Brevard Music Center is proud to be participating in the Project Empathy "Voices of Justice Program" this coming summer. Bernstein's career was completely interwoven with a fight for social justice. Read more: https://psmag.com/social-justice/somewhere-a-place-for-us
Imagine what a more empathetic and compassionate Transylvania County might look like.
"A community is the mental and spiritual condition of knowing that the place is shared, and that the people who share the place define and limit the possibilities of each other's lives. It is the knowledge that people have of each other, their concern for each other, their trust in each other, the freedom with which they come and go among themselves." — Wendell Berry
Project Empathy exists to:
- Respect our differences and support ways to build bridges to connect us
- Promote opportunities for sharing life experiences and perspectives and celebrating our uniqueness
- Be a model of inclusivity
- Understand our shared humanity and work toward a greater sense of belonging and respect
- Raise community awareness and understanding of empathy
- Encourage collaboration, innovation and problem-solving
- Foster and promote opportunities for educational and occupational enrichmenT
TIME TO TALK EVENT
DISCUSSIONS SURROUNDING EMPATHY
Click HERE to read the compilation of dialogue that followed the essay.
- Listen to the podcast, "Transylvania Together!", created by the local chapter of the NAACP
- "Want to be happy and successful? Try compassion", part of Champions for Change sponsored by Charles Swab
- Brene Brown on Empathy (TED Talk)
- Feel The Sticker Shock Of Someone Who Lives In Poverty - enter your salary on this website to see what it’s like for people in poverty to buy milk, published by Impact Magazine
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The Transylvania County Planning & Community Development Department is pleased to support citizen-led Project Empathy and post their information to this website.