Jé Hooper, AEU Leader-in-Training and Mossler Fellow, spoke on September 24, 2017 at the Philadelphia Ethical Society about “I FEEL Good: The Best Human Condition.”

I FEEL Good!! This proclamation is best expressed by a song written by James Brown. Feeling good and doing good are two different kinds of motivational modalities that inform and affect each other. Doing good is not necessarily ‘the above all and end all’ in approaching social justice work and ethical engagement: it is an action that is best felt. Let us explore our emotional intelligence and evoke our deepest human capacity to not only serve people with our hands but our heart. I invite you to feel good!

The Revolutionary Jé Hooper is a preacher, producer, and performer. He is a member of the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, where he has served as the Director of Family for Ethics for Children program. Jé is currently a leader-in-training with the American Ethical Union and a 2017 recipient of the Mossler Fellowship that will assist in the production of a film, Humanitas: Coloring with W.E.B. Dubois and Felix Adler. Along with these ambitious leaps into our Humanistic community, Jé is attending Ohio University for a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Arts, where he will focus on Preaching in Africa: a creative exegetical response to the AIDs/HIV epidemic. He is supported creatively by his lifepartner Storäe Michele and his two dogs Milo and Shilo.

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