Imagine what a more empathetic and compassionate community might look like.
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
Join educator Bill Moore on August 14, 21 and 28, 2018, for an opportunity to seek increased inter-racial and inter-gender understanding through a shared reading experience. Bill's suggestion is that, for African-Americans, this brilliantly artistic but often emotionally wrenching story will encourage a sense of community heritage, strength, and values; for non-African-Americans, it may open a possibility for something like empathy with unfamiliar experiences of African-Americans, even if those readers' lives have led to few direct involvements outside their own communities. The course is free and held at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Brevard, NC. Bill can be contacted at
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
Voices of Justice Series, Summer 2018
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
The On Being Project is an independent non-profit public life and media initiative. We pursue deep thinking and social courage, moral imagination and joy, to renew inner life, outer life, and life together.
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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.