Not In Our Town

Location:  Oakland, CA
Project Description: 

Communities across the country use PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, as a springboard to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence. The film tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking action after a local immigrant is killed in a hate crime attack by seven teenagers. While starkly revealing the trauma of hate, the film provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence. As part of Not In Our Town National Week of Action, September 18-24, 2011 communities throughout the country hosted screenings, events and discussions on hate crime prevention, working to develop new ways to make their towns safer.