How does our understanding and perspective change based on interaction with others?
One way to answer this is to identify, question, and cross social boundaries. “Mix it Up at Lunch Day”, a national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance, has identified the cafeteria as a place where social divisions are often visible in schools. On Friday, Feb. 14, Durham Intermediate School students moved out of their comfort zones and connected with someone new over lunch. All DIS students participated in various activities during lunch and enjoyed mixed fruit snacks purchased by the PTO.
“Mix It Up is a positive step that schools can take to help create learning environments where students see each other as individuals and not just as members of a separate group,” said Teaching Tolerance Director Maureen Costello. “When people step out of their cliques and get to know someone, they realize just how much they have in common.”