"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

“Peaceable Kingdom”


Created By: 4th – 5th Graders
Jefferson Heights & Washington Elementary Schools
Sapulpa, Oklahoma 

“Students viewed the artwork of Edward Hicks, a painter in the 1800’s. One particular painting for which he is known depicts a scene in which animals of various types are gathered together – fierce, carnivorous types side-by-side with docile herbivores and children. Hicks used animal symbolism to highlight human traits that must be overcome to find true peace…

The students discussed the meaning behind the paintings and decided to use papier mache to form our own peaceable kingdom. Students created drawings to show which animals should be included, and in a twist, clad each animal’s body in the ‘skin’ of (with the look of the skin of) another animal. The students then used the papier mache to bring their drawings to life.”

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