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A quick history of Black Independence Day (Juneteenth) – June 19th

UIG via Getty Images Juneteenth, also know as Black Independence Day is celebrated every year on June 19th. The day is celebrated similarly to the Fourth of July, with cookouts, music, education programs and gatherings. Here is a quick guide to its history. At it's peek in 1840, there were approximately 59,000 slaves in the … Continue reading A quick history of Black Independence Day (Juneteenth) – June 19th

An inspiring and caring group for the secular and non-believers in Pittsburgh

Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh is described as a "secular community that celebrates life" that has community events throughout the region for families and adults. Our Facebook page has over 1,460 likes and is growing. However, we don't see as much engagement as we would like. We want to foster community so people can … Continue reading An inspiring and caring group for the secular and non-believers in Pittsburgh

‘Stigma and Pride in Queer Mental Health’ (June Speaker)

Photo by Gift Habeshaw on Unsplash June is Pride month. The month's origins started as a commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. However, it has grown into something much more. Pride is when we realize the struggles and, and the long denied humanity of the LGBTQ+ community. The speaker for the June Assembly will be Jay … Continue reading ‘Stigma and Pride in Queer Mental Health’ (June Speaker)

Three inclusive organizations promoting science in Pittsburgh

Photo by NESA by Makers on Unsplash We are in an era when the influence technology has on our lives is increasing exponentially. Technology effects everyone no matter their race or socioeconomic status, so it's important everyone has a say in the development of the technologies. Those who develop the technology also stand to benefit … Continue reading Three inclusive organizations promoting science in Pittsburgh

Sunday Assembly launches page to help community get involved

Photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash This year, Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh will celebrate its fifth anniversary. The organization made it this far with an amazing team of people . We are looking for individuals who are passionate about improving the community to join our team and help Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh continue to thrive. There are volunteer opportunities for … Continue reading Sunday Assembly launches page to help community get involved

How to celebrate Fred Roger’s 1-4-3 (I-Love-You) Day today

What is 1-4-3 Day? Today, May 23, 2019, is the first annual 1-4-3 Day in Pennsylvania, falling on the 143rd day of the year. Fred Rodgers often used 1-4-3 to mean "I love you". The numbers represent the amount of letters in each word. Mr. Rogers was considered one of Pennsylvania's kindest people and 1-4-3 … Continue reading How to celebrate Fred Roger’s 1-4-3 (I-Love-You) Day today

Sunday Assembly sees jump in sustaining member donations

This year Sunday Assembly Pittsburgh will be celebrate its five-year anniversary. Due to an increase in expenses, we found ourselves in the red financially — the organization was spending more money than it was taking in. We chose to turn to the reason we exist, the community. On May 15, 2019 the High Five Campaign … Continue reading Sunday Assembly sees jump in sustaining member donations