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April 6, 2017 - 5:52pm
Two screenings of Not In Our Town films  in Massachussetts sparked discussion about how to resist hate and intolerance in campus and community settings. Patrice O’Neill presented Light in the Darkness at the Mahaiwe Theater in Great Barrington, MA and Waking in Oak Creek at UMASS Boston with the Conflict Resolution School.         
March 30, 2017 - 11:59am
NIOT has been getting requests from schools and communities across the country about how to respond to hate incidents. NIOS leader Becki Cohn Vargas offers this advice.
March 21, 2017 - 9:14am
Support for Black family targeted by hate in Minnesota, rejecting the KKK in Georgia, and residents resist after Hmong attack in Wisconsin. Hate incidents that occurred in three different American towns the past few weeks did not go unnoticed. Read these Not In Our Town Stand Up Stories from Minnesota, Georgia, and Wisconsin where people came together with their neighbors to make a stand against bigotry. 
March 6, 2017 - 8:56am
As hate fueled shootings targeting Sikhs and South Asians are spreading fear across the U.S. and India, communities and leaders are seeking ways to show support for their neighbors.
February 22, 2017 - 10:23pm
Almost every day, a new hate incident is in the news. Mosques and synagogues are being vandalized, people of color, immigrants and LGBT people are threatened on a daily basis. For over 20 years, as a leader of Not In Our Town, I’ve reported on community response to hate violence across the country. Hate is not new, but we have never seen the level of hate activity that has been reported in the past few months. In this volatile time, there are also remarkable signs of hope and solidarity, and that’s the story NIOT seeks to highlight every day.