Empathy Museum presents A Mile In My Shoes
August 9 - September 27, 10 AM - 7 PM
Ever wondered what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes?
The Empathy Museum brings this idea to life with “A Mile In My Shoes,” a traveling, one-of-a-kind, FREE participatory exhibition that allows participants to literally walk in someone else’s shoes while listening to a story about that person’s life. From a Syrian refugee sex worker, to a war veteran and neurosurgeon, the stories housed in this shoebox invite participants on a profound journey of empathy that explores our shared humanity and creates deep, lasting mental impressions that last well after the physical mile is traversed.
The exhibition will be open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm in Tail Tracks Plaza (on 16th Street between Wewatta and Wynkoop) August 9 through September 27.
The exhibit visits Denver as part of the Biennial of the Americas 2019 Festival. The theme for the 2019 Biennial of the Americas Festival is “Empathy in Action,” and the Empathy Museum provides an opportunity for the community to think about and experience empathy leading up to the Festival.