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March 8, 2022 - 2:29pm
One of Not In Our Town's newest chapters is NIOT-Northport in Long Island, N.Y. The group started during the pandemic in the summer of 2020 with eight members and has grown to become a major force in the Northport community with a very active Facebook page and Instagram following. Recently NIOT National zoomed in with some of its founding members — Joanne, Meghan, Molly, and Chrissy — to talk about the amazing work they are doing in their community and their plans for 2022.
March 4, 2022 - 2:28pm
Join NIOT founder Patrice O'Neill and independent educational consultant Becki Cohn Vargas for a webinar on preventing and addressing bullying, racism and intolerance in schools. We've partnered with Share My Lesson to invite educators, parents, and caregivers to learn how to help support children at home and school by teaching them about bullying, how to stand up to it, and how to get help. The event is March 25 at 5 pm PT | 8 pm ET.
February 1, 2022 - 10:05am
Watch our most recent NIOT virtual conversation. The conflict over teaching about racism in schools is fueled by misinformation and misunderstanding. But the debate also offers an opportunity for parents, students, educators and other members of communities to have real, productive conversations about how we want to teach the next generation about the history of racism in America, the legacy of those truths and the state of racism today.
January 21, 2022 - 5:37am
A beautiful story from Storycorps of how an act of kindness led to a lifetime of love. In 1941, Rabbi Philip Lazowski and his family were among the Jews banished from their village in Poland by the Nazis and forced to live in a ghetto. He remembers the woman who saved his life.
January 19, 2022 - 11:36am
"While everyone is physically safe, they are also forever changed. My community knows too well the pain, trauma and lost sense of security that comes when violence forces its way in, especially into our sacred spaces. ...We can think of no better response to Saturday’s events than to reject all forms of hate, Islamophobia among them — to do otherwise would serve only to perpetuate the fear and hate that led to Saturday’s events." — Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, Tree of Life Synagogue