Storytelling for empathy and community building

May 5, 10:00 a.m. Hybrid (In-person at Mano a Mano, or on Zoom)

Presenter: Laura Packer Moderator: Leticia Smith

It seems like it’s getting harder to connect with people who have differing views from ours, so how can we build empathy and understanding across differences? Join storyteller Laura Packer for a lively discussion of how storytelling is a powerful tool to create empathy, change minds, convey meaning, and build a more compassionate society.

Laura Packer has over 30 years of storytelling experience in performing, teaching, community building, and more. She has won many awards for her work and is the author of the award-winning “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story.” Laura believes that storytelling is a path to meaningful change and a more compassionate world.