Attend an Assembly

Sunday Assembly Los Angeles is a godless community that meets monthly to hear great talks, connect for service projects, sing songs and generally celebrate life. Assemblies are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.

The second Sunday of each month
817 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA
11:10 am - 12:25
followed by a one hour social period

To see our past Assemblies and topics visit: sundayassemblyla.org/past_assemblies

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  • October 9th Sunday Assembly

     

    Death and Dying

    Joe Barnes,

    Outreach Manager for Compassion & Choices CA

     It's a fact of this one incredible life we have that it is finite, and it falls to the living to contemplate mortality and loss, support each other through grief and, at times, make difficult and compassionate choices about how we and our loved ones face that end.

    On June 9th 2016 the California End of Life Option Act went into effect, authorizing medical aid in dying for the almost 40 million people who call California home. Come learn more about this new option, who it's for, and how the Compassion & Choices Access Campaign is helping to ensure equitable access to patient center end of life care for all Californians. Joe Barnes is an experienced political organizer and was instrumental in organizing the effort to get this law passed and now works with communities and volunteers across the state to provide comprehensive education. Joe's interest in engaging this issue came after caring for his own father at the end of his life and seeing the disconnect that often exists between the care people want and what they receive.

    In celebration and memory...

    In honor of the day and of our lost loved ones, we'll have our own secular memorial table. Please bring pictures of loved ones you'd like to memorialize and/or flowers, notes or other tributes. We will also have paper and art supplies where you can add the names of those whose lives you would like to commemorate.

    with music from Andrew Kelsey

    and Ian Dodd is doing his best

    Join us to find your seat at 11 am, and at 11:10 am, on the dot, we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

    Free parking is available in our onsite parking lot, and street parking is also free on Sundays.

    * Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding. 

     

  • November 13th Sunday Assembly

    "The Shame of Satire"

    From the satirists of ancient Rome to last night’s “Daily Show”, comedy has never been shy about taking on the moral issues of its time. In illuminating society’s hypocrisies, though, comedians are frequently accused of “crossing the line”. Generally, they don’t care. George Carlin said “It’s the duty of a comedian to find out where the line is drawn and then step over it.” But one thing is sure: wherever you draw it, your line won’t be in the same spot as your neighbor’s. So how do we as a society decide when comedy goes too far? We’ll explore this question with clips and commentary featuring Key & Peele, Sarah Silverman, Stephen Colbert, Monty Python and “Saturday Night Live”. We won’t answer any questions – after all, no one gets to “define” morality – but we’ll see how satire can make people examine their assumptions and presumptions, which may shed some light on the complex relationship between comedy and morality.

    David Misch

    David Misch has been a comic folksinger, stand-up comedian, and screenwriter; his credits include the multiple-Emmy-nominated “Mork and Mindy”, the Emmy-losing “Duckman”, the Emmy-ignored “Police Squad!”, the Emmy-engorged “Saturday Night Live”, and the Emmy-ineligible “The Muppets Take Manhattan”. David’s A Beginner’s Guide To Corruption will be published this summer; he also wrote “Funny: The Book”, blogs for The Huffington Post and his play “Pretty Naked People” premieres in L.A. this fall. David’s taught comedy at USC, musical satire at UCLA, and lectured at Oxford University, the Smithsonian Institute, and the University of Sydney (Australia); Yale, 92nd St. Y, New School, Actors Studio, New York Public Library (New York); American Film Insitute, Pepperdine University, Burbank Comedy Festival, Grammy Museum (Los Angeles); Lucasfilm; Midwest Popular Culture Association and VIEW Cinema Conference (Torino, Italy). More at davidmisch.com.

    Join us to find your seat at 11 am, and at 11:10 am, on the dot, we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game,  lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

    Free parking is available in our onsite parking lot, and street parking is also free on Sundays.

    * Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding. 

  • December 11th Sunday Assembly

    Join us to find your seat at 11 am, and at 11:10 am, on the dot, we will have great talks, live music and secular celebration. Stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game,  lunch at the Oinkster across the street.

    Sunday Assembly is free of charge, and donations are gratefully accepted.

    Everyone is welcome. Free childcare provided.

    Free parking is available in our onsite parking lot, and street parking is also free on Sundays.

    * Please note that our website is no longer accepting plus-ones for RSVPs. We ask that all adults RSVP individually or sign in at the Assembly. This ensures that you and your party can stay together while signing in, and it helps us improve our statistical data so we can keep working to improve the Sunday Assembly community. Thank you for your understanding.