Listen, Learn... Speak
Speaking your voice doesn’t matter if no one's listening. In these times of divisiveness and niched content, listening is more critical than ever.
We all deserve the connection that comes with listening. That includes the like-minded, the different-minded, youth, elders and those with special needs. Not only does listening make us feel seen and heard, it also allows us to connect, learn, understand… and ultimately, to use our voice more authentically and effectively.
FORMAT FOR THIS SERIES
In each of the four sessions of this Fall Screening Salon Series, Featured Guest Erahm Christopher, a filmmaker, social strategist and speaker with a global presence will be with us. Along with talk time before and after viewing his screened content, we will be able to continue to connect in the Community Feed. In the future, we'll also have dedicated online forums created specifically for continued conversation.
Erahm’s work will lead the way, and ripples are sure to follow. His screened content will include scripted, documentary and animated films as well as a Public Service Announcement which was created for release on social media platforms in the two weeks prior to Election Day.
For more on Erahm and individual salon descriptions, scroll down.
Book the entire series or just a couple of sessions à la carte or join as a member.
DATES / TIME:
Tuesdays: Nov 10, 17, 24 & Dec 1
5-7pm PT / 8-10pm ET
2. à la Carte: ($11 each), click on individual dates: Nov 10 Nov 17 Nov 24 Dec 1
Contact Us about discounted student rates.
The groups are small, so book soon and prepare to discover and connect with some wonderful individuals on Gallery View in Zoom.
Erahm’s work includes collaborations with the federal government, state governments, non-profits, pro-athletes and corporations across the US, Canada and Europe. With a passion for creative innovation and socially conscious change, he develops projects that shift perspectives that result in positive, substantive change. (More about Erahm Christopher. )
SSR is about discovery, learning and connection, so you'll see words like series, salon, course and lesson.
We intentionally use the word "salon" because that's what we are, but in a contemporary way. The majority time in our gatherings is spent talking among us... not being "talked at" by the screen or a speaker. That's what salons used to be and that's the experience we bring to you.
Our goal is to provide options and a setting for information and experiences intersect with personal and professional endeavors.
- For those who choose to participate, if you sign in, you become a Follower and can participate in the Community Forum.
- Our Members have access to all our programming and more by subscribing to a plan. With their membership, they also participate in a separate Members Forum.
ABOUT SSR SCREENING SALONS
Each online salon lasts two hours, with about an hour and a half with the group actively engaging in talk time. This occurs before and after watching screened content, which serves as a bridge to our conversations. At SSR Gatherings, every participant, including Christine and her Featured Guests, add their unique ingredients into the mix. No one is expected to be an expert on the topic, on film... or even in life. These salons are about experiencing, sharing and gaining new insights in an open, collaborative and genuine setting.
In addition to the actual gatherings, the Community Feed is where conversations can continue through your posts and replies. In the future, look for private dedicated online forums created specifically for gathering participants.
(Talk time vs. screening time might vary, and programs are subject to change given the nature of the content creation industry and opportunities which might arise.)
We open LISTEN, LEARN... SPEAK with two shorts created by Erahm Christopher which are particularly relevant in these times of disunity and conflict, including DEAR VOTER...
In this salon, through Erahm's film LISTEN and interactive time among us, we will explore the role of listening in effective communication dynamics...
In this salon, we'll explore the ripple effects of listening and paying attention to those whose voices are rarely heard.
For our closing session, please join us with a cocktail, mocktail, cup of tea or glass of wine for a highly-interactive closing session to integrate our group experience and discover more ripples among us...