The Mix It Up program supports the efforts of students
who are willing to take on the challenge of identifying, questioning
and crossing social boundaries in their schools and communities.
On November 21, 2002, more than 200,000 students across the country
took a step toward breaking down those barriers, when they participated
in the first Mix It Up at Lunch Day. They sat somewhere new, with
someone new in their school cafeterias.
This activity booklet contains lessons created by teachers for
Mix It Up programs in their schools.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Study Circles Resource
Center joined forces to create Mix It Up.
The Southern Poverty Law Center combats hatred and intolerance
in the U.S. through education, investigation and litigation. Its
Tolerance.org project supports anti-bias activism through online
advocacy and outreach. The Teaching Tolerance program provides
educators with free materials that promote tolerance in the classroom
The Study Circles Resource Center is dedicated to finding ways
for all kinds of people to engage in problem solving on critical
social and political issues. It provides tools to help people
organize productive dialogue, recruit participants from all walks
of life, find solutions and work for action\ and change.
For additional activities ideas, log onto www.mixitup.org/teachers