
9
Sun
Sunday Platform
Feb 9 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Feb
16
Sun
How Resilience Works
Feb 16 @ 11:00 am
How Resilience Works @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture

How we deal with trauma and grief, as well as with ordinary challenges of life, depends in large part on our resilience: our ability to bounce back.   Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on how resilience works, looking at some of the latest research and understandings. Is resilience an inborn trait?  Something that gets used up if we need to rely on it? What factors increase our resilience? And when does an emphasis on resilience reinforce injustice?  Music by Lindsey Wilson.

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.'” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for February is Resilience: The practice of flexibility and strength in responding to challenges.  “It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you take what happens to you.”  How do we become more resilient, expanding our window of tolerance, without that tolerance enabling injustice and pain?

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

Feb
23
Sun
Sunday Platform
Feb 23 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Mar
1
Sun
2020 Vision: Wisdom from 100 Years of Woman Suffrage
Mar 1 @ 11:00 am

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, removing sex as a reason to deny someone the right to vote.  (Many women were still unable to vote, due to poll taxes, denial of the vote to Native Americans, etc. — but not because they were women.)

Suffrage parade 1912, women in white

Women’s suffrage parade, New York City, May 1912

Our Leader, Jone Johnson Lewis, will reflect on 100 years of woman suffrage, including the lessons we can learn from the long struggle to win that right, and the long struggle before and after to make women’s full citizenship a reality.  Jone wrote on women’s history for About.com (now Thoughtco.com) for 19 years.

Music by Lindsey Wilson.

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday programs. Please join us!

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!  

Our Ethics Matters theme for March is Wisdom: the practice of deep understanding, including examining what we have been taught.

Note on snow closings:  If the power is on, we’ll post a snow warning on our web page and on our Facebook page.  If the weather is iffy, please check before coming, and only come if it is safe to travel from where you are.

Mar
8
Sun
Sunday Platform
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Mar
15
Sun
Sunday Platform
Mar 15 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Mar
22
Sun
Sunday Platform
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Mar
29
Sun
Sunday Platform
Mar 29 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Apr
5
Sun
Sunday Platform
Apr 5 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Apr
12
Sun
Sunday Platform
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Apr
19
Sun
Sunday Platform
Apr 19 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Apr
26
Sun
Sunday Platform
Apr 26 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

May
3
Sun
Sunday Platform
May 3 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

May
10
Sun
Sunday Platform
May 10 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

May
17
Sun
Sunday Platform
May 17 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

May
24
Sun
Sunday Platform
May 24 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

May
31
Sun
Sunday Platform
May 31 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

Jun
7
Sun
Sunday Platform
Jun 7 @ 11:00 am
Sunday Platform @ Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture | New York | United States

Please check back soon for this week’s topic.

Each week, we meet at 11 am – 12:30 pm (plus time for socializing) to consider major issues of the day.

11 a.m. is gathering time, to meet and greet one another.  We start the formal program at 11:15 and usually end about 12:30.  After that, we have a time of informal conversation with some beverages and snacks.  Please feel free to bring some snacks to share!

Ethics for Children meets concurrently with our Sunday Platforms.

Music most Sundays by Lindsey Wilson.

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