May 19, 2019 @ 11:00 am
Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture
4450 Fieldston Rd
Bronx, NY 10471
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Are you curious about alternatives to our current economic system? Economic democracy is an embedded value for system change that can face the future with hope and justice.

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The system we live in got this way with a preferential hierarchy of better and more. It brought us injustice and exploitation and deep feelings of lack of worth. Rebecca Lurie will help to frame the underpinnings of a cooperative economy alongside humanist values. She will expose how our best human values of community, care, and love can be brought to a systemic approach of social change.

Rebecca Lurie is the founder of The Community and Worker Ownership Project at the City University of NY School for Labor and Urban Studies and the Murphy Institute where she is also adjunct faculty. She is a founding member of the worker-owned cooperative, New Deal Home Improvement Company. She began her working career as a union carpenter and transitioned into worker education through the union’s apprenticeship program and the construction industry. Using a sector approach for understanding industries and their employment needs, and dedicated to inclusive community development, Rebecca has collaborated on numerous community economic development projects in NYC, including pre-apprenticeship programs, a Bronx green jobs network, a kitchen incubator and the design of Best for NYC. She serves on the Boards of the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative and was a recent President at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. She holds a Master’s in Organizational Change Management from The New School, a certificate in Adult Occupational Education from CUNY and is certified in Permaculture Urban Design. She is a native New Yorker raised with the spirit and passion of dedication to social justice.

Music by Lindsey Wilson.

Our Ethics Matters theme for May is curiosity: the practice of moving from fear to open-mindedness and open-heartedness.

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 programs. Please join us!

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