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Mix It Up At Lunch Day!

Oct 25, 2013

Mix it Up at Lunch Day started over ten years ago to encourage kids in schools to avoid bullying and discrimination by getting to know each other better in one simple step – sit with someone new at lunch on October 29th! Find out more about Mix it Up at Lunch Day.

When And Where?

Celebrating Mix it Up at Lunch Day is as easy as showing up to school on Tuesday! Mix it Up at Lunch Day is October 29th and takes place in school cafeterias at lunch time.

How Did it Start?

Over ten years ago Teaching Tolerance (A Project of the Southern Law Poverty Center) started Mix it Up at Lunch Day in 2002 to help fight bullying and discrimination in schools through understanding. After doing surveys they realized that the place where kids felt the difference between different social groups was in the cafeteria during lunchtime, whether rich or poor, black or white, band nerd and jocks. It made sense that asking students to reach out and talk to people they may not usually socialize with would help all the different groups understand each other better and fight prejudice.

How To Get Involved

Many schools sign up to participate and will randomly assign a person in a different social clique for you to spend time with, but if your school doesn’t you can talk to your parents or approach a teacher about the idea. It’s simple enough to put in action if everyone’s on board! All you have to do is meet someone new and find out their story, and you do the same for them. Bullying is a major issue in many schools, and can lead to very serious emotional and physical harm, but you can be a part of the solution by just talking.

Teaching Tolerance has information on their website about how to get involved here.

Have Your Say

Who will you sit with on Mix it Up at Lunch Day? Let us know in the comments section below!

 

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♥Kittiie♥

♥Kittiie♥ wrote:

I can't sit where I want haha, well I can but like this girl who insists she's my friend (she bullied me that's why I don't like her) and she follows me. I really just want to sit with my crush but bahaha he's a year older than me and he likes to hang out with the """"jocks""""
commented: Tue Oct 29, 2013

♥Kittiie♥

♥Kittiie♥ wrote:

Happy Birthday!
commented: Tue Oct 29, 2013

EmoSkrillex_2585348
I would try this but I go to an online school :1
commented: Tue Oct 29, 2013

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