Upcoming Events: Welcoming Week, Long Island & San Francisco Screenings and United Against Hate Week | Not in Our Town

Upcoming Events: Welcoming Week, Long Island & San Francisco Screenings and United Against Hate Week

San Francisco, CA: Free "Light in the Darkness" Screening

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at 6 PM

Please join concerned community members for a film screening, panel and community discussion. How can we stop hate and create a culture of inclusion in San Francisco?

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years.

Over a two-year period, the story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother, Joselo Lucero, and Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.

This event is co-sponsored and presented by: San Francisco District Attorney's Office, AMEMSA, San Francisco Interfaith Council, San Francisco Unified School District. This event is free with RSVP and open to the public.

Help us promote the event! Download a flyer: bit.ly/SF-event-NIOT

RSVP: http://bit.ly/sf-freescreening


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United Against Hate Week

November 11 - 18, 2018

United Against Hate was created by civic leaders in direct response to the sharp rise in expressions of hate in our communities. We want to empower local residents to take action in their local communities and alter the course of this growing intolerance.

United Against Hate Week (Nov. 11-18, 2018) is a call for local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. We believe that when cities and their residents work together against hate, we can restore respect and civil discourse, embrace the strength of diversity and build inclusive and equitable communities for all.

If you believe that too, then sign up to take action. You can post signs, host events, share stories, attend rallies, and connect with schools and neighborhood civic institutions. Nothing is too small, because working united in each community is what will defeat hate in all communities.

Get involved: View planned events around the country and find out how your town might participate at the official United Against Hate Week website.


 

Earlier Events

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Welcoming Week

September 14 - 23, 2018

We support Welcoming Week, an annual campaign sponsored by the wonderful organization, Welcoming America. During this annual series of events, communities bring together immigrants, refugees, and native-born residents to raise awareness of the benefits of welcoming everyone. In 2017, there were more than 700 events around the country!

Welcoming America leads a movement of inclusive communities becoming more prosperous by making everyone feel like they belong. They believe that all people, including immigrants, are valued contributors who are vital to the success of our communities and shared future.

Host a festival, volunteer project, shared dinner, or any event during Welcoming Week that encourages connectivity and dialogue. Welcoming America will give you the tools you need to make it a success.

Get involved: View planned events around the country and find out how your town might participate at Welcoming America's website.


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Bay Shore, NY: Free "Light in the Darkness" Screening

Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 at 7 PM

Join the YMCA / Y Boulton Center as we present a FREE Screening of Light in the Darkness.

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years.

Over a two-year period, the story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother, Joselo Lucero, and Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.

RSVP: http://bit.ly/2CQujWL


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