Vancouver will have its 20th Public Salon on Wednesday November 19th. Almost 10,000 people have attended achieving audiences of full houses at Vancouver’s Playhouse theatre. (600 Hamilton St)
The Public Salon has given a platform to over 150 of Vancouver’s Thinkers and Doers. The presentations have been videotaped and have been viewed 60,000 times and they are featured on its weekly Public Salon TV Show on Shaw TV channel 4. The Public Salon originated from a series of private salon dinners hosted by Sam Sullivan and Lynn Zanatta for over a decade. Their mentor and friend Abraham Rogatnick encouraged them to bring the benefits and pleasures of the t salons to a wider audience. It was only after he passed away that they committed to hosting the Public Salons in his honour. The salon concept has ancient roots going back to China and Italy but were particularly noted in the 1700s France where they were credited with being one of the factors being lead to the French Revolution. The Public Salon is a made in Vancouver phenomenon that contributes to the unique civic culture of our city and province.
Event: Sam Sullivan’s Public Salon
Location: The Vancouver Playhouse, 600 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Cost: $20 online $30 at the door
Mohammed Assani –Sitarist www.mohammedassani.com
Martha Carter –Choreographer www.martamartaproductions.org
Paul Dragan – Reckless Bike www.reckless.ca
Genevieve Ennis Hume – Hume Atelier www.humeatelier.com
Kwiaahwah Jones – Curator of Bill Reid Art Gallery www.billreidgallery.ca
Lance Barrett Lennard – Marine Mammal Biologist www.vanaqua.org/learn/aquafacts/careers/whale-biologist
Cluadia Li – Hua Foundation www.huafoundation.org
Jason Lindstorm – Bucket List www.bucketlist.org
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About Public Salons:
The Public Salons offer an opportunity for a wide range of speakers to make short presentations that inform, inspire and entertain on ideas that could contribute to the community. These presentations are broadcast on the 1/2 hour Public Salon Television Show that runs four times a week on Shaw TV Channel 4. These can also be viewed on the Global Civic Website and on YouTube.
About Global Civic Policy Society:
The Global Civic Policy Society organizes events that provide opportunities for citizens to learn and engage in community building. Global Civic Policy Society was founded by social entrepreneur and former Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan. After establishing 6 successful civil society organizations and serving 15 years as City Councilor and Mayor of Vancouver he committed to creating an organization for research and reflection on civil society, local government and citizenship.