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Effective Altruism NYC/Columbia Joint Meetup
• What we'll do (This event is co-hosted by this Effective Altruism NYC meetup, Columbia Effective Altruism, and One for the World Columbia) Effective Altruism is about answering one simple question: how can we use our resources to help others the most? Want to learn more about EA, and meet effective altruists from NYC and Columbia? Come to our first joint meetup of the NYC and Columbia EA chapters, Friday February 23 from 6 pm, and hear some well-known members of the local EA movement talk about how they've put EA ideas into practice in their lives and careers. Our two co-hosting Columbia groups will also describe what they're about and how you can get involved. We’ll bring some snacks, you bring the chats. There'll be time for Q&A, socializing and, it being Friday night, drinks afterward (8 pm) at the nearby Harlem Tavern (2153 Frederick Douglass). For those new to effective altruism, here are a couple of great introductions: • What to bring • Important to know

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Are you motivated to do something that makes the world a better place? Do you want to have the biggest impact you possibly can? We each have limited resources with which to affect the world. Figuring out how to invest these resources to accomplish the most good can be difficult, involving a lot of research and strategy. Fortunately, we don't have to do it alone.

Effective Altruism is a growing movement of people looking to maximize their impact on the world. We take our moral obligations toward others seriously and look for ways to do good for others that wouldn't otherwise be done. Whether you consider yourself a dedicated effective altruist, are curious about the economic and philosophical ideas behind the movement, or just want to do a little more good when you can, we're excited for you to join us!

EA-NYC has been meeting since 2014 to discuss these topics and build and reinforce the local EA community; as of 2017 we've grown to around 800 list members across Meetup and Facebook and were featured in the Wall Street Journal (

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