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Culture of Empathy Builder Lynn Johnson


Lynn Johnson & Edwin Rutsch: Dialogs on How to Build a Culture of Empathy with Arts Education 

Lynn Johnson is CEO of Glitter & Razz Productions and theater artist dedicated to building strong connections with creative & compassionate people to bring about positive social change.


Using the expressive arts and theater to promote and teach empathy to children and adults. We believe that play lights us up and connects us. We believe that compassion is a skill that can be taught and practiced.  The program was one of 15 Finalists in the Activating Empathy competition.
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Panel 004-A:  Fostering Empathy With the Arts

Lynn Johnson
Seung Chan Lim
Joan Kuenz
Tal-Chen Rabinowitch
Eva Vigran
Edwin Rutsch

This panel of guest artists from the fields of dance, music, theater, and design, shared their personal insights of how empathy plays a vital part in their various art forms.  The artists also outlined how they would make empathy front and center in our culture through their art form.

Fostering Empathy With the Arts









Compassionate Conversations Blog March 14, 2012

Compassionate Conversations is a coaching project for participants organizations from Redwood City 2020 and the Prevention Partnership


Community Conversations
 Martial Arts/Chi Gung
Theater of the Oppressed
 Play back Theater
Restorative Justice