Spring 2018

Document Type

Poster Session


Reza Jalali M.F.A.


compassion, empathy, humanity, University of Southern Maine, Thinking Matters Symposium


Fostering compassion in a divided community is essential to the well-being of its members, and creating a sense of community. Although we come from different culminations of experience, privilege, genetics, and influence and can be divided across race, gender, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or class, our humanity is what connect us. After a literature review and compilation of recent scientific studies, we recognized there was much to be said and done about compassion. Ultimately, we can take a few steps in order to cultivate compassion: communicating with others, practicing empathy, finding commonalities, giving and advocating for others, to name a few.

Start Date

4-20-2018 9:00 AM



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