Kindness in Action Speaker Series

Ben’s Bells Kindness in Action Speaker Series brings to Connecticut powerful speakers who are leaders in the Science of Kindness field. Part education, part entertainment, pure inspiration, these events are made possible by the generous support of local businesses and community members. Audience members will enjoy relaxed evenings with experts offering profound insights and lively discussion. All proceeds support Ben’s Bells community programming. 

Empathy levels are decreasing in our culture. And yet when elementary-age students successfully learn social and emotional skills—like intentional kindness—it is a greater predictor of success as an adult than academic skills. So can kindness really change us as individuals, and as a culture?
Jeannette Maré, Ben’s Bells Founder and Executive Director, will lead Be Kind Now: It’s Time to Get Serious about Kindness, an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities we encounter in every interaction as we strive to create kinder communities. During this presentation, Jeannette will reflect on her own personal experiences with kindness in the face of devastating grief, will share her work with Ben’s Bells Project, and will discuss the emerging body of research on the science of kindness. Using humor and storytelling, Jeannette Maré will leave the audience inspired and equipped to incorporate the life-changing practice of kindness into their lives.

Ben’s Bells Kindness in Action Speaker Series 
Be Kind Now: It’s Time to Get Serious about Kindness
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 
6:00pm Reception
7:00pm Talk
Western Connecticut State University
Ives Concert Hall located in White Hall
181 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810

Tickets
WCSU Students with ID FREE
$5 WCSU Faculty and Staff with ID
$5 All other students
$10 General Public
Purchase online www.bensbells.org/speaker-seriesCT