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Not in Our Town

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    Not In Our Town highlights communities working together to stop hate. The videos and connected lesson guides and activities highlight and celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs and responses. 

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    Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness

    Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness documents the story of a town standing together to take action after a hate crime killing devastates their community. Narrated by Academy Award®-Nominee Alfre Woodard, the documentary addresses the growing problem of anti-immigrant violence.

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    © 2011

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    Not In Our Town: Class Actions: Lancaster, California — A City Unites to End Bullying

    In this film, California educators, political leaders, and students face the dangers of bullying after teen suicides devastate two nearby towns. A local middle school counselor initiates an anti-bullying program throughout the district and students take the lead in standing up to hate in their community. This film offers an opportunity to discuss the issues of bullying and intolerance with your students.

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    © 2012

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    Not In Our Town: Class Actions: One Mississippi — Creating Dialogue on Campus

    At the University of Mississippi, a segregationist chant and Ku Klux Klan rally threaten to divide the campus community, but student leaders and their chancellor take a stand against hate and intolerance. A modern day civil rights story, the film offers an opportunity to explore current issues of racism, discrimination, and segregation with your students.

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    © 2012

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Explore how communities and schools have addressed issues of racism, racial violence, and bullying with special coordinated efforts and campaigns.


  • Source: Not in Our Town

    http://www.niot.org/nios

    Credits

    Andrew Gersh, Ray Telles, Linda Peckham, Jill Strong, Charene Zalis, Brian Dentz, Patrice O’Neill, Adrienne Calo

  • Source: Not in Our Town

    http://www.niot.org/nios

    Credits

    Gary Mercer, Rhian Mille, Jill Strong, Charene Zalis, Yul Kwon, Patrice O’Neill, Adrienne Calo

  • Source: Not in Our Town

    http://www.niot.org/nios

    Credits

    Gary Mercer, Rhian Miller, Jill Strong, Charene Zalis, Yul Kwon, Patrice O’Neill, Adrienne Calo

Contributor: The Working Group


Funder: Reva and David Logan Foundation


Funder: Public Welfare Foundation


Funder: Additional support has been provided by the Reva and David Logan Foundation and Public Welfare Foundation.


Funder: Einhorn Family Charitable Trust


Funder: Corporation for Public Broadcasting