In this increasingly fractious time, the structures, communications networks and model for collaborative engagement between diverse communities and the institutions in our cities and schools can help strengthen our ability to respond quickly and prevent hate. The outline and guidance in this toolkit presented by Over Zero complements and strengthens the NIOT model for engagement and action.
New Toolkit: Building a Network That Can Prevent Hate and Help Your Town Respond Quickly When It Does
October 31, 2020 - 8:09am
October 28, 2020 - 1:57pm
Two years after the deadliest anti-Semitic attack in U.S. history, the Mallinger and Wedner Families gathered at the Tree of Life Synagogue to remember their mother Rose Mallinger.
October 26, 2020 - 12:50pm
The community of Bloomington-Normal rallies behind the Taylor family after a neighbor makes false accusations and police are called. The Not In Our Town group organized a car rally to show support for the Taylors and donate money to the Not In Our School Book Club. What can we do to make everyone safe in our communities? We show up and we stand up. (Filmed by Mike Matejka)
October 6, 2020 - 7:47am
When asked if he would speak out against white supremacists at the Oct. 29 debate, President Trump responded with a taunt. The president refused to condemn the Proud Boys, telling them instead to “stand back and stand by.” It was a clear message for the far-right, male-only group known for brawling in the streets with left-wing protesters.
NIOT Conversation Series: Responding Locally to Rising Hate and Conflict — Ideas and Action Tools for Communities
October 6, 2020 - 6:29am
Not In Our Town and our partner organizations are pleased to present a series of virtual national conversations to inform, inspire and connect our communities. On October 15, we assembled our second virtual conversation that asked how can we be proactive in our local communities in the face of escalating conflict? Watch the entire conversation.