B’nai B’rith International Latin American Affairs Director Eduardo Kohn visited San Antonio’s Keystone School where students participated in the 2010 B’nai B’rith Diverse Minds Writing Challenge. The first-place contest winners for San Antonio, who hailed from this school, produced the book, “A Color for Consuelo,” the first Diverse Minds book to be published both in English and Spanish. The challenge asks high school students to write and illustrate a children's book that discusses tolerance and diversity.
Kohn lead classroom discussions on the subjects of politics, history, religion and cultures of the Americas, and later attended a smaller lunch group with students and teachers during his March 29 visit. Keystone School students and teachers enjoyed the visit which strengthened the relationship between the school and B’nai B’rith’s mission of promoting tolerance, cultural sensitivity and diversity.
As B’nai B’rith gears up for the 2011 Diverse Minds Writing Challenge, the contest will continue its legacy of encouraging students to destroy prejudices and strengthen the future of young people through the creation of these inspirational stories. The 2011 contest will take place in Memphis and New York.