Box of Crayons’ Top Five Webinars & Videos of 2020
If we’re being honest, we spent a lot of this year binge-watching television shows. But that’s not all we watched. It seemed like every time we opened our inbox a new webinar, talk or video was available, so that’s where our attention turned to. In a time of being physically distant from people, these were a great way to keep learning. Even with Zoom fatigue, we found plenty of videos that kept our attention and sparked our curiosity.
Here’s a look at our top five webinars and videos from 2020:
- Can Beauty Open Our Hearts to Difficult Conversations? with Titus Kaphar — TED2020
Why we love it: Titus Kaphar’s artwork is stunning and powerful as he dismantles and reconstructs art history to include Black people. Kaphar’s work includes “The Jerome Project”, which draws on religious icons to examine the US criminal justice system. We love how Kaphar talks about how beauty allows difficult conversations to sneak up on us — cracking our hearts open. Or how the unexpected in art can spark our curiosity to face the things that challenge us. “The things that must be said are not always lovely. But somehow, if they’re reflective of truth, fundamentally that makes them beautiful.”
2. Empathy Concert & Perspectives: June 5th Broadcast with Elliott Masie & Telly Leung — MASIE Talks
Why we love it: Above and beyond hearing the absolutely beautiful performances from a variety of different musicians and vocalists, it was a gift to hear Pamay Bassey, chief learning officer of the Kraft Heinz Company, speak about empathy in the workplace. Pamay talks about the power of continuous learning and empathy in these tumultuous times. We need to remember and acknowledge the humanity of everyone in an organization.