• 315 West 33rd Street
  • New York, NY, 10001
  • United States

Join us this Friday at The Olivia (315 West 33rd Street) for our weekly salon. Led by seasoned facilitators from our organizing team, our weekly salons are based on pre-recorded TED Talks and explore a specific theme for discussion. After screening the talk, you are invited to share in a lively discussion to investigate the chosen theme from multiple points of view. This weekly event has shifted how connections are made by offering a soft space for hard conversation. A place where listening is just as important as speaking.

Doors open at 5:00 pm, the screening begins at 5:30 pm. Tickets are available free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis. M. Anthony Hopkins is this week's facilitator

ABOUT NATALI RIVERS, Guest Facilitator

Natali Rivers works as an educator for a non-profit organization based in New York City. She explores various creative mediums, including memoir, journalism and acting, but all directed towards the same purpose: to share stories in the hopes of creating a more compassionate world. She hopes to spread the message that we can manifest our own greatness while helping others to find theirs. You can keep up with her latest work at 


M. Anthony Hopkins is an education consultant, specializing in inclusive pedagogy and programming to develop people into active democratic citizens. He works with various organizations whose mission is to equip groups of systemically marginalized youth with tools to empower them academically and socially. Currently, he develops the arts and literacy programming at Beacon 54, a Harlem Children’s Zone after-school site. He also Co-Chairs the Facilitation and Training Committee which develops educators’ philosophy and instruction into a dynamic pedagogy. His latest projects include PAVE, an artist speaker series for youth, and LYRIC project, a music appreciation program focusing on personal narratives as a form of preemptive justice. 

Anthony joined our organizing team in 2015. He is co-licensee and co-organizer.