"Your speech has motivated me to stop all the hate in the world. I know this will be hard, but your speech has truly made a difference." JC
"My prayer is that you can continue for many years to touch peoples' lives, and each of them can pass it on so that we can reduce hate crimes." MS
"Your talk made me realize I do get rude to others and talk about others when I shouldn't. You also made me realize that we should appreciate everything we have." KP

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Wednesday, October 23

Eboo Patel is the founder of the Inter-Faith Youth Core “(I.Y.C.”), the Chicago-based international nonprofit that aims to promote interfaith cooperation. I.Y.C. capitalizes on the positive force of faith to bring young people of diverse backgrounds together and empower communities.

Eboo Patel Event and Study Guide

Tuesday, April 8

2014 Visual Arts
Competition & Exhibition Awards Ceremony
(Harding Fine Arts Academy)







in the News

Coming together to help Moore tornado victims…




Are You Right
for the Job???

Respect Diversity is looking for teachers who want to become Respect Diversity Advocates in their schools – and online!

These very special educators will help other teachers find creative ways to nurture respect for diversity in their students!

They’ll be the “point people” for RDF projects in their schools. (And some will become “official” RD bloggers, too!)


After hearing you speak, I saw the importance in being colorblind. It doesn't matter what race you are; it is WHO you are. ZA
"I now understand that how I treat people actually affects them. I will be sure to treat people differently now!" AS
"I will do my best to not bully others. Race shouldn't matter, and don't bully; that is the main thing you taught me." ZC
"Your story made me think differently about religions and people all together." BB