The Emerald Lizard: A Guatemalan Tale of Helping Others

“The Emerald Lizard” is a story written by Pleasant L. DeSpain and first published in 1999. It appeared in the Fall 2000 issue of Teaching Tolerance magazine.
Pleasant L. DeSpain
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Our work has evolved in the last 30 years, from reducing prejudice to tackling systemic injustice. So we’ve chosen a new name that better reflects that evolution: Learning for Justice.

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