"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



Created By: Approximately 400 Students & Teachers
Monroe Elementary School
Norman, Oklahoma

“The tree and symbols that represent diversity at Monroe Elementary School begin at the base of the tree. This foundation includes parents, their family heritage and values, PTA, staff and community.

The roots of the tree are how change begins. The roots represent loving self and others; opening minds and hearts; thinking about our own thoughts and actions; making the right choices; and a willingness to speak out for what is right.

The trunk is how we nurture change. Here is where acts of kindness are shared.

The tree top (branches and leaves) holds the beauty of diversity.”

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