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Building a Culture of Empathy with empathic listening, dialogue, empathy circles, circle facilitation training, conflict mediation, mediation training, de-escalation, arts and empathic design (human-centered design) project team building and much, much more.  


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Empathy Tent Pop-Ups
 

 

2018

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

Join the Empathy Training Design and Development Team

 

Ongoing

 

 

Weekly Team Meetings  (Every Wednesday, 7 pm PT)

 

TBD

 

 

Empathy Circles: Bridging the Political Left-Right Divide with Transformative Dialogues

 

Aug 4 -5

Berkeley-SF 

 

Civic Center Park, No to Marxism Rally

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past 2018

 

 

 

 

Jun 30

Berkeley

 

Civic Center Park: Families Belong Together

 

Jun 15

Berkeley

 

Uniting Against Hate: A Conversation with Christian Picciolini

 

May 3

Walnut Creek

 

Empathy Tent Team meets with Congressman Mark DeSaulnier

 

Apr 7

UC Berkeley

 

Radical Empathy Forum with CA Assembly District 15 Candidates (Facebook)

 

Jan 20

Los Angles

 

Woman's March

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

Dec 6

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza

 

Nov 11

Berkeley

 

Old City Hall: Bikers Rally

 

Oct 24

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza and Empathy Circle Trainings

 

Sep 20

UC Berkeley

 

Free Speech Week + (24-27)

 

Sep 14

UC Berkeley

 

Ben Shapiro Demonstrations

 

Sep 12

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza and Empathy Circle Trainings

 

Aug 26-27

Berkeley-SF

 

Right v Left Event

 

Jul 29

Pleasant Hill

 

Congressman DeSaulnier Resistance Fair

 

Jul 19

Berkeley

 

Empathy Team Movie Night.  'Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America'

 

Jul 8

Sacramento

 

State Capital Park Freedom Rally

 

Jul 2

Los Angles

 

Anti v Pro Trump Rallies

 

Jun10

Roseville

 

Anti Sharia v Unity Rallies

 

May 24

Berkeley

 

Empathy Team Building: Harvard Resistance School Process

 

May 20

Berkeley

 

Listens Civic Center Park: Transforming Left v. Right Violence

 

May 21

Oakland

 

The Rootcamp

 

May 17

Berkeley

 

Empathy Team Building: Harvard Resistance School Process

 

May 13

Berkeley

 

Listens: Civic Center Park, Transforming Left-Right Violence

 

May 03

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza  

 

Apr 27

Berkeley

 

Civic Center Park: Right Free Speech Rally

 

Apr 15

Berkeley

 

Civic Center Park: Left v Right Rallies

 

Mar 17

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza   (Empathy Tent and Sidewalk Talk)

 

Mar 12

Berkeley

 

Healthcare Town Hall  (Empathy Tent and Sidewalk Talk)

 

Jan 21

Oakland

 

Woman's March (Empathy Tent and Sidewalk Talk)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

Nov 14

Oakland

 

Hands Around Lake Merritt (Empathy Tent and Sidewalk Talk) (Photo Album)

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

Downtown BART

 

May 07

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Apr 19

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Apri15

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza

 

Apr 09

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Apr 04

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Mar 28

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Mar 21+25

Berkeley

 

BART Plaza & Lake Merritt, Oakland

 

Mar 14

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Mar 07

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza (video)

 

Mar 04

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Feb 24

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Feb 04

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Feb 03

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

Jan 15

Berkeley

 

Downtown BART Plaza

 

 

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

Dec 02

UC Berkeley

 

Berkeley Wheeler Hall

 

Nov 16

Berkeley

 

Berkeley Plaza

 

Nov 09

Berkeley

 

Berkeley Post Office

 

Nov 01

Berkeley

 

Berkeley Post Office

 

Oct 12

Berkeley

 

First setup of the 'Occupy Empathy Tent

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013

UC Berkeley

 

Empathy Tent

 

Apr 27

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza Tent Setup

 

Apr 27

UC Berkeley

 

California Student Sustainability Coalition’s Spring Convergence

 

Apr 23

UC Berkeley

 

Sproul Plaza First Day of the Empathy Tent 

 

Apr 18

UC Berkeley

 

Empathy Circle facilitation 

 

May 09

UC Berkeley

 

Empathic Listening and Circle Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

Nov 8

Oakland

 

Edwin Rutsch at the Empathy Circle at Occupy Oakland

 

Dec

Oakland

 

Second Empathy Circle in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza 

 

Dec

Berkeley

 

Overview Empathy Tent: Occupy Berkeley MLK Park

 

Dec 17

Berkeley

 

     Setting up at Occupy Berkeley

 

Dec

Berkeley

 

     Day 2 at Occupy Berkeley - Christmas Caroling & Drawing our Values, etc

 

Dec 21

Berkeley

 

     Occupy Berkeley Eviction - Thoughts on moving forward.

 

Dec 21

Berkeley

 

     Occupy Berkeley Eviction - LiveStream interview with Edwin Rutsch 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joey Gibson (SF Freedom) & Megan Rohrer (Peacefully Unites)
See a basic Empathy Circle dialogue with organizers of these
San Francisco left and right wing political and counter rallies.

 
 

 

LA Times
"As demonstrators left the rally, they passed a modest white tent
 on the lawn of City Hall, with a sign reading "Empathy Tent.""

 



Sacramento Bee
Protesters keep their cool at pro-Trump, anti-Trump rallies. ‘Empathy tent’ helps


 


 

Sproul Plaza UC Berkeley 
 

 

 

 

Empathy Tent  at the Oakland Woman's March
 

 


“I want us to organize, to tell the personal stories that create empathy,
 which is the most revolutionary emotion.”
Gloria Steinem


 

 'Hands Around Lake Merritt', Oakland. Empathy Center and Sidewalk Talk
 


 

 

"Occupy Empathy is helping to create the great revolution of our time - an empathy revolution where we step into the shoes of others to overcome prejudice and bridge social divides. It's starting in Berkeley and my hope is that it will spread around the world."
Roman Krznaric, Empathy: Why It Matters, and How to Get It

 


 

Empathy Movement - Scenes from the Empathy Tent, in Berkeley  

 

 

 

“By peace we mean the capacity to transform conflicts with empathy,
without violence, and creatively — a never-ending process”

 Johan Galtung 


 

(Berkeley Post Office and Marathon

 

 

“The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is an empathy deficit.”
Barack Obama



 

Berkeley Post Office



 

Berkeley Post Office - Congress woman Barbara Lee speaking




 

Sproul Plaza - @ UC Berkeley Empathy Tent - 2013

 


 

 
Contact Edwin Rutsch at EdwinRutsch@gmail.com for more information