The Empathy Summit is back and this time it’s ‘virtual.’

An essential diversity and inclusion forum, The Empathy Summit will challenge the education and business communities to be more empathetic to the care leaver population and ensure that the most vulnerable young people are presented with the opportunities to lead healthy and successful lives.

Featuring:

  • Lived experiences and strategies for success from young care leavers.
  • Specially arranged poetry from Lemn Sissay MBE.
  • Film excerpts and discussion with Sundance-selected pioneering young film maker, Charlotte Regan.
  • Inspiring panel discussions featuring perspectives from leading universities, global companies and policy makers.

Thursday 29 October 2020 5PM Start

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Empathy Summit Contributors

Contributors

WE’LL BE JOINED BY FOLLOWING GUESTS WITH MORE TBC.

Sue Perkins (Empathy Summit Host), comedian, broadcaster, presenter, actress,
and writer.

Lemn Sissay MBE, author of My Name is Why.

Sir Peter Bazalgette, Non-Exec Chairman, ITV and author of The Empathy Instinct, the inspiration for our event name.

Julie Towers, Managing Director and Board Director, Penna PLC.

Amanda Skeate, Clinical Psychologist at leading homelessness charity,
St. Basils.

Sarah Howls, Head of Access & Participation, Office for Students.

Ashley John-Baptiste, Reporter and Presenter, who’s care experience.

Steven Spier, Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University.

Event Line Up

The event is being produced a BBC Journalist and Producer with support from First Look TV.

POETRY READING

by Lemn Sissay MBE

PANEL DISCUSSION #1:

Creating equity in education and vocation.

Expert perspectives from the Education and Business sectors.

PANEL DISCUSSION #2:

Building cultural empathy towards children in need.

Perspectives from care leavers and young creatives.

Also featuring live contributions from government departments and organisations that have made specific commitments to supporting care leavers.

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