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Waking in Oak Creek Documentary Kicks Off in Midwest

In March, we brought the inspiring story of Oak Creek, WI's unity in the aftermath of a hate crime to three Midwestern cities.

We returned to Oak Creek, WI to premiere our 30-minute documentary, Waking in Oak Creek, on March 13; traveled on March 25 to Bloomington-Normal, IL, a city that first sparked Not In Our Town activities in their community 18 years ago; and finally to executive producer Patrice O’Neill’s hometown of St. Louis, MO on March 27 for a screening and discussion. The response has been overwhelmingly positive in each of these towns.

Bay Area: KQED Broadcasts Class Actions, March 19 at 7:30

Not In Our Town: Class Actions

Watch the opening scenes to Class Actions by clicking on the image above.    

Class Actions Video Extra—Bloomington United: Ready to Respond to Hate

"Part of the motivation of these attacks is to isolate those who they are attacking. To make the victims feel victimized. But thanks to the response of Bloomington United and the community we are made to feel that this is an attack not only on us but the values of the whole community." —Bloomington, Indiana resident

Class Actions: Talk About It

Class Actions: Talk About It

Talk About It. Your reactions to Not In Our Town: Class Actions.

Bloomington, Indiana: United and Ready to Respond to Hate

"Bloomington, Indiana: United and Ready to Respond to Hate" is part of the Not In Our Town program, Class Actions, that premieres nationwide on PBS stations in February 2012. 
 
When a string of anti-Semitic acts rocked the college town of Bloomington, Ind. just before Hanukkah in 2010, the town knew how to respond.
 

Not In Our Town: Class Actions

Right before the Thanksgiving holiday, we shipped off our next film, Not In Our Town: Class Actions to PBS. Not In Our Town: Class Actions

Not in Our Town: Class Actions features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. Premieres on PBS stations in 2012. 

Bloomington focuses on diversity and tolerance (Video: Indiana Public Media)

In late November and early December, the city of Bloomington, Ind. stood behind the Jewish community after several acts of anti-Semitic vandalism. Rocks were thrown into the windows of the Chabad and Hillel houses at Indiana University. A glass case listing Jewish Studies faculty was broken. Swastikas were discovered in a student dorm. Then, just days before Hanukkah, Hebrew texts from the university and county libraries were taken to men’s bathrooms and urinated on. Bloomington—a college town—received national attention. 

Youth Take a Stand Against Racism


The message of NIOT is Reaching the Classrooms and Schools of Bloomington-Normal, IL

By Marc Miller, NIOT Bloomington-Normal Member

Tomorrow's Leaders in the Fight Against Hate

Lessons for Engaging Diverse Youth in Hate Crime Prevention

By Willie Halbert, NIOT Bloomington-Normal Member

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