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The “Who Cares?” Youth Gathering

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Fort Mason Center
San Francisco, CA

“Who Cares?” is a thought-provoking gathering for young people aged 14 to 19 to interact with leading thinkers, scientists and changemakers to make up their minds on the role of empathy and compassion in society.

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This youth gathering a unique opportunity for students to meet outstanding scientists and other speakers and explore new perspectives on the role of empathy and compassion in society. Young people are also introduced to the importance of taking care of themselves, as the first step to taking care for others, and given practical tools to make compassion a force for positive change in their lives.

Speakers include: Dr. Paul Ekman, Dr. Julia Kim, Dr. Rick Hanson, Kelsey Gryniewicz, Vlad Moskovski, Vinciane Rycroft, and more.

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