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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  • June 19th Sunday Assembly

    Special June Schedule: 3rd Sunday instead of 2nd!

    "Maximizing Potential:

    Building Resilience in Children, Families, and Communities"

    Why do some people thrive no matter what life throws at them while others crumble under the seemingly smallest adversity? From genetics to relationships to culture, Dr. Christensen will discuss the various factors that influence the fragility and magnitude of human potential. Come discover what over 60 years of research on resilience across the lifespan reveals about what helps us overcome obstacles of all sizes. Explore how we can take this information and apply it to our daily lives – to better ourselves, our children, and our communities.  

    Jacquelyn Christensen

    Dr. Christensen received her Doctorate in Applied Developmental Psychology from Claremont Graduate University. Her research areas of interest include sensory processing, self-regulation, resilience, and the biopsychosocial implications of trauma, with a focus on non-suicidal self-injury in early adolescence, as well as meta-emotion and parent-child interaction in toddlers.

     

    With Guest Musician: Shelley Segal

    Shelley flirts with elements of jazz, folk, pop, blues, reggae and electronica, imparting a pure joy about music and its power. “Truly an artist with international flair” (AU review) her powerful voice has taken her around Australia, Hong Kong, China, England and eight tours of the United States. She has performed to festival crowds of over 30,000 people. An artist, an activist and an explicit storyteller, Shelley uses her music not only to express the way she sees the world, but to create the world that she wants to see.

     

     

     

    And Doing Our Best with Mike Monte

     

    Ross Blocher and Darrin Butters 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. 

  • July 10th 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. 

  • 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.

    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

    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.