Speech is powerful. Is yours aligned with truth? Is it beneficial? In the current, tense political climate where unfriending is not uncommon, ethical communication is paramount. Drawing from world religions, and social sciences, this class focuses on how to achieve clarity and maintain dignity and mutual respect during in-person and social media communications on sensitive, charged topics. Includes lecture, discussion, personal reflection, and small group exercises. Welcoming people of all religions, races, ethnicities, political affiliations, national origins, sexual orientations, disabilities, ages, heights, weights, marital statuses, etc. Cultivate the art of ethical speech to help repair our world! This program is a one day Sunday retreat. Fee includes a handout and an extensive list of books, articles, and videos for continued learning.
Dr. Marcy Goldstein received her BA in Religion and Women’s studies from the University of Rochester and her MA and PhD in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is Founder of Sanskrit Revolution and teaches language, history, and ethical speech classes nationally.
Sponsor: Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University