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"I Have a Dream" MLK Song, Colorpages and more

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBQ36WnekVM] We LOVE Daria! Thank you for these wonderful resources! We’re so happy to share this song that has been used in classrooms across the country to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. Below is a free mp3 of the song, lyric sheets, free sheet music and an animated children’s music video of the song. "I Have a Dream" song - MP3 "I Have a Dream" song - Lyric Sheet "I Have a Dream" song - Sheet Music MLK_full-color_samplepage MLK coloring page for younger children MLK coloring page for older children
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Free "One World" Poster - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

oneworld_universal “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” — The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Download your copy here. Courtesy of Teaching Tolerance - A project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
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Definition: Biracial

Biracial: 1) Of, for, or consisting of members of two races.  2) Having parents of two different races. 3) refers to a person whose parents are of two different socially designated racial groups, for example: Black mother, White father. In a less commonly used, but equally accurate meaning, biracial can also refer to someone who has parents of the same socially designated race, when one or both parents are biracial or there is racial mixing in the family history that is important to the individual. This use of biracial moves us away from requiring “fractions of blood” to recognize the prevalence of racial blending throughout American history. However, the social and psychological experience of the person who uses the term this way may be different from someone who is a “first-generation” biracial. Courtesy of the Mavin Foundation
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Diversity Quote: "Racism isn't born folks...

“Racism isn't born, folks, it's taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.” ~ Denis Leary
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Radio Interview on Mixed Race Radio 9/19 at 12:00 EST

Dates have changed--catch me 9/19 on Mixed Race Radio with Tiffany Reid at 12:00 EST! UPDATE: Tiffany has many great guests so listen to them all! However, here's a link to my actual episode.
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THANKS TO YOU...WE DID IT!

Just a quick update to let you know that we REACHED OUR GOAL of $10,000 for our Diversity Jellybean campaign! Thank you to our many supporters! You are helping to make my dream a reality and the world a better place! In Gratitude, Tracy
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Last day of our campaign--please help us reach our goal!

So far we have raised $6755 and we need to raise $3245 TODAY! Will you help me do it? We've received some GREAT press lately: Edmond Sun Businessweek.com The Journal Record Thank you all SO much for your support! This has been an amazing process, but definitely a STRESSFUL one too! Please share our campaign with as many people as possible today--if we don't meet our goal, we won't receive ANY of the funds! THANK YOU!
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Small Business Uses Crowdfunding To Spread Sugar Coated Message

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Contact:  Tracy Jackson Voice:  (405) 426-9706 Fax: (866) 758-1502 Email: admin@icelebratediversity.com

 Small Business Uses Crowdfunding To Spread Sugar Coated Message

EDMOND, Okla., – June 28, 2012   iCelebrateDiversity.com’s founder, Tracy Jackson speaks to children as young as preschoolers about the simple message of not judging people by their appearance. In fact, she even uses candy to spread the message. Diversity Jellybeans look like ordinary jellybeans, but they have a secret: “You can’t determine what is on the inside by simply looking at the outside.” A red jellybean might taste like licorice and a black jellybean might taste like coconut. It’s always a surprise with thirty-six flavor and color combinations. “Many schools use them as part of their anti-bullying and teaching tolerance curriculum,” said Tracy. It’s a simple but resonate message that translates from the classroom to the boardroom. From Apple to Disney to Starbucks, corporations committed to diversity have utilized Diversity Jellybeans as a training tool to bring awareness to subconscious stereotyping and hidden biases. Enter problem: Her supplier went out of business. “This is both my biggest nightmare and biggest opportunity,” says Jackson, “I have to turn away orders because I don’t have enough capital to meet the manufacturer’s 10,000 pound minimum for custom jellybeans.” Enter (hopeful) solution: So, she took to the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo.com three weeks ago to help raise the money. While she has raised nearly half of her $10,000 goal, her deadline is fast approaching and if she does not reach her goal, she will receive nothing. Tracy is hoping people will open their hearts (and wallets) to help her keep spreading this important, yet tasty, sugar coated message. To get involved or learn more about her campaign, visit:  http://www.indiegogo.com/stop-stereotyping iCelebrateDiversity.com is an Edmond, OK based company that launched in August 2001. The company has grown from being an internet resource for parents to a leading resource for schools and corporations looking for unique tools to assist in teaching about diversity, stereotyping, bullying and team building. For more information, call (405) 426-9706 or visit iCelebrateDiversity.com.

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13 Days and $5646 Needed, Will YOU Help?

We have been given lots of favor in the last 24 hours! We are going to be able to move forward with our manufacturer with a smaller budget AND Indiegogo truly wants us to succeed! They have allowed us to cut our goal to $10,000!! This is AMAZING NEWS! Please help us continue to get the word out about this great teaching tool! Every little bit helps! $1, $5, truly anything you can give! Will you help us keep this work going? And share it with friends? Diversity Jellybean Campaign (might I add that crowdfunding is definitely not for the faint of heart!)
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Check out our contributors! Will you be one?

Thank you to the many supporters so far! Please help us continue to get the word out! Go here to support our campaign: www.indiegogo.com/stop-stereotyping [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db9_Rp3gsRs]
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