Bay Area: Join us for a Light in the Darkness Screening at SF Library, Oct. 30 | Not in Our Town

Bay Area: Join us for a Light in the Darkness Screening at SF Library, Oct. 30

Please join us on Oct. 30 at 6pm  for a screening of Not In Our TownLight 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

For more information, contact San Francisco Public Library at or Not In Our Town at

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.

SFPL is participating in California Reads, a statewide reading and discussion program created by Cal Humanities in partnership with the California Center for the Book and supported by the California State Library. 


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