Speak Up! Responding to Everyday Bigotry


Your brother routinely makes anti-Semitic comments. Your neighbor uses the N-word in casual conversation. Your co-worker ribs you about your Italian surname, asking if you’re in the mafia. Your classmate insults something by saying, “That’s so gay.”

And you stand there, in silence, thinking, “What can I say in response to that?” Or you laugh along, uncomfortably. Or, frustrated or angry, you walk away without saying anything, thinking later, “I should have said something.”

People spoke about encounters in stores and restaurants, on streets and in schools. They spoke about family, friends, classmates and co-workers. They spoke about what they did or didn’t say — and what they wished they did or didn’t say.

And no matter the location or relationship, the stories echo each other.

Speak Up! is a book that shares love, insight and pain, but also offers “lost words”, practical solutions and hope for a better tomorrow.

Download your free copy of SPEAK UP!

Another great resource offered by Teaching Tolerance.

Casting Call for “Blended Families”

I received an email about the following casting call if anyone is interested:

Is your family a mix of race, religion, stepchildren or foster kids?

Towers Productions is looking for modern families that have united even though they come from different backgrounds. We want families with huge personalities and big hearts! Let your family define the new “normal” for TV!

Please email Becky at casting@towersproductions.com with your name, contact info and where you are located. Please tell us what makes your family so special and why viewers would want to watch you on TV! Recent photos are appreciated.