Audrey Li & José Gutierrez, "A Look into Empathy"

Our project combines storytelling and the individual experiences of Latinos and Asian Americans to combat assumptions and stereotypes while promoting empathy. We conduct video interviews of Latinos and Asian Americans of different generational, immigration, and ethnic backgrounds to collect a wide range of stories. Through this series of interviews, our aim is to show the individualism of each person, understand the lived experiences that have shaped their views, and demonstrate to a wide audience the diversity that exists within these groups. By personalizing these stories, we hope that our audience will gain empathy for groups that they may have held prejudices against. Encapsulating these stories in a recorded format will help our audiences and possibly even our interviewees learn more about these unique perspectives.