Idea Creation

2017

“Empathy Education is an open curriculum for a course designed to nurture connections between marginalized and privileged communities. One of the biggest problems in convincing people to support progressive social causes is their inability to empathize with the people for whom those causes are working. The challenge is how to get people to care about other people, and this is what Empathy Education is trying to do.The premiere course will focus on fostering empathy for the homeless community in Wheaton, Illinois. A skeleton of the course outline will be accessible on the internet, so that others can customize the curriculum’s content to specific marginalized communities, develop a database of tips and learn from each other.