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2017-09-14: Shapiro

The Empathy Tent Pop at the UC Berkeley Ben Shapiro Demonstration

The Empathy Tent Pop Up at the UC Berkeley Ben Shapiro Demonstration. A passerby talks about why she is grateful for us being there. Many people come by and tell us how grateful they are that we are at these events and hold a space for empathy, care, listening and dialogue. They often feel deeply upset by the polarization, violence and lack of dialog. 

An "empathy tent" has been set up at Bancroft & Telegraph next to Cal campus, via Sheraz Sadiq/KQED


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At this event we also held an empathy circle with Amber Cummings, the organizer of the Berkeley right wing rally against Marxism that drew thousands of counter protesters.

"I wanna give a shout out to the Empathy tent guys. Great group and really enjoyed my chat tonight. I really do like this idea and the people who run it. Great people and great idea...  Again Edwin, I want you to know I love this empathy tent Idea. I see much progress being made through a program like this that was a genius idea" Amber Cummings

Nine Arrested During Protest of Berkeley Shapiro Event

Scott Morris (BCN)and Planet
Friday September 15, 2017 
"Amber Cummings, the self-designated (but no-show at least in this female persona) organizer of the August 27 right-wing non-rally at Berkeley's MLK Park, engages in dialogue with (presumably) a protester against Ben Shapiro's appearance on the UC Berkeley campus. The Empathy tent,a fixture at recent contentious demonstrations, is maintained by volunteers who offer to listen to everyone."

Ben Shapiro: Say No to Campus Thuggery
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On September 14th, 2017, the Berkeley College Republicans in conjunction with Young America's Foundation will be presenting Ben Shapiro. Ben Shapiro has written 9 books, is the editor-in-chief of the Daily Wire, and host of the Ben Shaprio Show. Mr. Shapiro will be speaking about leftist political violence, a topic that has engulfed the city of Berkeley and the University of California recently.

Ben Shapiro at UC Berkeley: What you need to