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August 11, 2020 - 3:20pm
In West Contra Costa County, CA, a community unites when a large swastika appears in a neighborhood AGAIN. County Supervisor John Gioia joined residents and the local NIOT group in sending a message:  We stand united against hate. Not In Our Town member Becki Cohn-Vargas shares this story of local action. 
August 11, 2020 - 3:01pm
The Not In Our Town podcast features powerful voices from people across the country who are taking a stand against hate and working to create safe and inclusive communities for all. In this episode, Patrice O’Neill, filmmaker and founder of Not In Our Town, talks to Susan Bro, a mother and teacher who became a passionate social activist after her 32-year-old daughter Heather Heyer was killed by a white supremacist in the Charlottesville protest on Aug. 12, 2017.
August 10, 2020 - 6:18am
Watch our conversation with family members Pardeep Kaleka, son of Satwant Kaleka the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin; Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer of Charlottesville; Rick and Dawn Collins (pictured), whose son Richard was killed in a hate attack in Maryland; and Victoria and Rami Jabara, siblings of Khalid Jabara, who was killed in a hate crime attack by a neighbor in Tulsa.
August 3, 2020 - 1:15pm
On the surface Tucker Carlson and DeSean Jackson would appear to have very little in common. But together they illustrate a growing danger in this moment of populist fervor: antisemitism. A special post by Eric K. Ward, executive director of Western States Center.
June 30, 2020 - 11:44am
Gwendolyn VanSant is the leader of Multicultural BRIDGE in Lee, MA and, nearly three years ago, her team helped launch the Not In Our Town movement in the Berkshires to unify communities throughout the county to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. In this post, she talks about what can be done to create change and how to take care of our communities right now.