"Empathy and The Other," DAC Breakfast, Jun. 24

DACThe next Dorchester Arts Collaborative takes place on June 24! At this DAC Breakfast, writer Aaron Devine will lead an exploration of "Empathy and the Other." Where does empathy come from? Can it be developed? How do artists truly represent what lies outside their own background or culture? Come to 11 Pearl Street, Dorchester, MA from 8 to 9:30 a.m. to find out. A continental breakfast will be served.

In this workshop, participants will fuel a discussion of empathy and The Other using examples from photography, painting, and literature. Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring in their own examples - from any medium - that resonate with this topic. The group will also follow a writing prompt that exercises their ability to empathize. For more information, contact the workshop leader, Aaron, at aajamde@yahoo.com.

Read DAC's description of the workshop below:
 
"As artists, we are compelled to render the world and its diverse realities. The Other is any person or place unknown to us. And empathy is our human faculty to reach outside the self and understand The Other. Both are wellsprings, elemental to great art.
 

Where does empathy come from? Can it be developed? How do artists truly represent what lies outside their own background or culture?

In this workshop, we will fuel a discussion of empathy and The Other using examples from photography, painting, and literature. Participants are welcome and encouraged to bring in their own examples - from any medium - that resonate with this topic. We will also follow a writing prompt that exercises our ability to empathize."

11 Pearl Street 8 to 9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast.