Empathy is defined as “the ability to understand what someone is feeling” – but day to day, it means being as good a listener as you are a talker; being able to understand different sides of complex problems; being a great team mate, relatable leader, a real friend.

In social media spaces where we spend so much of our lives, empathy is in short supply. So when infamous YouTube channel and animated storytellers Minute Videos started receiving thousands of stories each day from their community with tales of depression, bullying, anorexia and self-harm, and these stories when turned into video received millions of views, they knew they had a responsibility to their community to create a new safe space online where empathy was all around. This space will be called Community02.

This experiential learning event relates directly to SDG 4.7 to “ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship, and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.”

This event brings the Minute Videos team and their content together with practitioners, experts, academics and their community to learn about the importance of empathy in education and how stories can build empathy between us in online and offline spaces.

Choose between three immersive workshops:

– Dialogue with Aristotles cafe

– Forum theatre with Malongdu Theatre

– Empathy Mapping with JUMP! Foundation

Join us at WeLearn on November 13th to build skills, partnerships, and most importantly, to build Empathy. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/79940577419/

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