Paving a Road to Peace | FULL SHOW | #94
We tackle the profound issues of violence against women and gender inequality with Donna Decker, author of “Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You”. Then, Hugh Haller of the Camping & Education Foundation explains how summer camp can enrich your child’s sense of self and community.
Segment 1: Fire on Feminism
On December 6, 1989 a 25 year old gunman entered the University of Montreal engineering school, hunted down and killed 14 women. Franklin Pierce University professor, Donna Decker (@DonnaDecker14) and Bettina Bush reflect on the Montreal massacre and draw parallels to the recent shooting at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston.
Segment 2: True Crimes
Author Donna Decker (@DonnaDecker14) was inspired to write “Dancing in Red Shoes Will Kill You” as a novel after hearing an interview with Croatian author Slavenka Drakulić. Donna shares other compelling historical events that served as motivation for her recent work.
Segment 3: Mind of a Killer
Could you find empathy for a school shooter? Franklin Pierce University professor and feminist scholar, Donna Decker (@DonnaDecker14) explores this controversial topic in her course Intentional Venom: Making Meaning of School Shootings. Learn more.
Segment 4: Parenting for Peace
There is no “profile” for a school shooter, but they do all have one thing in common: they’re male. What causes young men in our country to hate? Feminist author Donna Decker (@DonnaDecker14) says mothers are key to quelling the violence. Find out why.
Segment 5: Summer Camp Culture
School is out for summer break and this is the perfect time to have your kids get back to nature. Camping & Education Foundation (@camping_edu) President Hugh Haller explains the importance of encouraging a “camp community” centered on the outdoors.
Segment 6: Happy Camper
Summer camp is a great opportunity to build on experiences to help your children foster a sense of self. President of Camping & Education Foundation (@camping_edu), Hugh Haller offers tips to choosing an ideal camp for your child.
CreditsHost: Bettina Bush
Producer: Jason Masters