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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  • July 10th Sunday Assembly

     

    "The Woman Who Changed Space and Time"

    Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt

    Dr. Sabrina Stierwalt, extragalactic astrophysicist and host of the podcast Everyday Einstein, works on ALMA, the largest telescope in the world and was named a 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO’s Women in Science fellow. Dr. Stierwalt will share some little-known stories about women in science whose discoveries are the foundation for our understanding of space and time today and she'll talk about how including diverse points of view makes us all stronger. 

    With Guest Band: The Evangenitals

    Imagine if Johnny Cash, Bob Marley and Joan of Arc were one woman. Now, imagine that woman gathering a band of eclectic musicians on a crusade to expand the bounds of Country music. The Evangenitals, founded by playwright/director Juli Crockett and opera, jazz & gospel singer Lisa Dee are an alt-country/Americana love revolution made flesh for your listening pleasure. On a quixotic crusade in the key of life hell-bent on breaking hearts open, they are a genre-bending, ever-creating force of nature.

     

     And Doing Our Best with Shawn Shih

     

     Ross Blocher and Darrin Butters return to Co-Host!

     

    We will be hosting a blood drive on this date. Cedars-Sinai will be set up in our parking lot from 8:30 am - 2:30 pm.

    Please come early and RSVP here if plan to donate. Walk-ins will also be taken, but RSVPs help us plan.

    Our Item Drive this month is for The Academy Project

    They request school supplies of all kinds, especially journals for their programs dedicated to changing educational outcomes for foster youth in Los Angeles.

    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. 

  • August 14th Sunday Assembly

    Scientific Literacy: More Than Just ABCs

    An understanding of fundamental scientific principals and concepts is critical, not just for those in or entering the scientific community, but for all members of an engaged society. As we are asked to weigh in on an increasing number of issues with some connection to science and technology—either by means of public opinion or through the ballot box—it is important that our opinions are rooted in an understanding of scientific thought and fact. The focus of this talk will be the importance of scientific and technological literacy in society. We will discuss these issues and how steps are being taken to ensure current and future generations are being provided with these skills.

    Lyle Tavernier

    Lyle Tavernier is an Educational Technology Specialist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He specializes in integrating technology into classroom instruction and providing STEM education through distance learning technologies. Lyle has presented at AIAA Space, ISTE, GSA, NSTA, CSTA and CUE conferences on the topics of distance learning and STEM education. Prior to his work at NASA, Lyle was a classroom teacher, instructional technology coach, new teacher mentor, science fair coordinator, and a gifted and talented education coordinator. Lyle is a credentialed teacher and holds a Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies, a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and a Master of Science in Geosciences.

    Item Drive: Travelsize New Toiletry Items for the Sunday Assembly Line Care Kits Project

    In our ongoing efforts to #helpfoten in our community, we will be partnering again with the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition to distribute care kits as a part of their evening meal. We have bags leftover from our last program, but need more toiletry items. To help, you can bring travel sized items for this project OR make a purchase from our Amazon wishlist. Needed items include shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste, deodorant, sunscreen, toothbrushes, and more. Please only include new and unopened items. Thank you!!

    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. 

  • September 11th Sunday Assembly

    Sarah and Ryan Sandburg Co-Host!

    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. 

  • October 9th 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. 

  • 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.