"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

Civic Leaders Say…

“I know you have touched many a life with the story of the Holocaust. We can never permit an event like this again, and you are helping! Keep speaking out about respect and tolerance.”¬†Oklahoma Governor, Mary Fallin

“Sending civil rights leaders, Holocaust speakers, authors, artists, musicians and other educators into schools to supplement the curriculum is a wonderful endeavor. I applaud the thousands of students who are collaborating on artwork that will be displayed at the Science Museum of Oklahoma. Exploring diversity through the arts is a great way to teach respect for all people! The Respect Diversity Symbol Exhibit reminds us that our diversity makes us great. I applaud your efforts to promote respect, tolerance and peace.” Former Oklahoma Governor, Brad Henry

“The work being done at the Respect Diversity Foundation is critical to the future of Oklahoma . . . to express the need for tolerance and understanding through art and poetry.” Former First Lady of Oklahoma, Kim Henry

“The work you are doing with your Fun Runs Program is both important and inspiring. Pairing students with mental and/or physical disabilities with non-special needs buddies is one more way of integrating people into our society who are often forgotten. Not only are you promoting a healthy lifestyle, but you are also providing a powerful message about diversity and tolerance. It is so important that every person feel included and part of our great state.”¬†Former Oklahoma Governor, Frank Keating





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