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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.
If you'd like to read more about some of the ideas behind effective altruism, click here.

If you'd like to receive updates about Effective Altruism NYC, please click here to join our mailing list.
Looking for other groups in the area? Here are some of our friends:
• Columbia Effective Altruism
• Effective Altruism at NYU
• Effective Altruism Westchester
• One for the World Columbia
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Upcoming events (4+)

Reading Group: Moral Uncertainty

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How should we make decisions when we’re uncertain about what we ought, morally, to do?

Decision-making in the face of fundamental moral uncertainty is underexplored terrain: William MacAskill, Krister Bykvist, and Toby Ord argue that there are distinctive norms by which it is governed, and which depend on the nature of one’s moral beliefs.
You can find the full essay (pdf) for free here.

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EA NYC:

Please find all EA NYC event information—including our Code of Conduct, food policy, Covid policy, and information on past and future events—here on our website: https://www.effectivealtruism.nyc/events

For those new to effective altruism, here are a couple of good introductions. In short, EA is about using evidence to carefully analyze how, given limited resources, we can help others the *most*.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48VAQtGmfWY&ab_channel=CentreforEffectiveAltruism

Giving Tuesday Celebration

The Factory 380

Following this year's Giving Tuesday donation drive, we're gathering again to celebrate the season of giving!

Sherry Sadighim and John Yan (Giving What We Can Ambassadors and EA NYC'ers) will be hosting at the same venue as last year. Feel free to join and bring your altruistically-curious friends! There will be plenty of EA's happy to talk about experiences taking various giving pledges as well as effective giving more generally :)

Before Tuesday Morning:
To learn more about the EA Donation Matching initiative for Giving Tuesday and to learn how you can maximize your donations this year, you can sign up to receive updates from this year's new organizing team.

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Please find all EA NYC event information—including our Code of Conduct, food policy, Covid policy, and information on past and future events—here on our website: https://www.effectivealtruism.nyc/events

For those new to effective altruism, here are a couple of good introductions. In short, EA is about using evidence to carefully analyze how, given limited resources, we can help others the most.
https://www.effectivealtruism.org/articles/introduction-to-effective-altruism/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48VAQtGmfWY

Learn more about Giving What We Can at https://www.givingwhatwecan.org/about-us

Why Animal Advocacy Matters Much More Than You Think w/ Oscar Horta

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Oscar Horta will present an accessible overview of the main arguments regarding speciesism, animal exploitation, and wild animal suffering, as well as longtermism from an animal welfare perspective. His presentation will argue that animal advocacy is a very important (though often underrated) cause area, especially when we take into account longtermist concerns.

Oscar Horta is an animal activist and moral philosopher as well as a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). In addition to co-founding the organization Animal Ethics, he is known for his work on the problem of wild animal suffering, the concept of speciesism, and the moral consideration of nonhuman animals. In 2022, Horta published his first book in English, "Making a Stand for Animals."

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EA NYC:
Please find all EA NYC event information - including our Code of Conduct, food policy, covid policy, and information on past and future events - here on our website: https://www.effectivealtruism.nyc/events

For those new to effective altruism, here are a couple of good introductions. In short, EA is about using evidence to carefully analyze how, given limited resources, we can help others the *most*.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48VAQtGmfWY

In-person Lightning Talks: 2022 in Retrospect

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Now in-person!
We’re wrapping up this year the same as we began: with 5-minute presentations from YOU!

The theme of this lightning talks event is 2022 itself. As the year comes to a close, we want to hear about anything related to 2022: achievements, thoughts on world events, EA happenings -- whatever is on your mind that relates to the past year, is interesting, and can be explained in five minutes!

Apply to present here.

EA NYC Events
Please find all EA NYC event information—including our Code of Conduct, food policy, Covid policy, and information on past and future events—here on our website: https://www.effectivealtruism.nyc/events

For those new to effective altruism, here are a couple of good introductions. In short, EA is about using evidence to carefully analyze how, given limited resources, we can help others the *most*.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48VAQtGmfWY&ab_channel=CentreforEffectiveAltruism

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