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VULNERABIILTY & CONNECTION

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Spring '22 
OnLine SCREENINg SALON Series
Dates:  April 5, 12, 19 & 25 
Time:  5pm - 7:30pm PT  /  8 - 10:30pm ET   * Meet & Greet starts 15 minutes prior 

 

 

Join us online for four Tuesdays in April for compelling screened content, shared conversation and group connection with our Featured Guests and each other.  

THEME:

For decades and even centuries, being vulnerable was perceived as a weakness. So much so that it could result in ridicule, ostracism and even death. However this character trait is now touted as a tool for personal fulfillment and intimacy in our personal lives. More recently its benefits have penetrated the business world, where it is  one of THE power skills for effective leadership. 

This series we'll explore what happens when we dare to be vulnerable and how it impacts our lives.

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SCREENED CONTENT & FEATURED GUESTS: 

Though each salon stands on its own, this series offers various perspectives to more fully connect with the theme and fellow participants.

* To reserve your place, first Join as a Member.  Then book each gathering one at a time, by first selecting the date.  

Meeting Jim 

Meet Jim Haynes, an extraordinary man who grabbed the spirit of the 60s with his heart and soul and continued to carry it throughout his 87 year-long life.  For 4 decades Jim welcomed friends and complete strangers, mostly new to one another, to Sunday dinner at his home in Paris.  In his own words, One of his books was called Hello, I Love You (1974). He claimed that his ambition was to have everyone in the world in his address book.

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Mission:  JOY -- Finding Happiness in Troubled Times  

Consisting largely of never-before-seen footage shot at the Dalai Lama’s residence in Dharamsala, India, this film is a behind the scenes exploration of the remarkable friendship between Nobel Peace Prize Winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the Dalai Lama. With genuine affection, mutual respect and a healthy dose of teasing, these unlikely friends impart lessons gleaned from cutting-edge science, ancient traditions and lived experience regarding how to live with joy in the face of life’s challenges.

The Lesson  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

The Lesson is an emerging platform that connects audiences with a growing collection of personal stories... stories that dig deep and seek to connect, teach and inspire, including those of:

  • Bea Arthur: a young entrepreneur and Shark Tank survivor

  • Ginny Glider:  a two-time Olympic rower and battle-tested leader

  • Karl Wagner, an ex-CIA agent, widower and father

Ginny and Karl will be with us  for the  post-screening conversation, and Bea might be, too. 

  • Featured Guest:

    • Reed Frerichs, Co-Founder & CEO

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Closing Salon  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

This even more interactive salon will integrate prior salons to focus on connecting even more with the series theme and each other. 

  • Featured Guests:

    • Our Entire Group

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  • 100% of what SSR receives will be split among the Featured Guests to support their work.

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A Taste of Past Gatherings...


CONNECTION & BELONGING
Fall '21 

SCREENINg SALON Series
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THEME:

Starting in late October and leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday, we explored the sense of belonging that is possible when we dare to explore unfamiliar territory and connect in unexpected ways..

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SCREENED CONTENT & FEATURED GUESTS: 

Each salon stands on its own.  The series offers various perspectives on the series theme.

 

Ground Operations:  Battlefields to Farmfields  

America needs a million new farmers.  Veterans want the job. 

This is their journey, transitioning home to find a purposeful path and a new life.

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guest:  

    • Dulanie Ellis​, Producer-Director

 

My So-Called Enemy

Six courageous Palestinian and Israeli teenage girls participate in a U.S.-based women's leadership program. 

In this 7-year coming-of-age story, we see how that experience meets with the realities of their lives at home. 

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guests: 

    • Lisa Gossels, Director, Producer & Co-Editor

    • Justin Schein, Director of Photography & Co-Producer

    • Joline Makhlouf Rukab, Film Subject & Advisor

Disconnected 

A fed-up mom forces three teens to have an actual conversation by confiscating their cellphones for one hour.

  • ​​Trailer

  • Featured Guests:  

    • Meredith Thomas, Actor In the role of the mother

    • Monika Hochreutener, Executive Producer & Community Volunteer

Closing Salon  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

This even more interactive salon integrated prior salons to focus on the series theme. 

  • Featured Guests:  Our Entire Group

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TAKING A STAND
sPRING '21 

SCREENINg SALON Series

THEME:

What happens when we dare to go against the current... and stay the course? 

In this series, we experienced trailblazers whose vision and conviction have revolutionized lives, mindsets, practices, policies... and generations.

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SCREENED CONTENT & FEATURED GUESTS: 

Each salon stands on its own.  The series offers various perspectives on the series theme.

Period. End of Sentence.

“A period should end a sentence, not a girl’s education.”

  • TrailerThe film won the 2019 Oscar for Best Documentary Short.  

  • Featured Guests:  

    • ​​Melissa Berton, Producer. ​Executive Director of The Pad Project

    • Ruby Schiff, Executive Producer. Co-Founder of The Pad Project

 

The Seeds of Vandana Shiva  

"When you control seed, you control life on Earth."  The life story of Dr. Shiva.

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guests:  

    • Camilla & Jim Becket, Directors and Producers

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Ted Turner:  Captain Planet

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's intimate profile of Ted Turner and his environmental work, often lost in the headlines.

  • Trailer

  • Featured Guest: 

    • Laura Turner Seydel, international environmental advocate & eco-living expert & Chair of Captain Planet Foundation

Closing Salon  (ends 30 min. early, at 7pm PT / 10pm ET)

This even more interactive salon will integrate prior salons to focus on the series theme. 

  • Featured Guests:  Our Entire Group

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