March 20 2022 Zoom Assembly

Here's a link to the Program with the lyrics!

Havana Syndrome: Diplomats' Mystery Illness

In 2017, news outlets started reporting about U.S. diplomats in Havana, Cuba hearing strange noises and experiencing physical symptoms usually associated with brain injury, including hearing loss, memory loss, headaches, and nausea. Subsequent reports of similar problems emerged from diplomats in China and Germany, among other places. Some media sources labeled these as "sonic attacks" with "mass hysteria" an alternate hypothesis. However, Dr. Beatrice A. Golomb, Professor of Medicine at UCSD School of Medicine -- whose work is responsible for the current leading hypothesis -- will share why the evidence points to not a sonic attack, but a different source, and what the ramifications are to U.S. civilians.

The Zoom "doors" will open at 10:30, so folks can chat in breakout rooms with others before the assembly starts at 11. We will also use breakout rooms after the assembly so you can hang out with your fellow Earthlings until around 1 PM, so please feel free to stay and chat in small groups! Our speaker will also stay behind to answer your questions.

The Zoom link and some pointers are below. You won't need to RSVP with Zoom first, just use this link!
Meeting ID: 846 2011 4092
Passcode: 247636
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+1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)
+1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

If you are new to Zoom, please watch this handy video about how to join a meeting:

Quick suggestions for Zoom:

Use your headphones instead of the computer's/phone's speakers; it'll make hearing you easier when we break out into little chat groups.

If possible, please enable your video feed so we can see you! The speakers will then be able to see your beautiful faces and reactions, and it'll feel more like we are in person. If you have to walk away from or move your camera, please disable it until you get back. And yes, of course we want to see your cats.

You'll be muted right when you get to the meeting, but worry not, there will be smaller groups during and after the assembly that you can use to talk to your fellow Earthlings.

In the corner of the box with your face in it, you can choose to hide yourself from your view, so you won't find looking at yourself so distracting. Also, it'll make more space on your screen to see others.

You may (but don't have to) RSVP on Meetup.

Sunday Assembly San Diego is an 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.

Please join us for lunch at Boomerangs after the Assembly! That info is in a separate Meetup event:

We can't wait to see you all!

March 20, 2022 at 11:00am - 12:15pm
A friendly cyber gathering place
San Diego, CA
United States
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