Ethical Society of Boston

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The Ethical Society of Boston is a democratic community and spiritual home for those who seek a rational, compassionate approach to life. We value the importance of living an ethical, responsible, and joyful life.
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January 6, 2011 - 9:57pm Ethical Society Presents Dave Burt and Ken Tilton, City Life/Vida Urbana Sunday, January 9, 2010. 10:30 am - 12:30 pm Spiegel Auditorium; 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 Dave Burt, Ken Tilton, Community Organizers, City Life/Vida Urbana "Foreclosure Nightmare: The Disaster Continues" In the spring of last year, City Life organizer Steve Meacham discussed how bank foreclosures were destabilizing neighborhoods and devastating home owners, and he outlined City Life strategies to fight back. This year, with broad evidence of bank mismanagement of foreclosure processes, the crisis has escalated. City Life organizers Dave Burt and Ken Tilton will give us the latest update. This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 3:35pm Ethical Society Presents Tom Larkin Tom Larkin, Licensed Psychologist; President, United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts “The Social and Economic Costs of Expanding Gambling in Massachusetts” - a presentation and discussion of the social, economic, and ethical issues of increasing the availability of gambling in Massachusetts. This event is free and open to the public. Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 read more
September 13, 2010 - 3:34pm TBD Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 3:30pm ESB Presents Thanksgiving Breakfast Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:53pm Ron Peden, Notes On The State Of America: Black to the Future, or White from the Past? Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:51pm "Fiscal Reform: Real or Not?" John A. Miller, Economics Professor, Wheaton College and Member, Dollars and Sense Collective This talk will describe how extreme inequality and free-market ideology brought about the continuing crisis of the U.S. and global economies and how reducing inequality and combating free-market ideology would help to get the economy moving in a positive direction. Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:49pm "Fighting for a Secular Government in Washington" Woody Kaplan, Advisory Board Chair, Secular Coalition for America Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:41pm Margo Woods, ESB President and Greg Epstein, Harvard Humanist Chaplain and Author, Good Without God Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:39pm "Ethics and Immigration Policy: Finding the Balance" Jonette Christian, Mainers for Sensible Immigration Policy The Ethical Society of Boston presents Jonette Christian (Mainers for Sensible Immigration Policy) giving a talk entitled "Ethics and Immigration Policy: Finding the Balance." Immigration is a complex and contentious issue. This talk will examine the ethical implications of immigration policy and its impact on affected parties. Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:37pm “Colleagues as a Defense against Bad Science” Dr. Gerald Koocher, Ph.D., Associate provost and Professor of Psychology, Simmons College Currently Editor of the journal Ethics & Behavior, Dr. Koocher previously served as Editor of the Journal of Pediatric Psychology and The Clinical Psychologist. He has published more than 200 articles and book chapters and authored or edited 14 books. Areas of his expertise include: Adaptation to chronic and life-threatening illness in childhood (especially cancer, cystic fibrosis, and diabetes). Coping with bereavement and loss, psychological assessment. Professional and scientific ethics, and mental health malpractice. Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:34pm Tom Larkin, Licensed Psychologist; President, United to Stop Slots in Massachusetts “The Social and Economic Costs of Expanding Gambling in Massachusetts” - a presentation and discussion of the social, economic, and ethical issues of increasing the availability of gambling in Massachusetts This event is free and open to the public. read more
September 13, 2010 - 2:31pm "Immigrants Learn English in the Workplace" Claudette Beit-Aharol, ESOL Workplace Instructor, Jewish Vocational Service-Boston What are the special challenges faced by minimum wage immigrants in acquiring English language skills and cultural literacy? How does one help such entry level employees to advance at work, and understand the society around them? Claudette Beit-Aharon will reflect on her experience teaching immigrant adults in Boston-area workplaces. "Founded in 1938, Jewish Vocational Service delivers a broad range of educational and vocational services to over 20,000 clients annually to help them and their families reach financial independence. Lifelong career supports include job search training, educational testing, career counseling, skills training, English for Speakers of Other Languages, GED classes, Adult Basic Literacy and Adult Diploma Program instruction, support for entry-level workers, microenterprise training, and financial assistance. JVS partners with over 1,400 area employers to help fill vacancies and provide the education their employees need to ascend their career ladders." Spiegel Auditorium -- 56 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 This event is free... read more
September 9, 2010 - 4:44pm The Ethical Society of Boston presents Ruby Bolaria, Regional Campaign Organizer for Value the Meal Campaign to give a talk entitled "Stop Corporate Abuse: Challenging Corporate Control of Our Food." From the website: "Today the air we breathe, the water we drink and our very democracy are under increasing threat from corporate abuses. Corporations use industry trade associations, corporate lobbyists, political connections and campaign contributions to promote their narrow interests. Corporate Accountability International is working toward a world where major decisions affecting people and the environment are based on the public interest, not on maximizing corporate profits." For more information about the Value the Meal campaign, visit http://www.stopcorporateabuse.org/value-meal. This event is free and open to the public. 56 Brattle Street (Harvard Square) Cambridge, MA 02138 read more
August 29, 2010 - 2:12pm ?On September 19, 2010, the Ethical Society of Boston will open its 2010-11 program year with Juliet B. Schor, Professor of Sociology at Boston College whose focus areas include consumerism, work and leisure, women's issues, and economic justice. Before joining Boston College, she taught at Harvard University for 17 years in the Department of Economics and the Committee on Degrees in Women's Studies. Schor is a graduate of Wesleyan University and received her Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts. ??Schor's latest book is Plenitude: The New Economics of True Wealth (Scribe Publications, May, 2010). Plenitude is described as "a road map for the next two decades. …encouraging us to value our gifts -- nature, community, intelligence, and time. Schor offers all of us the opportunity to participate in creating a world of enduring wealth and well-being." ??Schor is also the author of the national bestseller, The Over-Worked American: The Unexpected Decline of Leisure (Basic Books, 1992), The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need, and other books and articles.?? She is a board member and co-founder of the Center for a New American Dream, an organization devoted to... read more