Presenter Information

Madison LarimoreFollow

Advisor Information

Jody Keisner

Location

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Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

1-3-2019 12:45 PM

End Date

1-3-2019 2:00 PM

Abstract

HumanKind, an ongoing project that began with FUSE funding, preserves diverse perspectives and addresses the empathy deficit in the form of creative nonfiction profiles. Profiles are an ideal, underused form for promoting empathy and establishing contact points across differences. Traditionally, profiles are written about celebrities or people of established public interest, but this oral presentation will present a collection of multimodal profiles written from the perspectives of fifteen everyday students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from diverse backgrounds. Each profile is based on the answers the students provided during an extensive interview of over 100 questions about what it’s like to be them, including their unique worldviews, experiences, and demographics. Although each student is asked the same questions, no two answers are the same. Even so, there are familiar threads that connect every student’s story, and these threads are the building blocks for our unique UNO community. Viewers of the oral presentation and visitors to the project website will gain a newfound sense of appreciation and respect for other community members, equipping them with the skills to grasp today’s complex problems and providing the basis of collaboration so we can unite to solve them.

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View the project at https://humankind.blog.

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HumanKind: A Perspective Collection

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HumanKind, an ongoing project that began with FUSE funding, preserves diverse perspectives and addresses the empathy deficit in the form of creative nonfiction profiles. Profiles are an ideal, underused form for promoting empathy and establishing contact points across differences. Traditionally, profiles are written about celebrities or people of established public interest, but this oral presentation will present a collection of multimodal profiles written from the perspectives of fifteen everyday students at the University of Nebraska at Omaha from diverse backgrounds. Each profile is based on the answers the students provided during an extensive interview of over 100 questions about what it’s like to be them, including their unique worldviews, experiences, and demographics. Although each student is asked the same questions, no two answers are the same. Even so, there are familiar threads that connect every student’s story, and these threads are the building blocks for our unique UNO community. Viewers of the oral presentation and visitors to the project website will gain a newfound sense of appreciation and respect for other community members, equipping them with the skills to grasp today’s complex problems and providing the basis of collaboration so we can unite to solve them.