What would you do to fight discrimination? How can you combat hatred and intolerance to become an agent of change? How can you become part of the solution?
All ENTRIES (Grades 6-12)
In 500 words or less:
- Describe a real-life act of discrimination you witnessed. (This example of intolerance may have centered on race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status and/or physical, mental or emotional challenges. The incident may have been directed toward you or someone else.)
- If you responded, share why and how you decided to act and how you can encourage your peers to do the same.
- If you didn’t react, explain why not and what you plan to do differently next time.
- Include creative ways you personally can encourage an end to bullying, discrimination and indifference in your community.
Discrimination An act of prejudice or intolerance perpetrated upon one individual by another; unfairly treating a person or a group of people differently from others.