Please join us on Oct. 30 at 6pm for a screening of Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness at the San Francisco Public Library. This PBS film by Patrice O'Neill and The Working Group tells the story of people in a Long Island village taking action after immigrant resident Marcelo Lucero is killed in a hate crime attack by seven local high school students.
The story provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence. The film has been screened in hundreds of community and public media events. After the screening, there will be a brief discussion with producers including Charene Zalis, and an opportunity to learn more about the the impact of the film in communities across the country.
Tuesday October 30, 6pm
San Francisco Public Library
Main Library, Koret Auditorium
100 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
Watch the Light in the Darkness trailer and learn more about the film here.
KQED San Francisco Forum: Interview with Filmmaker Patrice O’Neill about Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness
The screening is part of the library's One City One Bookprogramming. This year, Rebecca Solnit's Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities that Arise in Disaster, explores our need for community and common purpose, which Solnit argues are fundamental to democratic forms of social and political life. Likewise, Light in the Darkness follows residents who openly address the underlying causes of violence and work to heal divisions after a series of anti-immigrant hate crimes devastate the community.