AMERICAN ETHICAL UNION: 97th Annual Assembly
June 14 - 17, 2012

Latham, New York
Thursday, June 14, 2012
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Complete Package (with meals)
Tuesday, June 12th

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm: National Leaders Council Meeting
 

Wednesday, June 13th

9 am - 5 pm:
  National Leaders Council Meeting
 

Thursday, June 14th

8 am - Noon:
  National Leaders Council Meeting

8:30 am - 5 pm:  AEU Board of Directors Meeting

4 pm - 8 pm:  Registration

4 pm - 8 pm:  Exhibitors' Displays Open
 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm:  Opening Reception 
This is a time to meet, mingle and get to know the members of the AEU staff, current Board Members and Candidates.  There will be a cash bar available.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm:  Ice Breaker Activities

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Opening Reception:  Welcome to the 2012 AEU Assembly. Join us as we create a community of Ethical Culturists from across the country.  Come share the fun in this welcoming and rousing opening reception as we create an incredible beginning to the 97th AEU Annual Assembly in beautiful Albany, New York.  Meet new friends, sing new songs and get ready to consider "Building A Home of Hope," the theme for this year's Assembly.  
Add to calendarThursday, June 14, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)


Friday, June 15th

6:30 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast (HOTEL GUESTS ONLY)

7:30 am - 8:30 am: ESWoW Meeting

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Colloquy

8:00 am - 6:00 pm:  Registration
continues

8:00 am - 6:00 pm: Exhibitors' Displays Are Open
 

AEU Business Meeting
The Strategic Planning Session Findings & Going Forward

Facilitator: Randy Best, Leader, Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle   (details)
AEU Business Meeting
The Strategic Planning Session Findings & Going Forward

Facilitator: Randy Best, Leader, Ethical Humanist Society of the Triangle 
This session presents the results of the AEU Strategic Planning Listening Sessions that were held in 2010-2011.  These sessions were held at WES for Washington/ Baltimore/NOVES, at NYSEC for NY/ Brooklyn/ Long Island/Riverdale-Yonkers/Westchester/Northern Westchester/ Bergen/Essex, at St. Louis and in Chicago.  Common ideas were identified and rolled into a Strategic Plan that will be presented at the Assembly.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 9:15 AM - 11:45 AM (Eastern Time)

Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Award Luncheon
Presenter:  Jennifer Scates, AEU President
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Anna Garlin Spencer Volunteer Award Luncheon
Presenter:  Jennifer Scates, AEU President

The American Ethical Union and its congregations depend on the volunteer time and monetary commitment of its members. Many times, members work “behind the scenes” on programs and events and do not get the recognition they deserve.  Members ideas and proposals, and especially their hard work make their congregations a success, and can be used for programs at other Ethical Societies or even AEU programs. The recipients of this award were nominated by their Society in recognition for their many years of voluntary service to the Ethical Culture Movement.

Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 12:00 PM - 1:45 PM (Eastern Time)


General Session 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm  

"Architecture:  How Do We Want Our Societies to Be?"
Facilitators:  Catherine Bordeau, Martha Gallahue, Mary Herman, Jone Johnson Lewis and Amanda Poppei

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"Architecture: How Do We Want Our Societies to Be?"
Facilitators: Catherine Bordeau, Martha Gallahue, Mary Herman, Jone Johnson Lewis and Amanda Poppei

In this participative session, we'll ask questions, suggest some ideas, and elicit even more ideas from those participating. How do we build a culture in our Ethical Societies that aligns with our values? What are the elements that create a vibrant ethical culture in our societies? How do we elicit and sustain ethical values in a Society's work, inner culture, and members lives?"
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM (Eastern Time)


Concurrent Sessions 4:00 pm - 5:10 pm  

Making Choices for Societal Well-Being
Facilitators: Martha Gallahue and Joy McConnell
 (details)
Making Choices for Societal Well-Being
Facilitators: Martha Gallahue and Joy McConnell
Often in local Societies, we design and implement good programs according to a member's creative idea and the Society's resources. One piece missing, however, is to measure how the program will reinforce member cohesion and societal identity. Without this, we risk losing societies members who suffer fatigue and a loss of coherent purpose. This workshop will address this and recommend ways to meet a Society's needs with better coordinated programs. This is a solution-oriented workshop at which we encourage input from both our larger and smaller Societies.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:10 PM (Eastern Time)

Gather Together!  Planning Dynamic and Welcoming Platform Services
Facilitators:  Amanda Poppei and Bart Worden
 (details)
Gather Together!  Planning Dynamic and Welcoming Platform Services
Facilitators:  Amanda Poppei and Bart Worden
Join Amanda and Bart as they explore forms, formats, and formulas for creating moving and intellectually stimulating platform services. They'll cover everything from music to platform addresses to multi-generational inclusion, all with an eye toward the particular context of each society.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:10 PM (Eastern Time)

Bringing Both Heart and Mind to Society Finances
Facilitator: Jone Johnson Lewis
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Bringing Both Heart and Mind to Society Finances
Facilitator: Jone Johnson Lewis

A budget, it has been said, is the financial expression of a Society's values and plans. So are all your other financial actions: how you raise money, how you decide to spend it, where you invest it. When there's worry about financial sustainability, are your society's overall values driving tough decisions? Do you hold your own society to the standards you hold the political world in making financial decisions? This participative workshop is designed to open minds and hearts to creative and value-driven problem-solving, especially in tough financial times. Facilitator Jone Johnson Lewis will bring her business background and Ethical Culture commitment. Other panelists to be announced.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:10 PM (Eastern Time)

Adios to Burnout with Society Volunteers
Facilitator: Mary Herman, Catherine Bordeau
 (details)
Adios to Burnout with Society Volunteers
Facilitator: Mary Herman, Catherine Bordeau

So, you are considering stepping up to a lay leadership position at your Society? Excited by the possibilities? Apprehensive about the responsibilities? Both at the same time? This workshop is for you. Our Societies count on lay leadership and the vibrancy of our volunteer teams. Geared to prospective lay leaders and those who are already in leadership, we'll have an opportunity to discuss what motivates people to volunteer and offer tools for how you can become more effective in leading groups. Starting with how to recruit members to join your team, we'll offer tips on how to go beyond the "fill 'em and forget 'em" recruitment model to one that inspires participation and brings out the best in the participants.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 4:00 PM - 5:10 PM (Eastern Time)


5:10 pm - 5:20 pm - BREAK  


Concurrent Sessions 5:20 pm - 6:30 pm  

What is the Best and How do You Bring it Out? A Personal Development Workshop
Presenter: Andra Miller
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What is the Best and How do You Bring it Out? A Personal Development Workshop
Presenter: Andra Miller
Revisiting Dr. Adler's "Supreme Moral Rule," we explore his concept that bringing out the best in others brings out the best in us. Why did Adler call it "supreme"? How does it work in our lives?; Can concentrating on others' bests improve our lives -- and truly work to bring out our own best? We will talk about the concept and look for opportunities in our home/work/other lives to forget ourselves and zero in on others.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 5:20 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Making Choices for Societal Well-Being
Facilitators: Martha Gallahue and Joy McConnell  (details)
Making Choices for Societal Well-Being
Facilitators: Martha Gallahue and Joy McConnell
Often in local Societies, we design and implement good programs according to a member's creative idea and the Society's resources. One piece missing, however, is to measure how the program will reinforce member cohesion and societal identity. Without this, we risk losing societies members who suffer fatigue and a loss of coherent purpose. This workshop will address this and recommend ways to meet a Society's needs with better coordinated programs. This is a solution-oriented workshop at which we encourage input from both our larger and smaller Societies.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 5:20 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Gather Together! Planning Dynamic and Welcoming Platform Services
Facilitators: Amanda Poppei and Bart Worden  (details)
Gather Together! Planning Dynamic and Welcoming Platform Services
Facilitators: Amanda Poppei and Bart Worden
Join Amanda and Bart as they explore forms, formats, and formulas for creating moving and intellectually stimulating platform services. They'll cover everything from music to platform addresses to multi-generational inclusion, all with an eye toward the particular context of each society.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 5:20 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Bringing Both Heart and Mind to Society Finances
Facilitator: Jone Johnson Lewis
 (details)
Bringing Both Heart and Mind to Society Finances
Facilitator: Jone Johnson Lewis

A budget, it has been said, is the financial expression of a Society's values and plans. So are all your other financial actions: how you raise money, how you decide to spend it, where you invest it. When there's worry about financial sustainability, are your society's overall values driving tough decisions? Do you hold your own society to the standards you hold the political world in making financial decisions? This participative workshop is designed to open minds and hearts to creative and value-driven problem-solving, especially in tough financial times. Facilitator Jone Johnson Lewis will bring her business background and Ethical Culture commitment. Other panelists to be announced.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 5:20 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)

Adios to Burnout with Society Volunteers
Facilitator: Mary Herman, Catherine Bordeau
 (details)
Adios to Burnout with Society Volunteers
Facilitator: Mary Herman, Catherine Bordeau

So, you are considering stepping up to a lay leadership position at your Society? Excited by the possibilities? Apprehensive about the responsibilities? Both at the same time? This workshop is for you. Our Societies count on lay leadership and the vibrancy of our volunteer teams. Geared to prospective lay leaders and those who are already in leadership, we'll have an opportunity to discuss what motivates people to volunteer and offer tools for how you can become more effective in leading groups. Starting with how to recruit members to join your team, we'll offer tips on how to go beyond the "fill 'em and forget 'em" recruitment model to one that inspires participation and brings out the best in the participants.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 5:20 PM - 6:30 PM (Eastern Time)


7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Dinner, Movie & Speaker with Q&A  (details)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Dinner, Movie & Speaker with Q&A

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm: Documentary screening, “Zero Percent.” Hudson Link’s college program inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility.

The Hudson Link documentary, “Zero Percent,” focusing on its college program inside Sing Sing Correctional Facility, has been winning many accolades at film festivals across the country including: the first-ever Silver Heart Award at the Dallas International Film Festival; Best Documentary Award at UrbanWorld, Breckenridge, Bronx and Las Vegas Film Festivals; Best of Festival at the Arlington International Film Festival; and the Human Spirit Award at the Ojai Film Festival.

9:00 pm -10:00 pm: Brian Fischer, Commissioner, NYS Dept. of Correctional Services, speaks on the Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison. Q&A session with Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link.

 
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM (Eastern Time)


10:00 pm - Midnight: Youth Caucus  (details)
10:00 pm - Midnight  Youth Caucus
Come one, come all! Ethical Culture youth (up to age 28) will gather to begin to build a vision for our own ideas of the future of the movement. We will use this time to strengthen our community ties and to begin to carve out a plan for our leadership. The caucus will be led by Catherin Bordeau, leader-in-training from the Brooklyn Society.
Add to calendarFriday, June 15, 2012 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM (Eastern Time)


Saturday, June 16th

6:00 am -  9:00 am:  Breakfast

8:00 am - 9:00 am:  Presidents Council Meeting

8:00 am - 9:00 am:  Colloquy


8:00 am - 6:00 pm:  Registration
continues

8:00 am - 6:00 pm:  Exhibitors' Displays Are Open
 


Humanizing Criminal Justice

The focus of this day will be to look at many different aspects of the Criminal Justice System and the role you can play in it.
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Humanizing Criminal Justice

The second day of the Annual Assembly of the American Ethical Union -- a gathering of members and friends of Ethical Culture Societies -- will be devoted to Humanizing Criminal Justice.

The morning will feature speakers who will educated us about many of the concerns that contribute to the current crisis in the American criminal justice system.  We need to develop better understanding of these issues before we can act productively.

The afternoon will provide a series of more informal workshops with our speakers focusing on promising initiatives and how we can actively contribute toward improving existing conditions. We can, when informed and encouraged, find ways in which we can act to humanize criminal justice.

Speakers and panelists have expertise in the areas we will address, many with experience both "inside" and out, and many perspectives will be shared, including those of scholars and researchers, people who have been incarcerated, professionals and volunteers who work in prisons, advocates for legislative and penal reform, and law enforcement professionals.

We welcome participants from both Ethical Culture Societies and from the wider community of concern.


10:00 am - 11:00 am Platform: "The Plague of Prisons:  Healing the Wounds"
Presenter: Robert Berson, Leader, Ethical Society of Northern Westchester

KeyNote Speaker:  Ernest Drucker
is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health; Senior Research Associate and Scholar in Residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of NY, and on the teaching faculty of the Bard Prison Initiative. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in NY State and conducts research in AIDS, drug policy, and prisons and is active in public health and human rights efforts in the US and abroad.  (details)
10:00 am - 11:00 am Platform: "The Plague of Prisons:  Healing the Wounds"
Presenter: Bob Berson, Leader, Ethical Society of Northern Westchester

Keynote Speaker: Ernest Drucker,
Professor Emeritus in the Department of Family and Social Medicine, Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health; Senior Research Associate and Scholar in Residence at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of NY, and on the teaching faculty of the Bard Prison Initiative. He is licensed as a Clinical Psychologist in NY State and conducts research in AIDS, drug policy, and prisons and is active in public health and human rights efforts in the US and abroad.

For 25 years (1980 - 2005) he was Director of the Division of Public Health and Policy Research at Montefiore/Einstein. He founded Montefiore's 1000 patient drug treatment program in 1970 and served as its Director until 1990. He has been an NIH funded principal investigator since 1991 and is author of over 100 peer reviewed scientific articles, newspaper and magazine pieces, edited collections and chapters, and textbooks. He was founding Associate Editor of The International Journal of Drug Policy; founder and Editor in Chief (with John Booth Davies) of Addiction Research and Theory (1993 - 2005); and is the founding Editor in Chief of the open access Harm Reduction Journal.

He is a founder (in 1994) and Honored Life Member of the International Harm Reduction Association; and a founder and Chairman of the Board of Doctors of the World / USA, 1993-1997, affiliated with Medicins du Monde, France. He has been a Fellow of the Lindesmith Center at the Open Society Institute, a senior Soros Justice Fellow since 2004, and is a 2010- 2011 Senior Specialist in Global Health of the US/Australian Fulbright Program. A Plague of Prisons: The Epidemiology of Mass Incarceration in America, his first book, was published by The New Press in September 2011.

For more information please visit: http://www.aplagueofprisons.com


Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen & Bob Berson

Panelists:  Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link; Katherine Vockins, Director, Rehabilitation Through the Arts; David Soares, District Attorney, Albany County; Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative; Glenn Martin, Executive Director, Fortune Society; Evan Goldstein, Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance; Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University, and Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, Osborne Association.  (details)

Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen & Bob Berson

Panelists: Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link; Katherine Vockins, Director, Rehabilitation Through the Arts; David Soares, District Attorney, Albany County; Max Kenner, Bard Prison Initiative; Glenn Martin, Executive Director, Fortune Society;  Evan Goldstein, Policy Coordinator, Drug Policy Alliance; Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University, and Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, Osborne Association.

Speakers and panelists have expertise in the areas we will address, many with experience both "inside" and out, and many perspectives will be shared, including those of scholars and researchers, people who have been incarcerated, professionals and volunteers who work in prisons, advocates for legislative and penal reform, and law enforcement professionals.  We welcome participants from both Ethical Culture Societies and from the wider community of concern.  Please come and participate.


Saturday, June 16, 2012 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Eastern Time)

National Ethical Service Luncheon
Guest Speaker:  Former NY State Governor, David Paterson

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National Ethical Service Luncheon
Guest Speaker:  Former NY State Governor, David Paterson
The NES will hold a luncheon in honor of former NY State Governor, David Paterson during which time the AEU will present Gov. Paterson with an award recognizing his dedicated work on criminal justice issues, particularly the reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws.  Gov. Paterson will speak on the work he accomplished while in office and where he feels there is still work to be done. 
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Concurrent Sessions 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm  

What Volunteers Can Do
Facilitator: Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader, Philadelphia and Baltimore Ethical Societies
Presenter:
Marian Farrell, Ossining Prison Ministry, Dawn Ravella, Director, Mission & Outreach, Reformed Church of Bronxville, Ted Kuhn, Music Teacher, Sing Sing Prison & Kate Farren, Drama Coach, Rehabilitation Through the Arts. 
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What Volunteers Can Do
Facilitator: Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader, Philadelphia and Baltimore Ethical Societies
Presenter:
Marian Farrell, Ossining Prison Ministry, Dawn Ravella, Director, Mission & Outreach, Reformed Church of Bronxville, Ted Kuhn, Music Teacher, Sing Sing Prison & Kate Farren, Drama Coach, Rehabilitation Through the Arts. 

There are many ways to help inmates and their families: offering visitors basic breakfast food after their often long and arduous trips, donating books to prison libraries, teaching a literacy class, and simply listening with an open heart. There are as many ways as there are needs and caring people willing to meet them. Share the ways in which you have helped and learn about projects that you can bring back to your communities.
Saturday, June 16, 2012 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Justice for Juveniles
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen, Leader, NY Society for Ethical Culture
Presenter: Gabrielle Prisco, Director, Juvenile Justice Project, Correctional Association of NY & Carmen Perez, Executive Director for The Gathering For Justice
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Justice for Juveniles
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen, Leader, NY Society for Ethical Culture
Presenter: Gabrielle Prisco, Director, Juvenile Justice Project, Correctional Association of NY & Carmen Perez, Executive Director for The Gathering For Justice

Nationally, 1 in 3 Black and 1 in 6 Latino boys born in 2001 are at risk of imprisonment during their lifetime. Boys are five times as likely to be incarcerated as girls, but the number of girls in the juvenile justice system is rising. This rate of incarceration endangers children at younger and younger ages, forming what is called a cradle to prison pipeline. We can make a difference in these children's lives now. Learn how and imagine a different future for our children.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Education and the Arts
Facilitator: TBA
Presenters: Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link, Javier Cardona, Arts & Education Director, Rehabilitation Through the Arts, and Max Kenner, founder and Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative
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Education and the Arts
Facilitator: TBA
Presenters: Sean Pica, Executive Director, Hudson Link, Javier Cardona, Arts & Education Director, Rehabilitation Through the Arts, and Max Kenner, founder and Executive Director of the Bard Prison Initiative

Lives are transformed every day in small classrooms behind prison walls. Programs provide education and life skills; participation in theater, dance, creative writing, voice and visual art, and re-entry support help the incarcerated make a positive impact on their own lives, their families and communities. Be inspired by this transformation and connect to similar programs in your community.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

The Experience Inside
Facilitator: James White, Leader, Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Society
Presenters: John Conyers and Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University
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The Experience Inside
Facilitator: James White, Leader, Riverdale-Yonkers Ethical Society
Presenters: John Conyers and Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University

There is no preparation for life behind bars; one enters alone and learns how to survive. Everything is reduced to basics, calling upon inner resources and outside support. Challenges that many inmates faced in their communities - lack of education, economic hardship, and mental health issues - also challenge the rehabilitation resources of prisons. Former inmates share their stories of surviving and making a difference.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 2:15 PM - 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)


4:00 pm - 4:30 pm: BREAK  


Concurrent Sessions 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm  

What Volunteers Can Do
Facilitator: Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader, Philadelphia and Baltimore Ethical Societies
Presenter:
Marian Farrell, Ossining Prison Ministry, Dawn Ravella, Director, Mission & Outreach, Reformed Church of Bronxville, Ted Kuhn, Music Teacher, Sing Sing Prison & Kate Farren, Drama Coach, Rehabilitation Through the Arts. 
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What Volunteers Can Do
Facilitator: Hugh Taft-Morales, Leader, Philadelphia and Baltimore Ethical Societies
Presenter:
Marian Farrell, Ossining Prison Ministry, Dawn Ravella, Director, Mission & Outreach, Reformed Church of Bronxville, Ted Kuhn, Music Teacher, Sing Sing Prison & Kate Farren, Drama Coach, Rehabilitation Through the Arts. 

There are many ways to help inmates and their families: offering visitors basic breakfast food after their often long and arduous trips, donating books to prison libraries, teaching a literacy class, and simply listening with an open heart. There are as many ways as there are needs and caring people willing to meet them. Share the ways in which you have helped and learn about projects that you can bring back to your communities.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Children of the Incarcerated
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen
Presenters:
Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, Osborne Association & Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University  (details)
Children of the Incarcerated
Facilitator: Anne Klaeysen
Presenters:
Elizabeth Gaynes, Executive Director, Osborne Association & Kathy Boudin, Director of Criminal Justice Initiative Supporting Children, Families and Communities, School of Social Work, Columbia University
When a parent enters prison, children are abandoned, their lives forever changed. Learn about programs that help young people with incarcerated parents overcome stigma and isolation to achieve their potential through counseling, support groups, mentoring, and supervised visitation. Broken families can be repaired, and we can help.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Legislative Issues
Facilitator: Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader, Northern Virginia Ethical Society
Presenters:
  Glenn Martin, Director, David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy & Evan Goldstein, Policy Director, Drug Policy Alliance
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Legislative Issues
Facilitator: Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader, Northern Virginia Ethical Society
Presenters:
 
Glenn Martin, Director, David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy & Evan Goldstein, Policy Director, Drug Policy Alliance
There are policies and procedures our states and nation can adopt to foster a more effective, efficient and humane criminal justice system and a safer, more just society. Relying only on imprisonment as a response to crime is costly and counterproductive. It fails to take into account people's basic capacity to change. It also continues to punish people long after their sentences have been served by denying them the right to vote. Learn how to advocate for reform through legislation.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Law Enforcement Perspective
Facilitator: TBA
Presenter: David Soares, Albany County District Attorney; Dora Schriro, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of   Corrections; Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff
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Law Enforcement Perspective
Facilitator: TBA
Presenter: David Soares, Albany County District Attorney; Dora Schriro, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of   Corrections; Craig Apple, Albany County Sheriff
Neighborhoods flourish when people feel safe to leave their homes, travel to work and school, and enjoy social relationships. Crime threatens lives, property, health and safety. We rely upon law enforcement institutions to protect us, and many people put their own lives at risk to do so. In order to change the negative aspects of law enforcement, we need to appreciate its positive aspects, and engage in a process of understanding that can lead to change.
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (Eastern Time)


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm: AEU Business Issues - Discussion Session
Presented by: AEU Board and Finance Committee
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;AEU Business Issues - Discussion Session
Presented by: AEU Board & Finance Committee
Have comments or questions about the issues you will be offered for voting/approval at this year's Assembly? This is an open session giving you the opportunity to share your concerns with members of the AEU Board and Finance Committee.(Please note that there will be limited discussion of these issues from the floor during voting, so this is your opportunity to share your thoughts.)


7:00 pm - 7:30 pm: Elliott-Black Reception  (details)
Elliott-Black Reception - Meet and mingle with new and old friends in a relaxing atmosphere - a cash bar will be made available for your convenience and pleasure.

Elliott-Black Dinner
 (details)
Elliott-Black Dinner
Add to calendarSaturday, June 16, 2012 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM (Eastern Time)

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm: Elliott-Black Award Ceremony  (details)
Elliott-Black Award - Ceremony
Presenters: Jennifer Scates, AEU President, Lisel Burns, Ethical Action Chair and Nominating Society Representative (TBA)
The Elliott-Black Award was established in 1971 to honor two long-term and highly esteemed Leaders of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, the late John Lovejoy Elliott and Algernon D. Black. It is given by the American Ethical Union as a recognition and tribute to an individual or organization in the larger community who has made a significant positive impact on society and the achievement of ethical ideals.


Sunday, June 17th

6:30 am - 9:00 am:  Breakfast (HOTEL GUESTS ONLY)

7:30 am - 8:30 am:  Colloquy


9:00 am - 10:00 am:  Exhibitors' Displays Are Open

10:00 am - 12:45 pm:  AEU Business Meeting
 


Sunday, June 17th
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm: Farewell Brunch
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Sunday Farewell Brunch
What were the highlights of this Assembly for you?  What will you take home from the Assembly to use in your Society? Who are the people you met that you will stay connected with and how will you connect?
Add to calendarSunday, June 17, 2012 12:45 PM - 2:00 PM (Eastern Time)


2:15 pm - 4:15 pm Board Meeting  


Sunday, June 17th - Monday 18th 

4:30 pm Begins the Board Retreat
 


 

Contact Information


  • Law'nence "L" Miller
    Director of Administration
    American Ethical Union
    Phone: 212-873-6500 / Fax: 212-624-0203
    Email: lmiller.aeu@gmail.com

Payment Instructions

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