The Case Against Independence
American culture is obsessed with the idea of independence. We have a national holiday to celebrate it. The subtext of many of our stories says that self-sufficiency is necessary for freedom and success. Novelist Elizabeth Earley has spent a lifetime in various relationships with physical disability: She grew up alongside her sister who was severely disabled. She is the step-parent of a teenaged boy with spina bifida. And a motorcycle crash put her on the receiving side of care. Elizabeth will share her personal story and perspective on the counterbalance of independence: interdependence.
Book Signing: After her talk at the Assembly, Elizabeth will be selling and signing her two novels, both informed by her experiences with interdependence: Like Wings, Your Hands (American Book Fest’s 2019 American Fiction Award -LGBTQ ) and A Map of Everything (Lambda Literary Award finalist for debut fiction).
Also stay for our delicious Fourth Annual Chili Cook Off, starting 12:30ish. Details here.
The Bankers Hill Club features an accessible facility, including accessible parking spots and bathrooms.
Sunday Assembly San Diego is a new radically inclusive non-religious community that meets monthly to hear inspirational talks, connect for service projects, sing songs and generally celebrate life. Assemblies are free to attend, and everyone is welcome.
Free child care for ages 1.5 and up is available at every Assembly.
Stay after the assembly for coffee, snacks and to hang out with other assemblers.
3030 Front St
San Diego, CA 92103
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