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    “Mix it up at Lunch” tomorrow

    Date: 11.08.10 | by Judge Tom.

    In the spirit of expanding your social circle and stepping out of the box, tomorrow at lunch (November 9) sit at a different table.   In 2002, the Southern Poverty Law Center introduced the idea as part of their Teaching Tolerance project.

    Mix It Up at Lunch Day has caught on at thousands of schools across the country.  In order to break down social and racial barriers, the program is used as an introduction for daylong events that teach tolerance and respect.

    Along the same lines is MTV’s “If You Really Knew Me.”  The show presents what is called “Challenge Day” at high schools nationwide. Trained counselors lead juniors and seniors through a day of games and exercises that foster self-examination and awareness of issues facing their peers.

    You can also see more about “If You Really Knew Me” on their Facebook page:  http://www.facebook.com/Ifyoureallyknewme

    Find out more about Mix It Up at Lunch Day here.  Also, check out the work of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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    Judge Tom

    This post was written by Judge Tom. Judge Tom is the founder and moderator of AsktheJudge.info. He is a retired juvenile judge and spent 23 years on the bench. He has written several books for lawyers and judges as well as teens and parents including the recently published 'Teen Cyberbullying Investigated' (Free Spirit Publishing). When he's not answering teens' questions, Judge Tom can be found hiking, traveling and reading.

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    • Askthejudge.info
      Tue, 09 Nov 2010 at 12:31

      Mix it up tomorrow by stepping out of your comfort zone and eating lunch with someone new. http://fb.me/HrTt4Skx