Imagine what a more empathetic and compassionate community might look like.

Project Empathy exists to:

  • Respect our differences and support ways to build bridges to connect us
  • Promote opportunities for sharing life experiences and perspectives and celebrating our uniqueness
  • Be a model of inclusivity
  • Understand our shared humanity and work toward a greater sense of belonging and respect
  • Raise community awareness and understanding of empathy
  • Encourage collaboration, innovation and problem-solving
  • Foster and promote opportunities for educational and occupational enrichment

Experience and study Toni Morrison's novel, HOME

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Brevard Music Center is proud to be participating in the Project Empathy "Voices of Justice Program" this coming summer. Bernstein's career was completely interwoven with a fight for social justice. Read more: https://psmag.com/social-justice/somewhere-a-place-for-us

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Voices of Justice Series, Summer 2018

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    TIME TO TALK EVENT

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    Time To Talk: About Guns Handout

    Time To Talk: About Guns Event Audio Recording

     

     

     

    DISCUSSIONS SURROUNDING EMPATHY

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    Click HERE to read the compilation of dialogue that followed the essay.

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    Pedro shared this essay in Rosman on December 1, 2016. Click HERE to read a compilation of that evening's roundtable discussions.

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    EXPLORE EMPATHY

    JOIN THE CONVERSATION

    The Transylvania County Planning & Community Development Department is pleased to support citizen-led Project Empathy and post their information to this website.