Ethical Outlook | May 2022
Ethics in Action
AIDS Walk 2022: Sponsor Our Young Ethical Explorers Team
Every year our Young Ethical Explorers take part in AIDS Walk NYC to raise money for care, prevention, and advocacy. Please give generously! Give Now
Ethics in Action
'Reclaim Our Vote' is Underway. Join the Fight!

On April 2, over 40 people joined the Ethical Action Committee's postcard-writing day to fight voter suppression. Read More
Ethics in Action
Donate Supplies to Ukraine
In cooperation with Manhattan Together and St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church, we're collecting supplies to be shipped to Ukrainians suffering under the Russian invasion. Read More
Tickets on Sale Now: 'Juneteenth: The Struggle Continues' Celebration and Benefit Concert Featuring Sweet Honey in The Rock!
Join us on Sunday, June 19 for a special performance by Sweet Honey in The Rock to benefit Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. Hosted by Tituss Burgess! Info and Tickets
Ethics in Action
May Partner: Camp Linden
This month we're collecting money to support Camp Linden, owned and operated by the Philadelphia Ethical Society. In the hills of Chester County, PA, the 50 acre facility partners with community organizations to host nature-focused summer day camps for children from low income urban communities. Learn more and give generously!
COVID-19 Notice: Proof of vaccination, photo ID, and mask are required.
May 1
•Nori Rost: If These Walls Could Speak (Hybrid)
11:00am-12:15pm | Read More

Leader Nori Rost explores how our historic meeting house has helped shape the arc of our history as well as what it means to be the New York Society for Ethical Culture in these very different times.
May 1
•Annual Membership Meeting (Members Only/Hybrid)
12:30pm-1:30pm | Read More
May 1
•Young Ethical Explorers First Sundays Festival: 'Expressing Nature Through Art'
1:30-3:00pm | Read More

Artist-in-residence dancer Jody Sperling and composer Matthew Burtner join us.
May 8
•Barbara Allan: Doing Our Time on the Outside (Hybrid)
11:00am-12:15pm | Read More

The founder of Prison Families Anonymous and author of Doing Our Time on the Outside will share firsthand knowledge about the devastating effects incarceration has on families.
May 15
•Third Act: Our Time is Now (Hybrid/AEU All-Society Platform)
11:00am-12:15pm | Read More

A representative from Third Act will join us to discuss their efforts to engage older Americans in advocacy on climate, racial justice, and protecting democracy.
May 15
•Ethics and the Theater Encore: The Price (In-Person Only)
1:30-3:00pm | Read More

Our staged reading and discussion series continues with Arthur Miller's classic.
May 22
•Richard Koral: A Remedy for Raging Inequality? (Hybrid)
11:00am-12:15pm | Read More

Thomas Picketty, the most original economist of the 21st Century, offers a cure for the decline of the egalitarian, middle class society. Can this work?
May 29
•Jé Exodus Hooper: 'Cultural Humanism: The Next Ethical Generation' (Hybrid)
11:00am-12:15pm | Read More

Let us contemplate Humanism’s response to capital-C Culture. How does Culture inform our Humanist practices and values? What are the lines of hospitality written on the faces we see?
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For questions and to RSVP, please contact Youth Programs Director Audrey Kindred at For more information about our youth and family programming, please visit
May 1
•May Day as Play Day: Creating Peace in the World
11:00am-12:30pm | Read More
May 1
•Young Ethical Explorers First Sundays Festival: 'Expressing Nature Through Art'
1:30-3:00pm | Read More
May 8
•Nurture Day
11:00am-12:30pm | Read More
May 15
•AIDS Walk NYC 2022
11:00am | Read More
May 22
•Eco-Writing Workshop
11:00-12:30pm | Read More
May 29
•Family Story-Writing
11:00-12:30pm | Read More
COVID-19 Notice: Only fully-vaccinated Society Members are invited to attend weekday hybrid programming in-person, with the exception of Ethics and the Theater, which is open to all vaccinated individuals. Proof of vaccination, photo ID, and mask are required.
•Share and Learn: Topics in Medicine, Mental Health, Science, and Ethics with Dr. Carol Portlock and Dr. Frank Corigliano (Online)
Mondays (hosts alternate) | 11:00am-12:00pm | Read More
•Exploring Ethical Dilemmas: Humor (Online)
May 9 | 7:00-8:30pm | Read More
•Film Focus: West Side Story (Online)
May 23 | 7:00-8:30pm | Read More
•Poetry Circle (Online)
May 3 | 10:30am-12:00pm | Read More
•Tuesdays With Nori
2nd Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm (Online)
4th Tuesdays 1:00-2:00pm (Hybrid) | Read More
•Ethics in the News - Topic TBA (Online)
May 17 | 11:00am-12:00pm | Read More
•Midweek Meditation (Online)
Tuesdays | 5:00-5:45pm | Read More
•Amnesty International NYC Groups 9 & 280 Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)
May 17 | 6:30-8:00pm | Read More
•Speaking of Science: 'Delivering on the Promise: Moving Scientific Breakthroughs to the Clinic' with David Bumcrot (Online)
May 24 | 7:00-8:00pm | Read More
•Camaraderie and Conversation on Issues Philosophical and Newsworthy w/ Leader Joe Chuman - Topic TBA (Online)
May 31 | 7:00-8:00pm | Read More
•Exploring Ethical Humanism: 'Inequality in Income, Opportunity, and Outcome' with Leader Richard Koral (Online)
May 4 | 7:00-8:00pm | Read More
•Great Literature Discussion: The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter (Online - RSVP Required)
May 4 and 18 | 7:00-9:00pm | Read More
•Screening and Discussion: 'Racially Charged: America's Misdemeanor Problem' and the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act (Online)
May 18 | 7:00-8:00pm | Read More
•American Ethical Union Salon on Biocentrism with Curt Collier (Online)
May 18 | 8:00-9:00pm | Read More
•Ethical Adventures: Museum of Arts and Design
May 25 | 10:30am | Read More
•Leader's Roundtable Discussions (Hybrid)
Thursdays | 12:00-1:30pm | Topics and Readings
•Storytelling Circle (Online)
May 5 and 19 | 5:00-6:00pm | Read More
•Colloquy: Patience (Online)
May 12 | 5:00-6:00pm | Read More
•Proactive Meditation and Deep Listening (Online)
May 6 and 13 | 10:00-11:00am | Read More
Ethics and the Theater: The Price by Arthur Miller (In-Person Only)
May 13 | 7:00-9:00pm | Read More
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