Hate Crime

Auto Body Shop Owner Repairs Hearts After Hate Attack

When Quality Auto Paint & Body owner, Richard Henegar, hears that a local college student is the victim of an anti-gay hate attack, he decides to help. Not only does Richard repair Jordan Addison's vandalized car, he brings his entire community together. After painting over the anti-gay slurs and replacing windows and tires, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres learns of this act of generosity and invites the two men to talk about their experience on national television.

Azim Khamisa

In 1995, Azim Khamisa's 20-year-old son, Tariq, was delivering a pizza when he was shot to death by a 14-year-old gang member. Experiencing the pain, grief, frustration, and anger that a parent would, Azim decided that the only way he could better the situation was to use the tool of FORGIVE to ensure that this type of tragedy happens less frequently in the future.

Grade Level: 
middle
high

Not In Our Town: The Billings Story

SUGGESTED QUESTIONS FOR STUDENTS AFTER READING THE CHRISTMAS MENORAHS, VIEWING NOT IN OUR TOWN, OR VIEWING OR PERFORMING PAPER CANDLES.

By Janice I. Cohn

Fighting Bullying                 

The residents of Billings stood up to the people who were bullying them despite the risks.

Grade Level: 
junior
high

Bloomington United: Ready to Respond to Hate

This is the second segment in the PBS special, "Not In Our Town: Class Actions," which premiered nationally in Feb. 2012. For more information, visit http://www.niot.org/classactions.

Toreros Take Action Against Hate at University of San Diego

After a rash of bias-motivated incidents and hate crimes at the University of San Diego, faculty, staff and student leaders have been grappling with how to respond.

From Dialogue to Action: Bloomington Unity in the Community Responds to KKK Flyers

After Ku Klux Klan flyers blanket an Indiana University campus neighborhood, Rabbi Sue Silberberg leads Bloomington United as they plan a community response. This is a DVD extra from the PBS program, Not In Our Town: Class Actions. For more information on the film, visit niot.org/ClassActions

Class Actions in the Classroom: A Compilation of Lesson Ideas

Schools and college campuses are screening Not In Our Town: Class Actions across the country. Here we will compile ideas on how to use this PBS program in your classroom.

Thanks to Newcomers High School (Long Island City, NY) teacher Julie Mann and Lakewood High School (Lakewood, OH) teacher Joe Lobozzo for preparing these comprehensive materials. 

Pre-Screening Activities 

Grade Level: 
middle

Class Actions Screening Questions, Part 2: Indiana

Find previews and information about Class Actions at niot.org/ClassActions

Written by: Julie Mann, Newcomers High School teacher, and Joe Lobozzo, Lakewood High School teacher

Vocabulary:

Hate crime
Anti-semitism
Hanukah
Menorah
Rabbi

 

Grade Level: 
high

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