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EMPATHY IN ACTION

EMPATHY IN ACTION

By Lynne Azarchi
EMPATHY IN ACTION – Lynne interviews community members making a difference by giving back

Host Lynne Azarchi, Director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center in NJ, invites community members who are making a difference, to share their courage and motivation to take empathic action for others. Face-to-face interpersonal skills are declining, while bias, hate and stereotypes are increasing. Anti-bias work starts with empathy by walking in the shoes of Black, brown, Asian, and ‘othered’ persons. Empathy can come to the rescue providing emotional support caring and kindness, especially during Covid.
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EMPATHY IN ACTION - HELPING MUSLIM YOUTH AND FAMILIES BY UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEMS, CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS. PART 2 - SOLUTIONS
Lynne interviews Professor Nadia Ansary, psychology professor at Rider University. Motivated by bias and discrimination against Muslim youth, Professor Ansary ‘gives back’ by conducting original primary research to indicate the plight of Muslim youth in this country. Professor Ansary shares this research and explores both problems and solutions with Lynne in two twenty - five minute sessions—the first PROBLEMS, the second SOLUTIONS.
28:25
May 17, 2022
EMPATHY IN ACTION - HELPING MUSLIM YOUTH AND FAMILIES BY UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEMS, CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS. PART 1 - PROBLEMS
Lynne interviews Professor Nadia Ansary, psychology professor at Rider University. Motivated by bias and discrimination against Muslim youth, Professor Ansary ‘gives back’ by conducting original primary research to indicate the plight of Muslim youth in this country. Professor Ansary shares this research and explores both problems and solutions with Lynne in two twenty - five minute sessions—the first PROBLEMS, the second SOLUTIONS.
27:22
May 03, 2022
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW: MORE EMPATHY
The last two years have been especially rough for both kids and adults. Empathy to the rescue! Empathy is critically important, can be taught by parents/teachers and is easy and fun. Why empathy?  Kids who can “read” feelings are emotionally adjusted, better liked, and more successful.  Join Lynne Azarchi, Executive Director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center to learn more about one of the greatest foundations and skills that you can bestow upon your child or student.
57:09
April 19, 2022
EMPATHY IN ACTION - INSPIRING THOSE WITH DISABILITIES THRU THE JOY OF MUSIC
Host Lynne Azarchi, Director of Kidsbridge Tolerance Center, invites musician Jim Gaven to share his motivation to take empathic action for others. Jim shares his love of music with persons with disabilities and dementia and comes to the rescue providing emotional support, caring , kindness and FUN. He is empowered to take action to help others and inspires us all.
28:00
April 05, 2022
EMPATHY IN ACTION - PUSHING BACK AGAINST BIAS AND PREJUDICE WITH PUBLIC AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
Eman is Empathy in action. From helping Afghan refugees to volunteering to public service, nothing stops her---not even raising 6 children and some goats on the side. Most recently, Eman was elected to the Cranbury Committee – a first for Cranbury as Eman is a Muslim woman. She is devoted to interfaith organizations including Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom.  Lynne and Eman discuss giving back to community in a variety of ways and how to inspire youth to community service.
28:07
March 15, 2022
EMPATHY IN ACTION - SAVING CHILDREN'S LIVES IN AN URBAN ENVIRONMENT
Paula is now the principal of Joyce Kilmer School in Trenton.  Paula’s work in education IS community work. For more than 20 plus years, she had worked tirelessly to champion for the rights to access for hundreds of children. Bethea says: students and families at our school know that we are indeed a village and it takes all of us to sustain change and help our students to aspire.” Lynne and Paula discuss creating a ‘village of caring’ for others through the lens of empathy.
28:14
March 01, 2022
EMPATHY IN ACTION - FIGHTING ANTI-ASIAN HATE
Cecilia X. Birge is a community activist, a social justice warrior as well as a champion of racial literacy in the high school. She exemplifies ‘Empathy in Action’.  She is Asst. Principal for Princeton High School.  As the pandemic became more widespread, so did hate crimes against Asians.   Cecilia stepped up and built a coalition with more than twenty community groups.  Over three thousand people attended the #StopAsianHate rally on March 27, 2021.  Lynne and Cecilia explore the intersections of empathy for reducing hate and bias in our community and educating our students and families toward kindness and respect.
28:42
February 04, 2022