At a time when the nation’s schools are becoming more segregated, teachers and students across the country have an opportunity to show the rest of the world they’re committed to challenging these boundaries by registering for Teaching Tolerance’s Mix It Up at Lunch Day - a time for students across the nation to cross social and racial boundaries by sitting with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day.
Teachers and students can sign up now for the Oct. 30, 2012 event. Click here to view a map showing the schools that have signed up so far.
The Commission for Mission & Justice recommends this article on the subject which ran in the July Southern Poverty Law Center newsletter. Read it here. Photo from the Southern Poverty Law Center newsletter.
Peter Wells is the Associate Conference Minister serving churches and clergy in the Central and Hampshire Assocations and the Coordinator of Mission and Justice programs.