It's still a few weeks away, but the final Door County Talks event will cover developing empathy and respect in children. The lecture held on Saturday, March 2nd at 10 a.m. will feature Dr. Jason Cowell, a faculty member at UW-Green Bay. He will focus on the neural, cultural, and behavioral development that helps shape feelings of empathy and morality in not only children, but adolescents and adults too. Shirley Senerighi, a member of the Door County Civility Project, said she is particularly excited about the campaign's concluding event as she feels empathy is one of the core concepts of the Civility Project.
As with the other four lectures in the series, the event is free to the public and will be held at the Door County Auditorium in Fish Creek. The Civility Project's next big campaign will take place in April, with a bystander workshop aimed at battling the "bystander effect" that occurs when a group of people ignores obvious issues in the hopes someone else will take care of it.