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“Sunday Assembly”: Physics vs. Time Travel Talk & Live Music | San Jose

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Sunday, December 14, 2014 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE
San Jose Women’s Club | 75 S. 11th St, San Jose, CA

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“Sunday Assembly” Silicon Valley Community Gathering | Mountain View

Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More” is the motto for Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley (SASV), an international community movement that celebrates life. The radically inclusive SASV is a secular and service nonprofit that celebrates life, welcomes all people and supports everyone fulfilling their potential.

It aims to help people “live better” with inspiring, thought-provoking and practical ideas that help people lead the lives they want; “help often” by encouraging community action and lives of purpose; and, “wonder more” with talks, singing as one, readings and games to connect with each other and world. Most of all, have fun, be nice and join in.

Monthly meetings feature live pop music, TED-style talks, inspirational stories, socializing over coffee and cake and activities for children. SASV focuses on purpose and action. It supports local nonprofits through hands-on help and donations. The organization offers “smoups,” small activity groups that gather around member interests, including outdoor activities, book reading, crafts, self-improvement and beer tasting. On site parking is free.

The featured talk, “Physics Versus Time Travel,” by San Jose State University Professor of Physics and Astronomy Ken Wharton, explores the plausibility of time travel through stories from popular movies and possible connections with physics. Professor Wharton authored the science fiction novel Divine Intervention.

Santa Clara County Poet Laureate David Perez will present the monthly reading. Perez is a professor of English at Ohlone College, author of “Love in a Time of Robot Apocalypse,” and his poem “Surgir” appears on the San Jose Mexican Heritage Plaza Founder’s Plaque.

The Assembly program includes the Lovely Hearts Club Band, refreshments, children’s activities and a holiday bake sale fundraiser.

December’s “Help Often” activity is a collection of nutritious, non-perishable canned foods for Second Harvest Food Bank.

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Cost: FREE
Categories: Lectures & Workshops, South Bay
Address: 75 S. 11th St, San Jose, CA