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   Our Goal is to help raise prejudice-free children.
   Here are 10 easy steps:  

1. Create an environment at home that contrasts with biased messages of  
    society.  Provide items that reflect diverse ethnic and cultural images.

2. Show that you value diversity in the friends you choose, and in the people you 
    choose for services (e.g., dentist, mechanic, teacher). What you do is more
    important than what you say.

3. Make it a rule that a person's identity is never an acceptable reason for   
    teasing  or rejecting. Support the child who has been hurt.

4. Initiate activities and discussions to build positive self-esteem. People with
     positive self-esteem are less likely to show prejudice towards others.

5. Talk positively about the physical characteristics and cultural heritage of other
     ethnic group. Include people who have stood up against bias and injustice.

6. Help the children learn the differences between feelings of superiority and 
   feelings of self-esteem and pride in their heritage.

7. Provide opportunities for children to interact with other children who are
    culturally different from themselves and with people who have  
    various disabilities. Visit museums and cultural events that reflect diverse 

8. Educate yourself about common stereotypes in our society so that you can
    evaluate your selection of children's materials and experiences. Teach the 
    children to recognize stereotypes and caricatures of different groups.

9. Respectfully answer children’s questions about themselves and people who
    appear to be physically different.

10. Teach children to stand up for themselves when they are ridiculed because of
     perceived differences. Be sensitive to children’s feelings about themselves
     and  immediately respond when they show signs of being affected by biases.

  • From “Teaching Your Children to Resist Bias” 
  by the National Association for the Education of Young Children 
A Better Tomorrow by 
Learning from the Past!

On MONDAY January 18, 2021, at 6:00 PM, our communities in North Texas will celebrate our  28th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Committee has chosen the  theme of “A Beloved Community: Justice For All for this year. This civic event is planned as a non-political inter-Faith event to celebrate the ideals of Dr. King such as elimination of all forms of prejudice, equality of races, equality of gender, sustainable development, and international peace. The celebrations have been well-received, judging by the feedback from the high number of attendees, averaging 800 over the last few years. Please use link on our video page to see the previous events.   

Venue: Virtual, look for details here or through LISD productions: YouTube.com/LISDAVProductions 

In January 2019, we awarded  $6,100.00 in cash prizes to students from 4th-12th grade in three categories of Essay, Art, and Photography, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors. The winning Art and Photo entries were displayed in the City of Lewisville's Exhibit area at MCL Grand for several weeks after the event. 

Gold Sponsors: The Town of Flower Mound, The City of Lewisville, The Lewisville Independent School District, Cornerstone Staffing and Cornerstone Medical, Supercuts of Flower Mound-Lewisville, Tau Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Joan Parks-Saunders. 
Silver Sponsors: The Baha'is of Flower Mound, Davoodi Family Medicine, Vernell Gregg, Saberre Law Firm, Minuteman Press, JoAnn Weaver. 
Bronze Sponsors: The Greater Denton County Chapter of The Links, Inc., Mark Saunders, Rho Nu Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Rembert Builders, Delia Parker Mims of Parker Legal, PLLC, Hindu Education Foundation (HEF), a project of HSS, Brent Daniels Owner of Bahama Bucks, and Starbucks of Flower Mound-Lewisville.

Your generous donation
 will help us honor the 
memory and legacy  of 
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by funding
a scholarship for a graduating LISD senior through
Lewisville Education Foundation called
"Dr. King Service Award in Honor of Vernell Gregg".
Mrs. Vernell Gregg is former member of the LISD Board of Trustees and was instrumental in starting the MLK Day celebration. She is also Chairman-Emeritus of the 2019 MLK Day organizing committee.