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2018-04-07 Empathy Forum

 



Candidates running for California Assembly District 15 will take part in a Radical Empathy Forum addressing the question of "How might we build a more empathic and caring culture?" 

The forum will be held using the Empathy Circle
 dialogue process as a way to move from combative debate to constructive dialogue. 

Date: Saturday, April 7, 2018
Time: 3pm to 5:30 pm
Location:  UC Berkeley - Genetics & Plant Biology, Room 100
                    (Near Oxford St and Hearst Ave)


Register:  On Facebook 


THE PROBLEM Our communities and country are beset by dangerous and growing divisions of race, class, personalities, politics and loss of meaning. OUR CHALLENGE
How might we build a more empathic and caring culture?






Radical Empathy Forum with CA Assembly District 15 Candidates
http://j.mp/EmpathyForum


( ) INTRODUCTION:
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* Facebook Video at:
http://j.mp/2IKugcW
* YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/At6jT3PGAVA 
* Welcome and thanks to Hosts, Candidates, Cosponsors,
* Empathy Tent
* Empathy in Politics
* Josh Kornbluth:
   Empathy Circuit Facebook Video
: http://j.mp/2DB5b1c
   Empathy Circuit YouTube Video:  https://youtu.be/a_732-H1CUY

YouTube Video




( ) EMPATHY CIRCLE 1:
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* With Andy Katz, Buffy Wicks, Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto, Owen Poindexter, Pranav Jandhyala, Edwin Rutsch
* Facebook Video: http://bit.ly/2IKDMNk
* YouTube Videohttps://youtu.be/n7NSOnbuNwg 

YouTube Video




( ) EMPATHY CIRCLE 2:
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* With Raquella Thaman, Dan Kalb, Sergey Piterman, Cheryl Sudduth, Judy Appel, Jovanka Beckles rep., Edwin Rutsch

* Facebook Video at: http://j.mp/2EEqHTc
* YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/gMnAOo3GwaE

YouTube Video




DESCRIPTION
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Our communities and country are beset by dangerous and growing divisions of race, class, personalities, politics and loss of meaning and disconnection from our common humanity. Candidates running for California Assembly District 15 will take part in a Radical Empathy Forum discussing:

"How might we build a more empathic and caring culture?"

The forum will be held using the Empathy Circle dialogue process as a way to move from combative debate to constructive dialogue.



HOW TO EMPATHY CIRCLE
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Instructions for How to take part in an empathy circle.
http://j.mp/HowToEmpathy



MEDIA
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* Bridge the partisan design’: California Assembly District 15 candidates discuss empathy in politics

http://j.mp/2HaeB9K
By Danielle Kaye - Daily California
"The Radical Empathy Forum differed from typical political discussions in that it emphasized active listening rather than debate. "



* Assembly Candidates Get 'Radical' in Empathy Workshop

By Guy Marorati
KQED News - April 8, 2018
https://www.kqed.org/news/11660708
"On Saturday, they had to put their stump speeches aside and focus on two ideas that may seem out of place during campaign season: empathy and caring."



* Talk-It-Out Radio

https://kpfa.org/…/talk-it-out-radio-a…/
KPFA - April 9 2018
Talk-It-Out Radio host Timothy Regan, interviews Edwin Rutsch about the Radial Empathy Forum with Assembly District 15 Candidates""



POSITON PAPERS
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Rochelle Pardue-Okimoto: Empathy
http://j.mp/2GnuTIV

“For me empathy is taking the time to see something from someone else’s perspective. It may only take a few seconds, but active listening requires a person to set down their phone, stop thinking about what they are going to say next and really listen to what the other person has to say. …”


Raquella Thaman: A Story of Empathy
http://j.mp/2IcxAxe

“I had a brief statement prepared on my ideas about how important empathy is to clear and effective communication and how it must be central to public service of any kind. Instead I’d like to relate an experience I had today that was a stellar example of how we can build a more empathic and caring culture….”


Owen Poindexter: Empathy

http://j.mp/2ErKhSx

“Empathy is what allows us to move beyond tribalism. By having love and compassion for people who we don't necessarily share a family, religion, political boundary or whatever else we use to define ourselves, we allow for a world that reflects our best values...”


Judy Appel: A Story of Empathy
http://j.mp/2J9BRTq

“In addition to listening, empathy involves love, trust and allowing oneself to be personally vulnerable. It is important to me to embrace all of these qualities as a mom, a friend, a family member, and in my professional life…”


Dan Kalb: How might we build a more empathic and caring culture
http://j.mp/2JrPGNf

“Making a conscious effort to empathize with others, if successful, can help hone in on what the other person or persons really feel(s) they need most. Compassion is a necessary quality of successful empathic interaction….”




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