A healthy society depends on its citizens having the urge and ability to care for others. Today, however, political and social animosity has nearly paralyzed federal government and limits our society’s ability to solve pressing domestic issues. Can empathy, the ability to understand and share the feelings of another, help us sew our country back together? If so, how do we promote empathy and is it too late? What role could philanthropy have in advancing empathy in our society?
Links to articles exploring empathy and the important role it plays in society are below for your reference.
This program is a Food for Thought conversation hosted by the Committee for Equitable and Inclusive Philanthropy for PNY members to discuss “equity” as a tool to buttress their philanthropic practice and as a lens through which to understand current events. Rather than follow a set agenda, the conversation will be a forum for members to engage in informal, interactive discussion exploring issues of equity and inclusion by analyzing and discussing recent articles, research, editorials, and other media.
- December 11 - In Mixed Company: People of Color in White Spaces
- February 6 - The Fight for a Fair Vote
- April 25 - Empathy in an Era of Social Division and Toxic Politics
Bring your lunch and join your peers at these lively conversations. Beverages and treats will be provided.
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11:45 AM - 12:00 PM Check-in
12:00 - 2:00 PM Program
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