Event: Harvard Divinity School “Divinity Dialogues: Stories of Care;” San Francisco, CA

by | Jan 15, 2015 | Book Events

harvard divinity schoolImmersed in the travels and interviews that would fill the pages of MY JOB, author Suzanne Skees stopped in to San Francisco to speak to West-Coast-based Harvard Divinity School alumni and community about the book project.

“Active listening that leads to action: There is no greater act of care than listening to someone’s story,” she told the audience of about fifty people gathered in the Embarcadero Center. “I believe the greatest form of intimacy is sharing our stories. It’s when we tell each other the stories of who we are that we reveal the layers below our surface and truly become close.“ She traced her own story of how she came to work on the MY JOB project and the “circle of caring” social entrepreneurs and friends who led her to Dhaka to her first book interview with rickshaw-puller Muhammad.

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Suzanne Skees, author of the three-volume MY JOB series on real people in remarkable jobs, believes in the power of our jobs over our identity and wellbeing and, conversely, our ability to change our world with the work of our minds and hands. She lives by the Pacific Ocean and spends as much time as possible listening to the surf, and to silence.



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