Mix It Up at Lunch Day
A national campaign launched by Teaching Tolerance in 2002, Mix It Up at Lunch Day encourages students to identify, question and cross social boundaries. And we ask schools to participate on the last Tuesday in October each school year!
In our surveys, students have identified the cafeteria as the place where divisions are most clearly drawn. So for just a day, we ask students to move out of their comfort zones and connect with someone new over lunch. 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.
For more information, visit the Teaching Tolerance website: http://www.tolerance.org/mix-it-up/what-is-mix