June 13, 2021 @ 11:00 am
Most weeks, voluntary donations are split between the work of the Society and an organization whose work in the world honors human worth.

Where Is the Joy in Freedom?

J. Phillip ThompsonHonoring the history of Black Liberation struggles and the particular uprisings of 2020 and 2021, the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture is proud to host, along with other ethical and humanist societies, a Juneteenth celebration entitled “Where is the Joy in Freedom?” with guest speaker NYC Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson.  As Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson led the campaign for Juneteenth to be recognized as an official holiday in New York City and New York State. He is the author of Double Trouble: Black Mayors, Black Communities and the Call for a Deep Democracy. 

The celebration also features musicians DuPree, Lindsey Wilson and Barry Kornhauser and poets Valerie Verdia and Kim Brandon.

Sharing of Responsibility

Donations to RYSEC Sunday Sharing from June 8 to the end of the month will be shared with the Ali Forney Center, in honor of Pride Month.  June 1-7 is a special sharing with our Racial Justice Speakers Fund.

The Ali Forney Center, based in New York City, is the largest LGBT community center helping LGBT homeless youth in the United States.  The Center works to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and to empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

Please mark your check or online donation “Sunday Sharing” to be sure it’s split between our sharing partner for the month and support for the programs of the Society.  If you are from another Ethical Society, please note that as well (or email office@rysec.org).



Please update to the latest level of Zoom before entering.

Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device:
Please click this URL to RSVP and get the Zoom link: https://bsec.org/juneteenth-rsvp 

If you want to join by phone (not smartphone):
Call 718 548 4445 to get the phone number by Friday preceding the program.

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