MESC Features—Empathy and Museums
November 8 | 1:45 PM - 5:00 PM
$10 MESC Members | $20 Non-Members
Empathy is a developed skill, reinforced through our own interactions with the world. When we are better equipped to understand the needs of other life forms (humans, animals, living things…) we are able to connect, align, and gain new perspectives collaboratively to create a better world together.
Empathy is on the decline, contributing to an era of divisive politics and inequity. We can’t all walk in someone else’s shoes, but we can use tools to understanding the point of view of others and show appropriate emotional response. How can museums work towards fostering empathy and compassion through our institutional initiatives and programs? How could feelings drive action? Join MESC as we dive deep into how empathy can be a guiding thread for you and your institution.
This program is generously hosted by the Los Angeles Zoo and will include a hands-on empathy related activity with animals. Please make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes for the program. Capacity is limited and advanced tickets are required.