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MEDIA ADVISORY Metz Elementary School 6th Annual Walk Against Hate

Students, staff, parents and faculty join to encourage diversity, peace and tolerance

This week, Metz Elementary School is participating in its annual Walk Against Hate.

What: Metz students and staff will walk around their school to show support of diversity, peace, tolerance, love and acceptance. Following the walk, they will meet in front of Metz for a short presentation. Walkers will wear a Metz shirt or white T-shirt.

When: 8:15 a.m. Friday, March 9

Where: Metz Elementary School, 84 Robert Martinez Jr. St.

Background: The walk is a part of AISD’s No Place for Hate initiative. Launched in 2001, No Place for Hate is a national initiative that provides educators and students with resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school curriculum. It helps create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued and can succeed by promoting respect for individual difference while challenging bigotry and prejudice.

For more information, please contact Laura Ferrer at 512-414-0740 or Jennifer Colocho at 512-841-0071.