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Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

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Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 11:00 am | Cost: FREE
South Berkeley Senior Center | 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA

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Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley

Sunday Assembly is a non-religious congregation that celebrates life. They’ve got the best parts of a church – community, singing, and acts of service – without any of the religious dogma.

They typically meet on the third Sunday of the month to sing, think, listen, laugh, and build community together. They feature speakers from the local science and humanities communities, and they typically offer a way to donate to a local organization.

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation started in 2012 by two comedians and performers in England. It is a growing global network of people with the motto to “Live Better. Help Often. Wonder More.”

– Updated 6/26/19 – Event info last checked via website

Our speaker this month is Indre Viskontas who will be speaking on the subject of creativity: Can Creativity be Trained?

Are we born creative or can we be trained? Creativity comes in many forms and its brain basis is a reflection, of course, of this variability. And employers list creativity as the most important trait in a potential employee time and time again. Yet our society often favors children and young adults who conform rather than create. How can we ensure our graduates are ready to pivot and prosper in their chosen fields? Neuroscientist and musician Dr. Indre Viskontas explores training creativity, with music performance as a case study, including observations and insights gained while teaching musicians at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Dr. Indre Viskontas is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of San Francisco and Professor of Sciences and Humanities at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she is pioneering the application of neuroscience to musical training. She’s also an operatic soprano and holds a master’s degree in opera, as well as co-hosting the weekly podcast Inquiring Minds, which each week presents a new, in-depth exploration of the place where science, politics, and society collide.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Charity & Volunteering, East Bay, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music
Address: 2939 Ellis St, Berkeley, CA