July Assembly - Preparedness

  • Posted on: 6 July 2021
  • By: alex

Our July Assembly features guest speaker Brian Glass of NASA, talking to us about "Planetary Protection" as it applies to the risks of microbes crossing between planets.

We'll be singing along with the band to Saturday in the Park by Chicago, Paradise by Coldplay, and Rocket Man by Elton John.

Join us online for socializing, sing-alongs, a reading, an exciting guest speaker, a member's Doing Your Best talk, a moment of reflection, and life updates from attendees! Steve Sergeant will be our emcee.

June Assembly - Summer Solstice

  • Posted on: 26 May 2021
  • By: alex

Summer Solstice (and Father’s Day) fall on a Sunday, one week after our June Assembly. Let's celebrate at Assembly!

Our guest speaker, Mark Green, “developed for himself what is now called Atheopaganism: a supernatural-free religious tradition of celebrations, observances, meditations and other meaningful practices, the goal of which is to increase happiness both individually and in society, and to foster the development of a more sustainable, just and kind world.” https://theapsocietyorg.wordpress.com

April Assembly - Beyond Darwin

  • Posted on: 9 April 2021
  • By: alex

Our guest speaker, Megan Hochstrasser, Ph.D., is a CRISPR expert and professional science communicator with the Innovative Genomics Institute, and her mission is to bridge the gap between researchers and the public.

We’ve come a long way since Darwin first introduced his rudimentary theory of evolution. Scientists have recently learned how to modify an individual’s genome. CRISPR, an acronym for a description of nucleotides on certain stretches of DNA, is the new earth-shaking genome-editing tool that does this.

March Assembly - Verbal Vagaries

  • Posted on: 1 March 2021
  • By: alex

Our guest speaker is Benjamin Bergen, Professor of Cognitive Science at UC San Diego. He’ll discuss research showing that humans are in fact quite resilient in the face of ambiguous language, from homophones (to, two, and too) to headlines (Children’s Stool Good For Use in Garden).

Join our celebration! Assembly also includes a reading, how a member is doing their best, and a moment of reflection. As usual, we'll rejoice by singing along with our band!

Be sure to register in advance. More details coming!

February Assembly - Free Hugs!

  • Posted on: 1 February 2021
  • By: alex

Start your Valentine's Day with heart-warming hugs! Before the pandemic, CK Goldiing, an overthinker in need of rehabilitation, was challenged to find 61 strangers to hug. We'll be viewing "61 Hugs," Goldiing's winner of the Best Short Documentary of the Year 2019.

We'll also be singing along with the band on:

  • Love Shack - The B52s
  • You Can't Hurry Love - The Supremes
  • Shower the People - James Taylor

Our celebration also includes a reading, how a member is doing their best, and a moment of reflection. Steve S. will be hosting.

January Assembly - Stepping Up

  • Posted on: 4 January 2021
  • By: alex

Have you been told you’re too quiet or meek? Or that you take up too much space, or that you’re a bully?

Come to our January Assembly and learn how to “Stand in your Power: How to be Assertive (Without Being Aggressive).” Learn to show up as your full self and be seen, own your presence with confidence and ease, and match your intention with your impact.

Winter Solstice Party (Online)

  • Posted on: 21 November 2020
  • By: alex

We hope you can join us for our Winter Solstice Party on Sunday, December 13, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on Zoom. It will feature...

  • A Sharing Showcase, featuring live and pre-recorded songs, readings, and other performances by our attendees
  • Holiday singalongs, including photos to review the past year. Please email or message us your photo highlights from the past year!
  • A poem marking the end of the year

November Assembly - Renewal

  • Posted on: 5 November 2020
  • By: alex

It's our 7th birthday and the perfect excuse for baking yourself a cake to celebrate!

Our guest speakers, Maia and Greg Coladonato, want to fix something that's broken: our tendency to throw things away when they break, leading to overflowing landfills and lost treasures. At Repair Cafe Mountain View, passionate fixers connect with forlorn owners of broken valuables to change the world one part at a time.

We'll be singing:
Thank You for Being a Friend - Andrew Gold
Kind & Generous - Natalie Merchant
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac

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