Making Peace a Winning Proposition

Violence is a product of the culture of the United States. 160,000 kids miss school every day because they’re scared to go to school, 1 out of 4 high school students report being bullied, and by the time kids finish 6th grade they’ve seen 100,000 acts of violence on television. People who see violence learn intolerance and hatred. But, if kids can learn the skills and beliefs of violence, then they can and must learn the skills and beliefs of peace. Panelists discuss the critical interpersonal skills necessary to get along in the world and commitments to things like compassion, courage and collaborative change.

Eric Dawson, Babatunde Salaam, Mary-Pat Hector
Festival: 2015

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