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Culture At A Crossroads

Episode 1

On October 7, 2019 Devan William Selvey was stabbed to death outside Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School in Hamilton, ON. The grade nine student had been a victim of bullying. His mother Shari-Ann Selvey arrived in the parking lot in time to witness the assault, but not in time to save her son. 

Shari-Ann shares what it was like to raise a son bullied to this extreme, and how Devan coped with it. Shari helps identify the identity of a bully, and offers her take on how bullying can be prevented. 

Plus, Shari-Ann and I consider the relevance of Jesus' humility in terms of interactions with others, and she tries to reconcile God's place in the midst of this tragedy. 

Welcome to the launch episode of the podcast. Listen and access the show notes here or search for Culture At A Crossroads on Apple, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts and listen for free. 

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Oct. 7, 2019 - Story breaks that Devan William Selvey has been killed by bullies

Oct. 10, 2019 - Funds raised for Devan's funeral through GoFundMe

Oct. 10, 2019 - Ontario makes announcement for mental health funding in high schools

Nov. 7, 2019 - Students stayed home to raise awareness of bullying in Hamilton

Nov. 17-23, 2019 - Bullying Awareness Week in Ontario

Jan. 2, 2020 - Latest update on charges in connection to Devan's death

Further Resources:

Long-term affects of bullying, a study from the UK

The Education Act in Ontario. 

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