"The Politicization of Bioethics" with Jonathan Moreno scheduled for Monday, March 3, is postponed again due to snow. New date: May 19.
EHSoP's March Newsletter
The March issue of our newsletter Ethical Views is now online. Read it for a brief description of our schedule of Sunday 11 AM programs and other activities.
Also in this issue:
to download this newsletter.
- Hugh Taft-Morales: ESHoP's Coalition with POWER
- Dictionaries for Kids
- Health Insurance Navigator
- Politicization of Bioethics Series
- ESHoP Leader Moderates Debate at UPenn
- Satirical Songs by Roy Zimmerman
- Amnesty International Human Rights Confab
(Adobe Acrobat required).
The Politicization of Bioethics
Postponed (again) again due to snow. New date: May 19.
[Rescheduled from February] Penn Prof. Jonathan D. Moreno, called "the most interesting bioethicist of our time" by the American Journal of Bioethics. A discussion of the historic and contemporary role
of government in biotechnology and science, the role
of “dignity” and “commodification” in affecting public
attitudes, and a fascinating political realignment
surrounding these issues that defies the traditional
left/right polarity will be discussed.
Monday, March 3, 7:30 PM
Rights of Hard-of-Hearing Persons
[Rescheduled from February] The Center City Philly Chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America will host Alan Kutner, a nationally prominent leader in the campaign to actually enforce the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, which mandated equal treatment in public venues for hard-of-hearing persons. Free admission, wine and cheese. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, March 13, 7 PM.
American Ethical Union Assembly
The 99th Assembly of the AEU will be held in Skokie, Illinois, on May 1-4. The Assembly will be sponsored
by the Ethical Humanist
Society of Chicago. The theme
of the Assembly this year
is: “Revitalizing Democracy!
Money, Power & Politics.” For
more information, go to aeu.org.
AEU Leadership Summer School
Created in 1996
to promote the
evolution of Ethical
provides a special
committed leaders and members to
strengthen skills, share ideas and ideals,
and broaden inter-Society connections.
The Board of each Society may
recommend up to four active members
and staff, age 21 or older, who want
to deepen their commitment to living
Ethical Culture in their personal lives
and to assist in the development of their
Ethical Societies. If you are interested
in this opportunity, speak to Hugh or any
Look it up, kids
The Ethical Action Committee of the Ethical Humanist Society of Philadelphia
sponsors an annual Dictionary Project whereby it distributes dictionaries
to children attending an inner-city school. Read Temma Fishman's account, illustrated by Bob Bueding's photos.
Ethics Through Video: The Gatekeepers
Watch an Academy
about Israeli leaders’ conduct in the
Arab-Israeli conflict. It will be followed
by discussion led by J Street, the
political home of pro-Israel pro-peace
Americans. This program is part of
the "2 Campaign," J Street’s effort to
show that a constituency for peace
supports efforts to negotiate a two-state
solution. Admission free. To
register, please email Video@phillyethics.org.
Sunday, March 16, 6:00 PM.
Health Insurance Puzzling?
New ESHoP member Geoff Baker is a certified health insurance enrollment navigator, available for questions on the Affordable Care Act.
Amnesty International Gathering
The Pennsylvania chapters of Amnesty International are hosting this gathering, highlighted by multiple talks on various aspects of human rights. More than 100 people are expected to attend. Free lunch, all are welcome.
Saturday, March 15, 9 AM to 5 PM.
Roy Zimmerman's Connect the Blue Dots Tour
Zimmerman, a satirical songwriter in the Tom Lehrer/Phil Ochs
tradition, is coming here! Admission is $18
general / $15 students and seniors. Come enjoy funny songs about
fracking, creationism, marijuana laws, government shutdown, samesex
marriage, guns, taxes and abstinence across the country.
Wednesday, April 16, 7:30 PM.
Church-State Relation Debate moderated by Leader
Attend a debate between Barry Lynn,
Executive Director of Americans
United for Separation of Church
& State, and Jay Sekulow, Chief
Counsel of the American Center for
Law and Justice, moderated by ESHoP Leader Hugh
Taft-Morales. It will be in the Hall
of Flags, Houston Hall, University of
Pennsylvania, 3417 Spruce Street.
Wednesday, March 26, 6:00 PM.
Dates to remember
Recent Changes marked in red
Sunday, March 2
Eleanor Roosevelt & Ethical Humanism, 11:00 AM
Introduction to Ethical Humanism
, 7:00 PM
Monday, March 3
Politicization of Bioethics, POSTPONED
Wednesday, March 5
Education Committee , 6:30 PM
Ethical Action Committee,
Sunday, March 9
Platform: Beyond Green: Truly Sustainable Design, Rob Fleming, 11 AM
Wednesday, March 12
Finance Committee, 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 13
Hearing Loss Assoc: Alan Kutner, Pat McGeever, 7 PM
Saturday, March 15
Amnesty International Pennsylvania Gathering, 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, March 16
Platform: Spring Equinox/Water, Hugh Taft-Morales, 11:00 AM
Ethics Through Video Class: The Gatekeepers, 6 PM
Wednesday, March 19
EHSoP Board Meeting, 6:30 PM
Thursday, March 29
Amnesty International, 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 23
Platform, Beyond Marches and Rallies, Daniel Hunter, 11:00 AM
Wednesday, March 26
Debate on Church/State, UPenn, Hugh Taft-Morales Moderator, 6 PM
Camp Linden Committee, 6:30 PM
Sunday, March 30
Platform, Peace Day Philly: The Path So Far, Lisa Parker, 11:00 AM