Blog | Not in Our Town


June 13, 2016 - 2:08am
What can we do in our local communities to stop hate and make everyone feel safe? Action steps for community leaders and schools. The core message of Not In Our Town is that each of us has a role to play in stopping hate and creating safe, inclusive communities and schools for everyone.  Read through the brief action steps listed below, find the actions you can take and share them with others in your city or school.  
June 6, 2016 - 2:45pm
Not In Our Town and the COPS Office of the U.S. Department of Justice have once again collaborated to raise awareness within the law enforcement community of the hate crimes reporting gap. COPS Office Director Ronald L. Davis and Not In Our Town CEO and Executive Director Patrice O'Neill have co-authored an article highlighting the problems raised by the hate crimes reporting gap and practical solutions to combat the under reporting.
May 17, 2016 - 2:04pm
The Chicago suburb of Elgin, IL is hosting a Not In Our Town film series at the public library that gathers community leaders, residents and students to discuss NIOT films.
May 10, 2016 - 10:05pm
United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch struck down a discriminatory law in North Carolina aimed at transgender people. 
April 28, 2016 - 10:50am
The "Make America LOVE Again Rally" served to celebrate the diversity of a community and demonstrate their commitment to building bridges, not walls.