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May 14, 2023 - 1:53pm
    On May 14, 2022, an 18-year-old white man armed with an assault rifle attacked shoppers and workers at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, killing 10 people and wounding three others. In a racist and antisemitic rant posted online beforehand, the gunman described himself as a white supremacist motivated by the "great replacement theory." Mayor Byron Brown said the suspect arrived in Buffalo intending to take "as many black lives as possible."  One year later, the community of Buffalo continues to mourn the 10 souls lost. However, the community over that time has also come to honor those lives lost by actively working against the rising tide of anti-black hate. 
May 9, 2023 - 3:32pm
On May 1st, more than 300 people gathered at Directors Guild of America for a screening of Repairing the World: Stories from The Tree of Life. In collaboration with IKAR Congregation, Not In Our Town, The Righteous Conversations Project, and 30 faith based,civil rights, and civic organizations,  Angelenos viewed a short version of the film and discussed how to address rising antisemitism and hate. 
April 30, 2023 - 7:10pm
Bloomington-Normal, IL became the first “Not In Our Town (NIOT)” community, helping to inspire and spark the movement in cities across the U.S. Now, more than 26 years later, this community continues to lead a charge against hate. On Monday, April 17, 2023, community members, students, city and law enforcement leaders came together to screen NIOT’s new film Repairing the World: Stories From the Tree of Life, and discuss how to continue to build inclusive and loving environments that make hate less likely. 
March 22, 2023 - 11:20am
Not In Our Town is honored to be a community partner for The Bias Inside Us, a groundbreaking exhibit about how to recognize and counter implicit bias. 
March 3, 2023 - 2:25pm
Two free community screenings in Walnut Creek and Los Angeles coming up this month. The Walnut Creek event will include a Q&A with Director Patrice O’Neill. Hosted by Campolindo and supported by iKind. The LA screening will feature a discussion with film director and community leaders led by Rabbi Sharon Brous. Community partners include IKAR, The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, LA vs. Hate, LA Civil Rights, LA is for Everyone, The Righteous Conversations Project, ADL-LA, 30 Years After, JQ International and Newground | A Muslim-Jewish Partnership for Change. Join us!