Listening: to take notice of and to act on what someone says. To grow sensitivity to meaning. To respond to the call for safety and connection.
Listening occurs through a creative encounter with one another. Gesture, text, art, sign, and storytelling invite us to bear witness to the many ways of being in the world.
In this class, we’ll fine tune our understanding of listening and think together about how to practice wise listening.
We’ll begin by identifying some of the ethical issues related to listening, including philosophical problems such as epistemic injustice. Moving from the social to the personal, while holding in mind that the personal is political, we’ll identify small steps we can take to strengthen our listening practice.
This class is intended for people who are new to ethics and may appeal to those who are interested in questions related to connection, responsibility, and voice.
What will we cover?
In this online workshop we will explore:
- The social and ethical dimensions of listening
- Some problems that get in the way of listening
- Small steps we can take to strengthen our listening practice
- Resources for ongoing learning
What will you need?
- Curiosity and the space to sit with ambiguity.
- Closed Captions
- Early Bird Cheap Tix
- Free Tix for First Nation Attendees
- Auslan Interpreter Upon Request
Who will be teaching?
Jessie (they/them) is a polyvocational philosophy student who spends most of their time floating between awe and anguish. Their expertise is grounded more in lived experience than academic know-how and they’re really into thinking together about
questions that have many answers.
Any other accessibility requests or questions? Just email Maddy (she/her) at firstname.lastname@example.org.