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The Power of Empathy: 90 Min. Conversation w/ Optional 30 Min. Q&A with Hosts!
March 16, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDTFree
7:00 PM EASTERN / 4:00 PM PACIFIC (adjust for your time zone)
Empathy goes beyond concern or sympathy. Empathy is stepping into the shoes of another with the intention to better understand and feel what they are experiencing. It is expressed in our choice to be fully present with someone and listen beyond their words for their feelings and unmet needs. Knowing that at least one other person “gets what I’m going through” is the gift of empathy. The power of empathy can bridge our “us vs. them” perceptions and lead to new solutions, improved relationships, better strategies for social change, reduction in loneliness, and realization of our shared human needs and oneness. This conversation is about sharing experiences giving, receiving, and observing empathy.
HERE is the conversation guide. Please pay particular attention to the questions in Round 2.
Is there a fee to participate?
No, however, our work is made possible through the donations of generous supporters – who might include you! You can give when you scroll down to register for this event by selecting the “donation ticket” option.
How long do I have to register?
You have up until 4 hours before the event’s start time to register.
What do I need to participate?
You will need a device with a webcam (preferably a computer or tablet rather than a cell phone) to participate and be seen by other participants.A Zoom link to join the conversation and a link to the conversation guide will be sent to you the day before and again one hour before the conversation.
An attitude of respect and curiosity!
Can I invite others to participate?
Yes! We suggest reaching out to those who think differently from you and telling them why you think they would like this conversation and why you are registered. You can send them THIS link, or send them to our events on our website at: https://livingroomconversations.org/events/
What if I have questions or need to cancel?
If you have questions, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Details about how to cancel online or via email will be in the confirmation email you will receive just after you register, or you can email Heather.
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