Center for Building a Culture of Empathy

   Home    Conference   Magazine   Empathy Tent   Services    Newsletter   Facebook    Youtube   Contact   Search

Join the International Conference on: How Might We Build a Culture of Empathy and Compassion?

Empathic Design
Empathy Circles

  Restorative Empathy Circles
Empathy Tent

Expert Interviews
Obama on Empathy


    Empathy Tests


Oaklanders for Peace > Oaklanders for Justice, Healing, and Peace: Meeting 2
   September 8, 2010   2-4 pm
The meeting on September 2 was successful in the first step in coming together in preparing for a critical mass of people to stand for Justice and Peace in sentencing of Johannes Mehserle.


  Barack Obama Promotes a Culture of Empathy
Let us reject the impulse to harden ourselves to others’ suffering, and instead make a habit of empathy – of recognizing ourselves in each other and extending our compassion to those in need.  Let us resist prejudice, intolerance, and indifference in whatever forms they may take...I view that quality of empathy, of understanding and identifying with people's hopes and struggles as an essential ingredient for arriving at just decisions and outcomes....


Oakland Peace Keepers Planning Meeting 2 - 2010-09-08 from Edwin Rutsch on Vimeo.



Peace Keepers Reconvening 2nd Meeting
City Hall Hearing Room 4 (upstairs)
Wednesday 8, 2010, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Oaklanders for Justice, Peace and Healing
Oakland Neighbors Gathering
Community Dialogue - “Let’s Talk It Over”

Meeting Agenda

Welcome/Vision/Overview of Outcomes

Community Building

Purpose of the Meeting /Working  Groups

     Finalize  Dialogue/Peace Keeper Training Schedule

     Organize a communication Team

     Organize Action Committees

          Outreach Committee

          Marketing Committee

               Master Calendar of Events

     Recruitment Committee

Working Group Reports
Next Steps





Mutima Imani
510 205 4069.

Empathy Interview
Edwin Rutsch
Photos, video, webpage:
Center for Building a Culture of Empathy
Empathy Documentary Project
Kwame Nitoto
Oakland Parents Together
Fred Morris
City of Oakland, Park and Recreation Department
Reco Bembry
City of Oakland, Park and Recreation Department
Pat Rambo Erica Worthington
Matthew Graves
Bay Area Community Ministries/Scotlan Youth and Family Center
Alan Jones
Restorative Justice
Karen Jandorf
Restorative Justice
Claudia Miller
Restorative Justice
Floyd Smith
Transition Towns
Judith Katz
Empathy Team
Michael Walker
Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant
spoken word artist
Empathy Interview, For empathy, you shouldn't wait until a mother loses her son to a senseless murder. You should be talking empathy before.
Have dialogue with police to understand our children. You can't have empathy if you have strangers governing a community.  If I respect you, then I can be empathetic to your situation.
Without respect you can't even have empathy
Tracey Bell-Borden
Coalition for Justice for Oscar Grant
One Ankh Entertainment
Bobby Hookfin
Oakland Police Department
Amahra Hicks
Faces - East Bay Church of Religious Science
David Wofford
Community Development
Lea Stotland
Empathy Team
German Martinez
Department of Public Health
Joanne Mitchell
Cephus Johnson 'Uncle Bobby'
Empathy Interview,
So empathy is an important aspect of this movement moving forward. Not just black people feeling the pain, but people of other colors also feeling the same pain and standing to help bring about the change.
Jack Heyman
ILWU Local 10
Karissa Cole
Kwan Booth
Nigel Henry
Mastery Unleashed
Saleem Shakir
Leadership Excellence
Nyeisha DeWitt
Oakland Natives Give Back
Chantal Reynolds
City of Oakland/Youth Leadership
Isaac Taggart
City of Oakland
Empathy Interview, You have to have empathy and common sense.
Earl Harper
Urban Shield Security