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When empathy strikes

Kristin Moody believes in the potential of empathy to address the divisiveness that is threatening the fabric of our social, political and economic well-being. In this engaging talk, she highlights what happens when we empathize and the benefits that extend beyond building social connections with others. ¬†Kristin’s work is inspired by the biological instinct humans have to empathize with one another and the potential empathy has to address the divisiveness that is threatening the fabric of our social, political and economic well-being.

She first learned about the power of empathy as a high school teacher, where she saw the impact relationship-building made on student and teacher outcomes. Kristin went on to formally study empathy and integrate that understanding into support for individuals and organizations seeking improved culture, equity, and access to authenticity. She now teaches, researches, and explores empathy frameworks to help diverse people connect in ways that promote, celebrate, and leverage authentic diversity.

Kristin is a graduate of the Baltimore School for the Arts. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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