Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Alumni Association

What is the secret ingredient to effective diversity, equity, and inclusion learning? Initiatives that lead to sustainable change focus on empathy skills/perspective taking of the “other” and goal setting to encourage behavior change. Storytelling can help us accomplish both perspective taking and goal setting. What you can see by looking at a person may not tell you very much about that individual’s background, beliefs or values, or what joys and grief the person has experienced. Maria Morukian will explore the value of storytelling for diversity, equity, and inclusion learning; identify the kinds of stories one can use to foster empathy and understanding; and provide an exercise to demonstrate the power of storytelling. 


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