Charlottesville has shaken the nation. Here at Not In Our Town we have been working with communities to stop hate for two decades. Preventing hate violence and addressing racism and bigotry requires a long term commitment. But you can start with simple actions.
August 14, 2017 - 12:19pm
August 9, 2017 - 11:41am
Hundreds of people gathered at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center after the mosque was targeted in a suspected hate crime attack. Faith and civic leaders joined by community members filled a soccer field behind the center and stood in solidarity with their muslim neighbors.
August 1, 2017 - 11:59pm
Here is an overview of some of the workshops Not In Our Town has to offer, including: the Safe, Inclusive Community Workshop, Not In Our Town: Intro to Gold Star Cities, Responding to Bullying, Hate and Intolerance: Not In Our School, Intro to Inclusive and Identity Safe Schools Workshop, and NIOS for Parents: Building Empathy at Home and School.
July 13, 2017 - 1:00pm
"When do you stand up to hate, and when do you play it safe?" If someone sees you standing up to hate, it will become easier for them too. Simran Jeet Singh courageously stood up when he was called a racial slur on the street. He reached out to a young man who will probably never forget what happened. Simran not only expressed bravery, but played a vital role in using his voice to stop hate. Simran Jeet Singh is Sikh and has been on the receiving end of racial hate many times. But recently, as he jogged through Riverside Park in Manhattan, he knew how to respond.
June 12, 2017 - 1:46pm
Community members and leaders from Marin County CA shared stories of hate incidents in schools and the community at a Not In Our Town event to Build Compassionate Community.