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If we recognize that both we and those perceived as “others” have both positive and negative traits, and can see similarities between ourselves and others, then people with diverse perspectives, ideologies, political opinions, lifestyles, and beliefs systems are more likely to experience compassion for each other. Join us as we identify an aspect of the psyche that lurks in our unconscious - a part that we don’t want to see, own, or show to the world. Carl Jung refers to this aspect of personality that is repressed, disowned, or despised as the archetype of the shadow, and recognized that if the shadow in our psyche overruns the value of diversity, we run the risk of dividing the world into "Us" and "Them." As we locate our own shadowy areas, we can see how these parts of ourselves end up in the world around us, as well as devise a path towards a state of mind that can suspend our fears and open us up to a more compassionate consideration of those around us. [Organizer's description]