What is Empathy Day?
Empathy Day was founded by EmpathyLab as an annual event after a successful 2017 pilot; in 2018 it is on 12 June.
It focuses on using books as tool to build more understanding between us all, because scientific research shows that reading builds our real-life sensitivity towards other people. Reading empathy boosting stories and poems can help to challenge prejudice and build connections between us all.
Empathy Day's calls to action
READ - because reading in itself can make us more empathetic
SHARE - because sharing books can connect us in new ways
DO - put empathy into action and make a difference in your communityRead Full Article