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November 11, 2021

For the first time ever on MasterClass, a diverse range of the instructors come together to talk about the power of empathy and how it can transform the way you view the world. Join Pharrell Williams, Robin Arzón, Roxane Gay, Walter Mosley, Robert Reffkin, Gloria Steinem, and Cornel West as they share their experiences with empathy and its importance in their lives and careers. Learn how to exercise, cultivate, and promote empathy to connect with others on a deeper, more human level.

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Pharrell Williams
13-time Grammy Award–winning producer and artist, songwriter, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and author of the New York Times bestselling children’s book “Happy.”

Robin Arzón
VP of Fitness Programming and Head Instructor at Peloton, ultramarathoner, and New York Times bestselling author of “Shut Up and Run.”

Roxane Gay
Professor, editor, social commentator, and author of the New York Times bestsellers “Bad Feminist” and “Hunger,” and national bestseller “Difficult Women.”

Walter Mosley
Bestselling author, New York Writers Hall of Fame inductee, and the first Black man to receive the National Book Award’s Lifetime Achievement Medal.

Robert Reffkin
Entrepreneur and founder/CEO of Compass real estate brokerage, author of “No One Succeeds Alone,” and founder of the nonprofit America Needs You.

Gloria Steinem
Activist, journalist, feminist icon, and cofounder of several women’s organizations, including the National Women’s Political Caucus and the Ms. Foundation for Women.

Cornel West
American philosopher and author, political activist, social commentator, professor at Union Theological Seminary, and professor emeritus at Princeton University.

Lessons in this online class include:
• Waking Up to Empathy
• The Evolution of Empathy
• Reaching Intellectual Diversity
• Changing Your Vantage Point
Empathy as a Democratizing Force
• The Love Ethic
• Working With Others
• Extinguishing Limitations & Empowering Others
• Do Something

More from MasterClass:
• Roxane Gay Teaches Writing for Social Change:
• Walter Mosley Teaches Fiction and Storytelling:
• Robert Reffkin Teaches Buying and Selling Real Estate:
• Robin Arzón Teaches Mental Strength:

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