Patrice’s presentation highlighted excerpts of The Working Group’s films that have inspired communities around the country to respond to hate crimes in meaningful and constructive ways.
In February, Executive Producer Patrice O’Neill led a conversation on “Film as a Tool For Social Change” at the Boston Public Library as part of Facing History and Ourselves‘ Choosing to Participate exhibit. Choosing to Participate is an interactive multimedia exhibition that tackles issues such as violence, racism and hate crimes while profiling the compelling stories of individuals and communities who have confronted these challenges and had to make choices.
Former Billings, MT human rights leader Sarah Anthony, who was featured in the first Not In Our Town film, made a special appearance at the event. Over the years, The Working Group had lost touch with Sarah, but she reconnected with us after she learned about the Facing History exhibit. Today, Sarah is an attorney working in a restorative justice project on capital crimes cases in Durham, North Carolina.