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Week Six :: July 31–August 7

Building a Culture of Empathy

  • Creating understanding and compassion, empathy is critical in navigating our world and building community. Empathy might have a reputation associated with emotionality or sentimentality, but science indicates that it's wired into our very being, with practical applications in lives. What does empathy look like in action, from healing systemic divides creating by inequity to implementing effective public policy and leading through times of crisis?
  • Instilling and normalizing empathy has the potential to help us connect across our most polarizing differences and survive our most tragic times, so how can we work together to build a lasting culture of empathy?

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: Building a Culture of Empathy

In recent years, a trait frequently cited as essential to the flourishing of humankind is empathy, an impulse manifested in all the world’s religions. Connected with compassion and altruism, it arises out of a willingness to care, to endeavor to understand, and to place oneself within the human experiences of others. In this week we seek voices who are inspiring and motivating this capacity in others.

  • Sunday, August 01, 2021 | 10:45am EDT

    Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

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    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Sunday, August 01, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    2021 CVA School of Art Participants Exhibition

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    August 1–26 | One of our most popular exhibitions of the summer will once again be displayed on the second floor of Fowler- Kellogg Art Center. This year each Participating Artist, who will be attending the summer program at the Chautauqua School of Art, will exhibit one original work created pre-season...



    Location: Fowler-Kellogg Art Center/Second Floor

     

  • Sunday, August 01, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Resilience: New Works by VACI Members (Online Only)

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    August 1–October 1 | In conjunction with Chautauqua’s overall theme for week 9 in 2021 / Resilience, we invite our members to create and show work based on what Resilience means to them. How did you survive financial and emotional issues during 2020? 



    Location: Chautauqua Visual Arts Website

     

  • Sunday, August 01, 2021 | 02:30pm EDT

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

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    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Cheryl Strayed

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    Cheryl Strayed is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild, the host of the New York Times podcast “Sugar Calling” and also “Dear Sugars,” which she co-hosted with Steve Almond, and for many years the voice of “Dear Sugar,” the popular advice column at The Rumpus.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Brian D. McLaren

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    Brian D. McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian.  A former college English teacher and pastor, he is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Monday, August 02, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Amythyst Kiah

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    With an unforgettable voice that’s both unfettered and exquisitely controlled, the Tennessee-bred singer/songwriter expands on the uncompromising artistry she most recently revealed as part of Our Native Daughters, an all-women-of-color supergroup that brought Kiah to Chautauqua in 2019.



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  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

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    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Frans de Waal

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    Frans B. M. de Waal is a Dutch/American biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates, whose latest research concerns empathy and cooperation, inequity aversion and social cognition in chimpanzees, bonobos and other species. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 04, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

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    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 04, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Jackie Acho

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    Jackie Acho founded The Acho Group, a strategy and leadership consulting firm, in 2005. She has worked for technology, industrial, academic, nonprofit, and economic development clients on a variety of issues, with particular focus on growth and innovation, strategy, and leadership development...



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Wednesday, August 04, 2021 | 01:00pm EDT

    Jose Arellano and Steve Avalos

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    Jose Arellano and Steve Avalos are healers who have devoted their lives to living empathically, and to inspiring and motivating others to do the same.  



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 05, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

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    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 05, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Courtney Cogburn

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    Courtney Cogburn is co-director of the Columbia School of Social Work’s Justice, Equity, Technology (JET) Lab, and the lead creator of “1000 Cut Journey,” an immersive virtual reality experience simulating the experience of Blacks facing racism, discrimination and systemic brutality.



    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Thursday, August 05, 2021 | 08:15pm EDT

    Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra

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    Location: Amphitheater

     

  • Friday, August 06, 2021 | 09:00am EDT

    Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows

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    The Rt. Rev. Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows has served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Indianapolis since 2017.  The first black woman to lead an Episcopal diocese, Bishop Jennifer is a graduate of Smith College, Cornell University, and Church Divinity School of the Pacific. 



    Location: Amphitheater