Monday, May 10, 2010
As promised I wanted my readers to see some of the activity from the 2010 Connections Conference, hosted by the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion. The event had an amazing walk through exhibit of the history of race relations in Michigan. The picture that you see with the child in black and white with the sign reflects how attitudes used to be in our Metro detroit area. The pictures that you see of vibrant, energetic teens is what we want to move closer to.
I loved being a guest at this event because it is clear that all attitudes towards diversity are not perfect but we have come a long way in making a difference. I was happy to see teens from different schools, backgrounds, belief systems and race come together to build bridges and to share their goals for their schools in regards to improving diversity relations.
It was a treat to see some of these teens and their teachers honored at this event for making strides towards positive attitudes towards diversity as well. I will be walking with a team of people on Sunday at 1 p.m. who understand that diversity and inclusion is vital to progress. What are you doing to make a difference in race relations? Every little bit helps. It is always a good thing to get to know people for who they are as people not just their outer appearance. My books reflect these messages in a fun and friendly way for young people to understand. Please take a look at the "Who I Am" series and share it with a young person. The only way that change happens is by spreading the good news.
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