Mix it Up at Lunch Day

Posted by Colleen Pavlovec on Oct 18, 2011 in Uncategorized |

Just what is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?
A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance a decade ago, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries.

Students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So on one day – October 18 this school year – we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. Some schools choose to host a unique activity to get the students involved with their community as is shown in this poster by the Canyons School District.

It’s a simple act with profound implications. Studies have shown that interactions across group lines can help reduce prejudice. When students interact with those who are different from them, biases and misperceptions can fall away.


“Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.” (Samuel Taylore Coleridge)

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