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Welcome to the Gannon University Virtual Empathy Pop Up Gallery

Going Live: September 27th- Oct 2nd 2020

After the Gannon University Empathy Pop Up Gallery, originally scheduled for March of 2020, was shut down due to COVID, our team came back together to reformat the event for an entirely online presentation. Enjoy perusing this gallery of stories, experiences, and art pieces created by students at Gannon and members of the Erie community.

Each day between September 27th- Oct 2nd 2020, Empathy Bound will use this page to post a variety of "exhibits" on various empathy-related topics.


Sunday Sept. 27

  • Student perspectives on Empathy Video

Empathy and Gender/Sexuality

Monday Sept. 28

  • Women of Gannon: Sorority Life

  • Modern Masculinity: DKE 

  • Gannon LGBTQ+

Empathy in our Erie Community

Tuesday Sept. 29

  • Exploring Homelessness 

    • Brian Boleratz of EUMA ​

    • Betsy Weist from The Sisters of St. Joseph 

Empathy and Global Awareness

Wednesday Sept. 30

  • Center for Social Concerns at Gannon 

  • Global Student Stories 

  • Human Trafficking Globally 

Empathy for Justice and Change

Thursday, Oct 1

  • Black Lives Matter Virtual Fashion show with the Black Student Union 

  • Mental Health Stories 

Empathy and Mental Wellness

Friday, Oct 2

  • Guardian Angels Service Dogs 

  • Online and Outspoken Event: 7pm-8pm

How the Gallery Works

Sunday: Welcome

The following video explores Gannon Students' reflections on empathy on campus.

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Monday: Empathy and Gender/Sexuality

Today's contributors include the brothers of Delta Kappa Epsilon, various women across campus who are involved with sorority life, and members of Gannon LGBTQ+

DKE: Modern Masculinity

Delta Kappa Epsilon shares their views about brotherhood, connection, and what it means to "be a man" with Empathy Bound.

Tuesday: Empathy in the Erie Community

Today, two local activists share with Empathy Bound on the topic of homelessness in the Erie Community.


Gannon Students share the questions they have about homelessness in Erie, Bryan Boleratz from Erie United Methodist Alliance answers.

Betsy Wiest: How can we help?

Continuing the exploration of issues impacting the Erie community, e:b spoke with Betsy Wiest, Social Justice Coordinator for the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Ms. Wiest provided information and an opportunity to make a difference.

Wednesday: Empathy and Global Awareness

One of our most "action packed" days by far, today we are featuring writings from ESL and other international students, interviews with local anti-human trafficking activists, and content from the center for social concerns at Gannon.