Michele Clark of ArtWorks for Freedom on how compassion is a choice, is in its very DNA a reflection of our relationship to our world, and is messy, inconvenient and uncomfortable.
About the speaker
Michele has been working to end human trafficking for over 15 years on 5 continents, conducting field research and advocating for improved policy and legislation. She is currently the Executive Director of ArtWorks for Freedom, a nonprofit organization offering a radical new approach to raising awareness and inspiring action to end human trafficking by using the transformative power of the arts and the strength of local communities. She is also an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. She teaches courses on international human rights with a focus on women’s rights, human trafficking and civil society and is the recipient of the Morton Bender Award for outstanding teaching.
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The way we engage with others is just as important as the outcome. — Michele Clark
Showing compassion is usually messy, complicated and hard. — Michele Clark
When were you presented with a choice to enter in to the suffering of another and do something about it? What did you choose? — Michele Clark
Compassion means to share in the sufferings of another with the aim to do something about it. — Michele Clark