“The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” - Maya Angelou
In November we'll be exploring a theme which in one way or another is deeply relevant to everyone - Home.
Amid a housing crisis making it increasingly difficult for many to build sustainable lives and communities in London, this question is crutial to the long term viability of ideas like Sunday Assembly. What does it take, beyond bricks and morter, to build a home?
As our main speaker we welcome Omar Al-Amin, until recently Community Organiser for Sunday Assembly Manchester. Earlier in 2017, he moved to London for a new job, working for Dot Dot Dot Property Guardians, a Stratford based property guardian social enterprise providing cheap homes for people who volunteer in their communities. As a newcomer to London and the East End, the son of an immigrant, and via his career in community work, Omar has an interesting take on what 'home' is. Touching briefly on his background and personal story, Omar’s talk will mainly focus on why and how the housing market is failing so many people, and how Dot Dot Dot is filling a gap in an often heartless system by innovating and trying something different.
Plus poetry, singalongs, chat, connection, and large helpings of that warm fuzzy community feeling - we'll make you feel at home!
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Sunday Assembly is an inclusive, secular congregation that celebrates life, in all its tragic glory, via fascinating talks, classic pop singalongs, poetry, and instant coffee (amongst other things). Come together!
To find out more about Sunday Assembly East End, or get involved in shaping this community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org