Women of Ethical Culture: An Historical Perspective
Jone Johnson Lewis, Leader of the Northern Virginia Ethical Society,
presents material from her research on women of the Ethical Culture
movement, especially in the early years, and looks at the attitudes and
beliefs about women's role by our movement's founder, Felix Adler. She'll
also suggest some resources for a discussion group in your Society around
this topic. Among the women: Anna Garlin Spencer, Jane Addams, Helen
Goldmark Adler (Mrs. Felix Adler), Josephine and Pauline Goldmark, Cora
Catherine Calhoun, Lily Braun.
In addition to helping save our precious planet,
Green programs provide Societies with a unique opportunity for
community involvement and outreach. This workshop will explore the
various ways hat your community can get involved in green issues that
help membership explore low-impact living, while also creating projects
that are attractive to others. We will start with an ethical framework
for deeper involvement. Participants will then learn how to partner
with civic and community groups to achieve environment goals. We will
also discuss projects and programs that make a real difference and how
to leverage public funding to support your initiatives. We will focus
on habitat restoration projects, youth programming, carbon saving
"bank," and possible alliances with the EPA and National Park Service.
Participants will get lots of ideas to take back to their Societies.
Curt Collier is on the Leadership Team of the New
York Society for Ethical Culture. He is creating a second service for
that Society that address people's spiritual need for a green ethic.
He is also deputy director of Groundwork USA, a non-profit organization
headquartered in Yonkers and spread across the US that builds alliances
with residents and civic leaders to restore and reuse formerly
contaminated and/or abandoned land. He is also in charge of
programming for The Science Barge - a floating self contained aquaponic
greenhouse that demonstrates the potential of urban agriculture using
solar, wind, and bio-fuels.
There will be time for questions and discussion. You are invited to share your experiences. Particularly in difficult economic times, it is important for societies to share information on best practices in raising society income.
The workshop will encourage interaction and information sharing of initiatives among Societies. We will illustrate the value of building networks to enhance effectiveness using our work in the UNA/USA, the inter-spirituality movement, UN Committees, and our AEU Resolutions.
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