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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 2018 we've grown to more than 1000 members across Meetup and Facebook and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal (https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/894954494219489280).

If you'd like to read more about some of the ideas behind effective altruism, click here (https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/).

If you'd like to receive updates about Effective Altruism NYC, please click here to join our mailing list (https://www.effectivealtruism.nyc/newsletter).

Looking for other groups in the area? Here are some of our friends:

• Columbia Effective Altruism (https://www.facebook.com/Columbia-Effective-Altruism-1297586130279523/)

• Effective Altruism at NYU (https://www.facebook.com/nyuea/)

• Effective Altruism Westchester (http://effectivealtruismwestchester.org/)

• One for the World Columbia (https://www.facebook.com/OneForTheWorldColumbia/)

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Upcoming events (1)

Reading Group: The Most Important Century

Online event

This month, we'll be discussing "The Most Important Century" blog series!

Holden Karnofsky the co-CEO of Open Philanthropy and co-founder of GiveWell, recently published "The Most Important Century" - a series of blog posts in which he argues that "the 21st century could be the most important century ever for humanity, via the development of advanced AI systems that could dramatically speed up scientific and technological advancement, getting us more quickly than most people imagine to a deeply unfamiliar future".

Find the series (available in multiple formats) at https://www.cold-takes.com/most-important-century/.

Make sure to join the #reading-group channel on the EA NYC Slack to discuss throughout the month. Stick around since that's where we decide on the books for future months!
Join the slack at https://join.slack.com/t/eanyc/shared_invite/zt-2wiq47on-ovjEQN9LG8WUSoBRQB2hvw.

If you're new to effective altruism, you're more than welcome to join us!
Here are a couple of great introductions:

See also EA NYC's code of conduct - we are committed to the safety and well-being of our members:

Past events (241)

Annie Duflo of Innovations for Poverty Action

265 W 37th St #206

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