This Event's Details
Speaker Karen O’Keefe began her career as a writer in Dayton, Ohio in 1989. For almost 20 years, Karen wrote freelance articles for newspapers and magazines, as well as writing manuals, marketing materials, online help, and even some speeches in her career. At the same time, Karen taught writing and editing at a University. She was living the American Dream.
In 2008, her life changed dramatically and unexpectedly. At first, it wasn't obvious that the changes were good, but Karen found a silver lining to what most of us would consider a big dark cloud. As a result of this experience, Karen embarked on a year-long journey, which she will tell us about May 11.
Karen now lives here in Portland, Oregon.
Her talk is called “The Road to Happiness.”
About Sunday Assembly Portland
What can you expect from a typical assembly?
The charter for Sunday Assembly Portland includes three main principles: Live better. Help often. Wonder more. Each gathering addresses those principles through singing and live music, fellowship, and an inspirational talk by an engaging guest speaker.
Sunday Assembly Portland, founded in 2014, offers the communal music and fun of a church gathering, but with the deliberate absence of any religious or supernatural content. Citing a strategy of “radical inclusion”, the group seeks to build community that supports all of us to live this one life we know we have to the fullest extent possible.
If you would like to learn more about who we are and what we stand for, please read the Sunday Assembly global charter: