stepUp 5K Race to

Embrace Tolerance

March 8, 2020

Johns Creek, Georgia

 
OUR PURPOSE

TO EDUCATE OUR YOUTH ON THE IMPACTS OF BULLYING, RACISM, AND PREJUDICE

OUR VISION

TO CREATE A GENERATION OF

SOCIALLY - RESPONSIBLE YOUNG

ADULTS, AWARE OF THE MANY FORMS

OF BULLYING AND WILLING TO 

RESPOND WHEN CONFRONTED WITH

PREJUDICE, STEREOTYPING AND APATHY

OUR STORY

Embracing Tolerance is born upon a simple request of a Holocaust survivor

     Our founder, Steve Sutton, was meeting a friend, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) for coffee in Alpharetta, Georgia one morning. The friend's father accompanied his son that morning. The older gentleman spoke limited English but participated in the conversation to the best of his abilities. The father shared that he lived in Israel, having immigrated there many years ago after surviving the Holocaust in Europe. As they were finishing their conversation, the father, in broken English, put his hand on Steve's arm and the father made a simple request: to visit his barracks at Auschwitz where he had survived many months.

 

OUR PROGRESS

2010

Holocaust Walls erected memorializing over 1,100 victims (mostly children) of religious hatred

May 2011

Reached goal to educate more than 1,500 Georgia students through speaker programs and educational workshops

November 2014

Second stepUp 5K Race to Embrace Tolerance attracts 225 runners and features a writing contest (They Stood Up)

September 2015

Embracing Tolerance leads two-part educational seminar on the impact of 'apathy' and 'group think' related to stereotyping, discrimination, and violence committed through genocides of the 20th century

March 2020

Upcoming stepUp 5k

Race to Embrace

Tolerance in Johns

Creek, Georgia

January 2009

Steve Sutton has a chance encounter with a Holocaust survivor. Shortly thereafter, Steve founded Embracing Tolerance to combat racism and hatred

July 2015

The fourth plaque recognizing "Heroes" of WWII who confronted religious tyranny by saving thousands of lives is erected as a teaching tool

April 2016

Speaker series achieves goal to educate 2,000 students when Dr. Gene Schoenfeld presents 'My Reconstructed Life' and 'Faith and Conflict' to the St. Francis High School students, faculty, and administration

Inaugural stepUp 5K race includes guest speaker Ngor Kur Mayol, a Lost Boy of Sudan. Race attracted 330 runners

November 2013

2011

Partners with the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust to provide over 70 educational learning trunks to middle schools across Georgia

May 2009

Holocaust Remembrance Trip to Poland to visit: The Warsaw Ghetto, The Radegast Train Station, and concentration camps (Auschwitz, Birchenau, and Chelmno)

 

The purpose of this 5K

race is to provide support for Embracing Tolerance, an education and awareness program using the lessons of the Holocaust, Darfur, Rwanda, and other 20th-century acts of intolerance as a backdrop.  Embracing Tolerance seeks to arm this generation's pre-teens and teenagers with knowledge, empathy, and responsiveness to combat bullyinng, racism, and prejudice

08

MARCH

2020

WE CAN STAND IDLY BY AND WATCH AS INTOLERANCE HAPPENS AROUND US - AROUND THE WORLD AND IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS - OR WE CAN TAKE ACTION.

For sponsorship questions, and more information, please contact us at HERE

 

WORKSHOP SERIES

Lessons from the Past - Headlines from the Present

The Reality

of

Bullying

Common

Traits of HEROES

Education Starts

at Home

Everyone's a Bystander.  Until They're Not!

MONUMENTS

TO REMEMBER OUR PAST

Dedicated to the men and women who saved countless lives

Dedicated to the many lost children of the Holocaust

 

Speaker Series

 

Writing Contests

Connecting with History

 

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