October 22, 2017 11:00 AM
Understanding what it means to be transgender can be difficult if you’ve never an openly transgender person before. This program is the perfect opportunity for participants to build community and to celebrate the joy of transformation. We invite the Northern Virginia Ethical Society and guests to fellowship with a member of the speakers bureau and grow in understanding together.
October 29, 2017 11:00 AM
Ethical Culture Leader Hugh Taft-Morales will challenge us to think about empathy.
In our minds, human beings both create images of the enemy and feel deep empathy towards others. We dehumanize those we label as threats and share the feelings of those we embrace. How do we balance these two often-conflicting tendencies? Can we find a way to protect ourselves while deescalating our own “fight or flight” reactions? Hugh Taft-Morales explores these opposing poles of psychological frameworks for relating to other people and their relation to Ethical Humanism.