In a letter to Teaneck’s elected leaders on behalf of our Society, Social Action Chair Anne Wallman asks that the Black Lives Matter mural in a parking lot next to Votee Park be changed from temporary to permanent status to promote unity and healing.
The Being White and its Hidden Assumptions workshops have been taking place since the beginning of 2016. Here is a sampling of videos, articles and a song that have been used as reference or have been shown at the workshops: 17 Books On Race Every White Person Needs To Read Rhiannon Giddens based her lyrics […]
In 1961, Alan Kaufman traveled to Mississippi along with several hundred other students – white and black – who took buses and trains into the South to challenge Jim Crow. They were arrested and sent to jail, in Alan’s case 23 days in Mississippi’s Parchman State Penitentiary, a maximum security facility.
Society member Janet Glass wrote this letter to fellow member Dwight Panozzo about his donation to our Society of a bust of Martin Luther King Jr. “On behalf of the Being White and Its Hidden Assumptions workshop planning group at the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, I thank you for the unsolicited donation of a […]
Click here to read Part One A veteran activist, wizened and white, recently gave me this advice: I used to think I needed to understand how black people suffer from racism. I thought, if it’s really that bad, then explain it to me — when it happens, how it works. But then someone asked why […]
The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County (“Bergen”) had a wonderful evening of good food and friendship on Saturday, January 9th, when they welcomed individuals and families who hailed from four countries in the Middle East and Africa. Bergen members prepared and brought all the food for the appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts, besides the […]