Saturday 12th March, 2011
4:45pm to 5:00pm
Violence is a part of our culture – part of virtually all cultures. But the United States has a unique relationship with violence.
Through the protection of our basic rights, we have put many of the basic controls and catalyst of violence in the hands of the people, and as a by-product of these important freedoms a darker consequence has emerged. We have more guns than all of Europe combined, and not surprisingly more gun related deaths. But it’s the less obvious face of violence that plagues our daily lives - violence at home, work, and dating. Violence amongst our peers and even pervasive violence in our schools.
Violence takes many forms. The most subtle of violence – persistent verbal abuse, bullying and intimidation that have fostered a general desensitization of our culture to the many of the dangers, effects and cost of violence. In this discussion, we will examine the dynamics and spectrum of violence, from peer to peer to entirely anonymous. Within that that context, we will also examine a set of strategies and tools that are empowering one youth group in New York City to stand up and act against all faces of violence.
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