Register for 2015 Future of Ethical Societies Conference (FES XII). The conference cost is $45 for FES members and $60 for non-members.
Are you between the ages of 18 and 35? Are you interested in making the world a better place? Are you interested in deconstructing and challenging your understanding of what it is to “do good”? If so, FES XII is definitely for you. This Memorial Day Weekend (May 22-25), the Future of Ethical Societies will be hosting our annual conference in Washington DC with the Washington Ethical Society.
Black Lives Matters; The Arab Spring; Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS); and Occupy Wall Street have challenged traditional notions of what it means to act, to push for the public good. Powered by a groundswell of FES activity and a sensitivity to worldwide events, FES will embark on breaking down the “Ethics of Action: Do No Harm or Do More Good?” The conference will connect activists, artists, and humanists in an effort to critically examine, and put into motion what it means to serve, create, and transform communities to the ends of realizing a more just world. We will deconstruct intersectionality and how it connects with concrete methods of building solidarity, while exploring means of challenging broader oppressive systems.
During the conference, FES will host the first ever FEStival, a concert and a call to action. The concert will encourage creativity as a path to resistance, as well as providing a space for FES and community members to dance and celebrate. We will also take part in a service project over the weekend, participating in community efforts while looking critically at our methods and roles in doing good. Spread the word to your communities and become a part of the global movement.