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
11:00 am - 12:15
followed by a one hour social period

  • February 8th Sunday Assembly

      "A Universe of Stories"

    On February 8th we welcome to town author "Buzzy" Jackson, who will explore what some of humankind's greatest thinkers have written about the big universe, our tiny human lives and the relationship between the two. Buzzy's new book, The Inspirational Atheist: Wise Words on the Wonder and Meaning of Life, will be available for sale in the lobby.

    We'll also be treated to the musical stylings of the very talented Andrew Kelsey. 

    As always, we invite you to stick around afterward for coffee and, if you're still game, lunch at the Oinkster across the street. 

    While donations are welcome, Sunday Assembly is free of charge.

    Everyone is welcome. Professional childcare provided.  

  • March 8th Sunday Assembly

    "I remember it like it was yesterday." How often have you said those words? How well do we really remember yesterday? In the wake of recent high profile events like Ferguson, MO, how do we sort out conflicting eyewitness accounts of events? If they all saw the same thing, why don't they remember it the same way?

    Dr. Craig Stark is a professor of neurobiology and behavior and a memory and learning researcher at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Stark will share with us what he and his colleagues are learning about the way memory actually works (and how it's very different from the way the public thinks it does).

     We'll also be welcoming back Kent Martin to lead the SALA choir (that's you).  

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    Join us at 11am for 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. Professional childcare provided.

  • April 12th Sunday Assembly

    Dr. Michael Shermer, author and founder of The Skeptics Society, joins us in April to talk about how abstract reasoning, rationality, empiricism and skepticism have profoundly changed the way we perceive morality and are moving us closer to a more just world. He will be signing copies of his new book, The Moral Arc, which will also be available in the Assembly lobby.

    Hunter and the Dirty Jacks return to do that soulful thing they do with vintage rock and blues.

    Join us at 11am-12:15pm for 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.

  • May 3rd Sunday Assembly

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    DATE CHANGE for May: because Mother's Day falls on our regular 2nd Sunday, this month we're pulling the Assembly up by a week to May 3rd.  Be sure the re-mark your calendar for the 1st Sunday of May.  And don't forget to call your Mother on the 10th.

    "Born Together; Reared Apart"

    Author and prestigious twin researcher Dr. Nancy Segal will present an overview of the landmark Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart, its origins, methods, findings, implications and controversies. 

    Twins separated at birth are endlessly fascinating and give us some of the best scientific insights into nature and nurture. No one can tell this story better than Nancy Segal, gifted scientist, raconteur, and wise observer of human nature.

                                                                                    —Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature

    Join us at 11am for 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.

  • June 14th Sunday Assembly

    "The Anthropology of Laughter"

    Studies have shown that we emit some variation of the exclamation “Ha!” dozens a time each day, yet few of those laughs are about anything funny. From laughter’s prehistoric origins (probably in a scream) to biologists tickling rats (yes, there's video), this talk will take a look at laughter’s hidden complexity and, as a free bonus, explain how to achieve transcendence through fart jokes.

    On June 14th, comedy writer David Misch (Mork & MindyShe Spies) will share these and other seriously funny insights into "The Anthropology of Laughter." 

    Join us at 11am for 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.