Not In Our Town

The Bus, This Time: How One Town is Mobilizing to Take on Bullying

It’s hard not to cry, or feel like you’ve been punched in the gut while watching the ten minutes of horrendous bullying and harassment that Upstate New York grandmother and school bus monitor was subjected to by a group of middle school students. 

The National Leadership Gathering: Where to Get Answers

Young community leaders gather for a photo at the 2006 Not In Our Town National Gathering. Photo by Jackson Hill.


NIOT Leaders Awarded For Community Work + UMW Features Doc at National Assembly

Redding honors community leader Eddie McAllister

McAllisterThe president of the Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect (SCCAR)—a Not In Our Town group—was honored by Leadership Redding with its Alumnus of the Year Award. Eddie McAllister was selected for his outstanding community involvement, according to the Redding Record-Searchlight.

Profile: Fort Collins Speaks Out Against Injustice


West High Students Create Multimedia Project to Tell NIOT story

West High Billings, MT

75 Years After Kristallnacht, the Struggle for Co-Existence Continues

 Time Magazine Kristallnacht

Source: Time.Com, Kristallnacht in Words and Photographs

By Becki Cohn-Vargas, Not In Our School Director

Profile: Parent Susan Guess Stands Up to Bullying in Kentucky


If you ever wondered what one person can do, meet Susan Guess. After her 8-year old daughter was bullied two years ago, she moved into action together with her daughter to raise awareness and get her whole community involved in anti-bullying activities.  

Universities Speak Out Against Intolerance + More

Bowling Green Community Stands Together Against Racist Tweets, Again

Questionnaire + Free Not In Our Town Guide

Not In Our TownThere's been exciting things afoot at the Not In Our Town project headquarters. We're expanding our programs, developing new resources to help you on the ground, and making new films that showcase the amazing power of communities who stand together.