Guests - including dozens of babies - to gather to celebrate 10 years of Roots of Empathy in Vancouver & British Columbia
VANCOUVER, June 7 /CNW/ -
WHAT A celebration honouring 10 years of Roots of Empathy in Vancouver
and British Columbia and celebrating past and current Roots of
Empathy babies, Vancouver's youngest teachers. Since 2000, more
than 675 volunteer babies and parents and numerous volunteer
facilitators, educators, community agencies, and others have
brought the Roots of Empathy program to 17,000 children in the
In addition to the Baby Celebration, media are also welcome to
stay for a Research Presentation, which explores a decade of
independent research into Roots of Empathy. British Columbia has
been the epicentre for Roots of Empathy research for the last 10
WHERE Museum of Vancouver
Joyce Walley Learning Centre
1100 Chestnut Street
WHEN Thursday, June 10, 2010
Baby Celebration: 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.
Research Presentation: 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
(xxx) Photo opportunity of Roots of Empathy babies at
approximately 3:00 p.m.
WHO - Dozens of babies, the "teachers" of the Roots of Empathy
program, and their dedicated parents who volunteer their time.
- Children (ranging in age from 2 to 11) and their parents who
have volunteered over the past decade in the program.
- The Honourable Linda Reid, MLA, Government of British Columbia
- Hereditary Chief Ian Campbell, Squamish First Nation.
- Educator, parenting expert, child advocate, social entrepreneur,
and author Mary Gordon (Founder/President of Roots of Empathy).
- Dr. Kimberly Schonert-Reichl from the University of British
- Hal Wake, Artistic Director, Vancouver International Writers'
Festival (Master of Ceremonies).
- Lyle Virek, Board Member, Roots of Empathy, and Director,
Aboriginal Relations & Negotiations, BC Hydro.
- Guests will include Roots of Empathy instructors, classroom
teachers, and other supporters.
WHY Since 2000, Roots of Empathy has reached 85,000 children in
British Columbia. The ROE organization has also brought the power
of empathy to more than 325,000 children worldwide. Today Roots of
Empathy is widely acclaimed (including by His Holiness, the Dalai
Lama) and has recently garnered unprecedented international media
attention (TIME magazine, Fox News, etc.).
SOURCE Roots of Empathy
For further information: For further information: Julia Morgan, (416) 828-5538 (mobile), firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rootsofempathy.org