Past Events

January Assembly - Hearts and Minds

Tune up your brain with an uplifting assembly this Saturday. Our guest Sheldon Helms will be talking about your excellent brain. Knowing how you can be more like your brain can help you be more interesting.

To do your heart good, we'll have pop songs, readings, and socializing. Come and help us inspire each other. to live better, help often, and wonder more.

Sunday, January 14, 11am  (Drop in early for coffee and donuts.)

890 Church Street, Mountain View 94042

Thank you for coming to remember with us!

Thanks for coming out to remember with us on Sunday. It was a beautiful and poignant assembly. As Sanderson rightly said, our ancestors live on through us in our genetic makeup. It is within each of us to help often and improve the lives of others.

Some people asked for Marcela Davison Aviles' slides from her talk on Day of the Dead, please find them at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1z0HZAkAJfYhif3_BtGWcPeBRlZ5TeHw9/view.

Sunday Assembly - Remember

Join us November 12th when our theme will be "Remember". Ten days after Día de los Muertos in Mexico, and the day after Remembrance Day in the UK, we'll be talking about remembering.

Marcela Davison Avilés, cultural consultant for the new Pixar film "Coco", will be speaking about the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead.

Sunday Assembly co-founder Sanderson Jones will be visiting from London and guest-hosting.

AWE - September 10

Anger, Fear, Disgust, Sadness, Joy - these emotions fill our daily lives, and it's quite easy to imagine why each contributes significantly to our survival. What about the uniquely ephemeral emotion of "awe"? When and why do we experience it, why might evolution have selected for it, and how might we evoke it to tell better stories, or to be better listeners? Michael Frederickson, Pixar technical director, is our guest speaker.

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Can you imagine what it's like to see the world flat? How much of what we see do we take for granted? How would you drive, park, walk down stairs, play tennis, or dance with a partner?

Did you know that 5% of the population have asymmetric eyes and cannot see in 3D? Susanna Zaraysky will speak about her life seeing in 2D and the vision therapy she did to rewire her brain to see in more depth.

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Summer Lovin' Sunday Assembly

Come out and feel the summer love on July 9! We welcome Michelle Tran to speak to pride and acceptance - queerness and healing. Michelle's parents are parents are Vietnamese refugees and came over to the United States in 1975.As a worker at a domestic violence shelter, Michelle teaches violence prevention to high school students with a focus on gender-based violence and the role of traditional ideas of masculinity.

Local poet Dave Denny will be reading his poetry and the SASV Band will be leading us in some feel good summer songs for singing together. (Paws up!)

June 11th Assembly - Time Travel

Maybe it is just because it is the summer of love, but we are thinking about time travel.

Ken Wharton Ken Wharton, Professor of Physics and Astronomy from SJSU will examine the possibilities of time travel. So set your time machines now so you don't miss 11am on June 11.

We meet at 890 Church Street in Mountain View in a funky old building called the Masonic Lodge. There's tea, coffee, and donuts for socializing and a live band leading us in four fun pop songs to sing together.

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