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Poetry readings support "Tolerance Week"


Tackling bullying is not just a concern at the state level, it's a community-wide effort. As part of Tolerance Week in Sioux City, kids are getting involved.

Tuesday night, community members read poetry and essays created by writing students at the Sioux City Conservatory of Music. The themes focused on courage and tolerance.

While the meanings behind each work are unique, they all deal with accepting each other's differences.  Jade Galles said "Tolerance means to me that you should really respect other people's differences, and take pride in that." Trevor Clark said, "What I like to do is, I like to show the world my passion for this stuff."

Tolerance Week founder Jerry Weiner says he's amazed by the messages shared by students in the program.

Since he started the idea eight years ago,the number of events during the week has grown, and so has the reach to young people and adults. "There is an old saying, 'out of the mouth with babes, comes great wisdom.' And if you listen to the words of courage and tolerance that these young people wrote, they have really articulated what's in their heart," said Tolerance Week founder Jerry Weiner.

KTIV's Kristen Johnson took part in the program by reading a student's essay.

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