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Sunday Assembly: What Will Silicon Valley Leave Behind?

  • Posted on: 5 January 2017
  • By: Gillian
2017 at last! Join us at 11:00am on Sunday, January 8 for live music from our band, inspiring contributions from your community, and a thought-provoking talk by Danny Harris, program director from the Knight Foundation.

What will Silicon Valley leave behind? Many of us feel powerless and worried about the world we are helping to shape and the impact it will have on the next generation. Come learn about philanthropy and our community's role in leaving a legacy of empathy and beauty.

We'll sing pop songs, share news from our community, and celebrate being alive!

Going Home - Oct 9 assembly

  • Posted on: 28 September 2016
  • By: Gillian
Coat Drive this month!
Let's explore the issue of homelessness here in Silicon Valley together and see how we can help. Our guest is Jim Gardner from Good Karma Bikes. Learn about how their Transportation for Transformation program is helping homeless and very low income workers to be mobile again, a basic liberty that each of us takes for granted.

Doors open at 10:30am for coffee and snacks, and at 11:00am on the dot we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for food.

We will be collecting coats. Please bring any new or gently-used warm jackets or coats.

A Conference Called Wonder

  • Posted on: 10 February 2016
  • By: Gillian
A Conference Called Wonder
Sunday Assembly are really excited to announce our Annual Jamboree, A Conference Called Wonder in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Oooh.

. The weekend of May 19-21 will be jam packed with wonderment and fun and the chance to start, build and solidify awesome Sunday Assembly friendships. The opportunity to meet like minded people, discuss very big questions, contemplate very small things, wonder a lot and party together.

Music Matters - November 8

  • Posted on: 3 November 2015
  • By: Gillian
Freya Seeburger
Our guest this month is cellist Freya Seeburger. Since moving to California in 2010, cellist Freya Seeburger has been an active performer in both classical ensembles and rock bands. She has recorded and performed with independent rock, hip hop, and classical groups including Van Dyke Parks, the Awesöme Orchestra Collective, Grammy nominated artist Tanya Donelly, and The Coup (as a member of Classical Revolution).

Giving - October 18 Assembly

  • Posted on: 23 September 2015
  • By: Gillian
Most people enjoy giving of themselves, but did you know it is scientifically proven to be beneficial to your life? Living better by helping often! Come out to our next assembly on October 18 (on the third Sunday just this time) and learn about why we should give of ourselves more regularly.

Steve Kurtaugh will be speaking about what he has learned from his work at Ano Nuevo and other volunteer causes. We have childcare and fun activities for the kids and a thriving community. Join us!

September 13 - Advice from the Poets

  • Posted on: 13 August 2015
  • By: Gillian
Portrait of Nile Peterson, Poet Laureate
OK, admit it. You cried a little when you watched Dead Poet Society. Have you ever been inspired by a poem? Living better can be accomplished through the wisdom of the written word. This month, our featured speaker is Nils Peterson who will share his life-long wisdom with us on “How to live in the world well -- with advice from the poets."

August 9 - How Do We Get There From Here?

  • Posted on: 16 July 2015
  • By: Gillian
Sejal H Patel

In the spirit of helping often, Sejal H Patel will speak on The Distance Between Us and Justice.

How far away are we from justice?

That question carries many meanings. We can think about time. How much time it will take before events like wrongful convictions and civil rights violations won't happen anymore? We can think about distance.

Life here in Silicon Valley is geographically far away from places like Selma, Baltimore, and Charleston. We can feel grateful, guilty perhaps but grateful, that what we are reading about in the news is not happening to us. We care about injustice, but we can't do much about it.

Or can we? This talk will explore our proximity to justice - how close we are to it, and what we can do to resist what has been a stubborn undercurrent of our democracy since its inception.