The Respect Diversity Foundation
Promotes understanding, respect, and acceptance across differences through communication, education, and the arts
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We help learners of all ages understand and appreciate other cultures and their own, create positive inter-group relationships, and build strong communities throughout the state of Oklahoma, the U.S., and the world.
Our country’s greatest strength is our rich diversity.
While we have made significant progress toward realizing our ideals of equality and acceptance for all, much remains to be accomplished.
What we do
Research shows us that engaging creative experiences reinforce and deepen this empathetic learning. To Provide these experiences, we enrich and supplement our presentations with engaging arts-integration experiences that reinforce what participants have learned, even as we promote arts-integration for diversity learning in schools and organizations.
Our strength is threefold
The rich experience and expertise of our Speakers & Artists Bureau
This includes civil rights leaders, artists of all mediums, authors, Holocaust educators, historians, storytellers and musicians. These gifted communicators share their powerful, unique talents, stories and messages with people ages 3-103 in schools, places of worship, community groups, agencies, businesses, and corporations.
Our close, strong relationships with educators and schools throughout the state of Oklahoma
This allows us to support teachers in nurturing acceptance and respect in their students through numerous and varied arts-integration and interdisciplinary projects.
Our annual, statewide Respect Diversity Arts Competition & Exhibition
This ensures that the greater community encounters and experiences creative collaborations by Pre-K through grade 12 students, promoting respect between those who are different.
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