National Gathering 2014 | Not in Our Town

National Gathering 2014


Not In Our Town National Leadership Gathering

Shining a Light, Together
Friday, June 20–Sunday, June 22, 2014
Billings, Montana   Launching the Not In Our Town Gold Star Cities Campaign


Leaders Across the U.S. Gather to Stop Hate Together


Join us as Not In Our Town returns to its birthplace in Billings, Montana, 20 years after the Billings story sparked a national movement against hate and intolerance.

Share your story…Learn from others…Find solutions and tools to stop bullying and intolerance…to make your town safe and inclusive for everyone!

The Not In Our Town National Leadership Gathering brings local leaders from around the country together for three amazing days of ideas, storytelling, multimedia, and action planning—all focused on building safe, inclusive communities for everyone.

Join remarkable everyday heroes who have faced down hate and intolerance, stood up for their children, and spoken powerfully and effectively for their neighbors and communities.


Gathering Highlights:

  • Not In Our Town National Leadership GatheringStrategy sharing and problem-solving workshops organized by real Not In Our Town groups from across the country
  • Interactive panels, trainings, and activities highlighting powerful stories of transformation
  • Hands-on pre-conference trainings and resources especially for law enforcement and school leaders
  • Official launch of the Gold Star Cities Campaign, honoring cities and towns making a commitment to creating thriving, diverse communities
  • Community Welcoming Event
  • A premiere screening of the latest Not In Our Town PBS documentary
  • Opportunities to connect your school to a community effort to stop hate and bullying
  • Networking with on-the ground activists and locally-based leaders like you

Who Will Be There?

Engaged community members, mayors, city leaders, district attorneys, human rights commissioners, public media innovators, faith leaders, campus diversity officers, campus activists, journalists, police chiefs, school administrators, community activists, teachers, local business leaders, and artists!

The Not In Our Town Movement

Not In Our Town was launched in 1995 with our landmark PBS film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana residents who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. Their actions have inspired hundreds of communities in the United States and around the world to stand up against hate.