MLK RemembranceAbe Markman, panel with Nicola Antonio DeMarco, Barbara Fennell, and Dr. Phyllis Harrison-Ross, Andra Miller Presides Dr. King would praise Ethical Culture for its social justice accomplishments. He would also: (1) Note with pleasure the ways the movement is signaling like-minded people of color that they are welcome to consider the Ethical Culture movement their religious home, and (2) He would bring promising news. Due to the pioneering work of social scientists we now have ways to recognize and control the hidden biases most of us harbor. Imagine the joy and freedom we could feel if we could relate to one another with ease and openness and without the fear of saying or doing the wrong thing.
Abe has a BA from CCNY and a Master’s in Social Group Work from NYU. He worked in inner city settlement houses with youth and the elderly for 60 years. Abe conceived, and co-founded The Neighborhood Self-Help Older People’s Project, an innovative and highly successful social service agency in the South Bronx. From the late 1940s to the present, he has been an activist, organizing and leading grass-roots campaigns against police brutality and criminal injustice, and for paid sick leave.
Note: To be more fully prepared for the Platform, Abe urges you to read Overcoming Hidden Biases.
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