Saturday, May 6, 2023
The panelists will offer humanist guidance for ethical ceremonies, celebrations, and practices that families of all kinds can explore, adopt, revise, and create together, to express their relationships and values in a Humanist context. With a god-free or nontheistic base, they bring a meaning-filled groundwork with diversity, inclusion, and humanely creative potential. It will lay the ground for a holistic approach for families to develop self-directed experiences/events, as well as to work with professional helpers as facilitators: Humanist Celebrants, Ethical Culture Officiants, UU ministers, Humanistic Rabbis, etc.
Audrey Kindred directs programming for children, youth and families at ETHICAL NYC, more formally known as The New York Society for Ethical Culture. As an educator, community organizer, writer & artist, dancer & yogi, she has designed, administered and taught diverse curricula and practices in creativity, movement, nature exploration, writing, and ethics for a few decades, through a range of programs and organizations including: Trilok School, Bent on Learning, The Quad Manhattan, All Sports for All People, Movement Research, School of New Resources, StreetCry Inc. etc. Audrey has taught adults and children of all ages and diverse needs, in explorations of ethics and arts, involving social justice, global visions, humanity, literacy, social studies and nature studies. Over two decades of developing and leading programming for children and families through Ethical Culture grounded her teaching practices in the compelling focus of creativity and ethics.
Anne Klaeysen is Leader Emerita (retired) of the New York Society for Ethical Culture. She co-chairs The Encampment for Citizenship board of directors, serves on the board of Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools, and is a member of the American Humanist Association Education Advisory Committee. Anne recently retired from her positions as Humanist Chaplain on the campuses of Columbia University and New York University. She holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Hebrew Union College and masters degrees in German from SUNY Albany and business administration from NYU. She is a member of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture where she was married and raised her two children.
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