Diversity in the News…
Israel & Iran – A Love Story
When war between Israel and Iran seemed imminent, Israeli graphic designer Ronny Edry shared a poster on Facebook of himself and his daughter with a bold message: “Iranians … we [heart] you.” Other Israelis quickly created their own posters with the same message — and Iranians responded in kind. The simple act of communication inspired surprising Facebook communities like “Israel loves Iran,” “Iran loves Israel” and even “Palestine loves Israel.” Read the story here.
Mining the Jewel of Black History Month
Planning for Black History Month can be authentic, without falling into the pitfalls of the “heroes and holidays.” Look for ways to involve the entire school community and teach about the history and experiences of African Americans across the curriculum and throughout the year. Learn more here.
Clarity Comes After Viewing of “Bully”
When a teacher accompanies her students to see the film Bully, she asks important questions about how adults in the school building handle the issue. Read the story here.
United Nations Charter
After 67 years, the United Nations is continuing to pursue the mission that is published for all the world to see in the UN Charter: “To practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbours….” Read more here.
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. See the story here.
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