|My name is Eran Thompson; I serve as Board Chairman for Not In Our Town Billings. The story of my community's stand against hate was the spark for the worldwide movement that is Not In Our Town.
NIOT.org's contribution to this movement: documenting the stories, creating videos that tell the stories, discussion guides, blog posts, etc. have become an invaluable asset in my organization's work to create a safe, inclusive community.
Last month, I visited the Not In Our Town offices in Oakland. We talked at length about how to expand the Not In Our Town Network and movement. As a leader of one of the NIOT communities, I pledged the following:
Will you, your organization, and your community join me in supporting the work of Not In Our Town?
Like me, you have seen the undeniable power of the human spirit when ordinary people come together to stop hate. The way that the Billings story inspired your community, your story and the story of your communities-inspires us. It's how the story of me and the story of you, becomes the story of us.
Join me and my community now in supporting the work of Not In Our Town.
Yours in action,
From Billings, MT: Join Me in Supporting Not In Our Town
Submitted by alicia on July 24, 2012 - 11:18am