"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

What’s Yours??? Diversity Symbol Campaign


This is our symbol of diversity. 

What’s yours???

Every morning, beginning in February 2013, we will post a “Respect Diversity Symbol of the Day.”

This symbol will be chosen out of entries submitted to us on Facebook.

If you’d like to create a symbol and enter it for consideration as a “Symbol of the Day,” here’s what you need to know:

This exciting project is open to any one or any group anywhere in the U.S. or the world!

Any day throughout the year, you can send us a symbol you have created as a group, with a class – or even by yourself.

Just post it on our Facebook page or email it o us at Joan@RespectDiversity.org (if you don’t have Facebook).

Include a short paragraph or two describing the piece (whether it’s a painting, a song, a video – whatever!).

If selected, your symbol will (at some point) be featured as the “Symbol of the Day” on our Facebook page.

When that happens, your symbol will be placed in a special gallery on Facebook for others to see and enjoy, over time.

In addition, your entry will be entered automatically into our 2014 Annual Arts Contest & Exhibition.

If you have any questions, please contact Joan Korenblit (at Joan@RespectDiversity.org).

Now, what are you waiting for???

You have a symbol to create!


The Respect Diversity Symbol Campaign has brought national attention to Oklahoma because Respect Diversity distributes symbols created by students (with captions and/or articles) to newspapers, magazines and the internet.

For example, the Southern Poverty Law Center has promoted (and will continue to promote) the Respect Diversity Symbol Campaign in Teaching Tolerance, a magazine that goes out to over 500,000 schools and teachers nationwide, including over 3,500 schools and teachers in Oklahoma!

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