"I have always understood this issue with my head. Now, I understand it with my heart."
"I learned that even one person can make a difference."
"I changed my perception on Native American mascots because I did not know that much about the Native American mascot. If they did that to my people I would get mad too."
"I want to say thanks to Grace for being a voice and I want her to know that she made a life changing moment in my life and in the lives of others as her voices will continue to be heard through mine."
"This performance has educated me to the many layers of this conflict. I am now more sensitive to this issue."
"This presentation was extremely powerful and moving for me. The hurt was so real in the presentation of KICK. Grace's sincerity, passion and truth have opened my eyes and heart."
"The mascot of the brave now wears a human face, pulses with a very human heart and cries out for any form of denigration - regardless of the degree - to stop. Thank you for touching our hearts and helping us to see this image in a new light. Her performance was a song of the heart."
"This should be shown to all people in schools."
"I learned to never forget that everyone - no matter how they seem - wants to connect. Everyone needs to connect and be recognized as a person - and I need to do that with each interaction."
"I was filled with overlapping thoughts. I won't let these kinds of issues drop in my life."
"You really made the play come to life and you made the characters seem so real, like we had known them longer than just the night. You made us feel every emotion and really feel like we had a connection with each and every character. Thanks again for taking us to a wonderful and exciting place."
"This was a really worthwhile play to attend. It made me aware of many things in my life and the life of others."
"I have seen over a dozen presentations on hate crimes but this was the only one to speak honestly to all of us."
"I am experiencing a home situation familiar to that of the main character. The performance has enlightened me to examine perspective, my own role and responsibility." - Administrator
"It was a very personal experience because I have an 18 year old, white, male at home who is struggling with identity."r
"I have worked on hate crime issues here at UCLA but I think this play hits so many issues, so creatively, and helps the audience make connections. I loved the vehicle for the message and the dialogue it sparked."
"The process that the play puts its viewer through has taught me a lot - that different people are at different stages of learning about issues such as hate crimes. We can only improve our understanding with time and effort."
"I feel differently because I learned to not judge others by appearance."t
"Before the show, I didn't really relate to immigration issues. After the show, I recognized my own biases and assumptions. I also saw myself in the context of immigration in a way I hadn't before."
"I will apply the lessons from the performance by stopping and actually getting to know and understand different ethnic groups and maybe being more active in support of immigrant issues."
"Personally and professionally I am going to speak out against prejudicial jokes and comments and step up to the challenge."
"Our staff found the presentation timely, relevant and thought provoking."
"I will be more cognizant of the people I work with and relate to regarding their struggles or obstacles they have conquered to be who and where they are today."