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The World's First Empathy Week in Calgary, Canada

Empathy Week is a seven day festival of events which promote empathy, human connection and the recognition of our shared humanity. Empathy Week is curated by Humainologie and is a community initiative with numerous partners and Calgarians coming together to host a variety of events. Our third annual Empathy Week will take place June 1-7, 2019. An RFP inviting community collaborators to participate will be released in the late fall this year.

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The Words 

“The Words” is a six-part web series funded by United Nations Association in Canada – Calgary Branch. Each short film touches upon a different topic in interpersonal communications. Launched December 15, 2017, all episodes are posted here.

Rewriting the story of stranger danger

December 15th, 2017

There is a trend that is spreading around the world. But unlike man buns and $6 coffees, this trend is producing a truly positive sociological effect. Ok, ok…. man buns…


The human desire paradox

November 16th, 2017

One of my mentors shared this short, animated film with me about the detriments of materialism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGab38pKscw  He presented the notion that materialism leads to violence. It was easy to see…


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What's Your story?

Everyday, all the time, we are all playing key roles in our corners of the world. A moment of eye contact, a smile, an extra question like "so how are you?", a pause to hold the door open, a few words to validate how someone is feeling...there are things we can do all the time to remind each other we belong, we are valued, we are part of this great and diverse human family. Tell us about something small or big that you did, or that happened to you, where the result was a sense of connection, belonging, or the recognition of our shared humanity.

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