Members Free Nonmembers $5 per session suggested donation
(monthly, 4th Thursday
unless otherwise noted)
Dr. Anne Klaeysen
There’s much more to being a citizen than voting. Participating in a democracy means making a serious commitment to making it work on all levels from local to global. Since its founding in 1876, Ethical Culture has emphasized the importance of democracy, both in terms of organizing Ethical Societies and engaging in the larger community. In humanist terms, one could say that there is something “sacred” about democracy; it calls upon us to take our place in the world as responsible human beings. This course will explore the definitions and forms of democracy, the challenges to it in this country, and how we can take more active roles.
Entry to our 100-year-old building and meeting rooms is available for most wheelchair users with prior arrangements. Please call ahead (212-874-5210 x 107) for setup of our portable system and plan to arrive one hour before start time.