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Upcoming Virtual Events

Virtual Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian American and Xenophobic Harassment

Virtual Bystander Intervention Trainings

The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening. We’ll have time at the end for practice, and you’ll leave feeling more confident intervening the next time you see Anti-Asian/American harassment online or in person.

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Past Events


Film Screening

Feb. 26, 2020 - Seattle, Washington

Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness” documentary screening and discussion is at 6 PM at the South Park Community Center, 8319 8tth Avenue South in Seattle. NIOT executive director Patrice O'Neill will lead the community discussion. 

Interfaith Breakfast

Apr. 21, 2020 - Bowling Green, OH

The 6th annual 2020 Bowling Green Interfaith Breakfast will be held on Tuesday, April 21 at the new Veterans Building in City Park, 520 Conneaut Avenue. The doors will open for a light breakfast of bagels, yogurt and fruit at 7:15 a.m. with the program beginning at 7:45 a.m. and concluding at 9:00 a.m. No admission will be charged, but reservations are required by contacting by email rsvp@bgfcc.org or calling (419) 354-3989. Bus transportation will be provided from the BGSU campus for students, with further details to follow. 

The theme of this year’s Interfaith Breakfast is “Peace: Love Within Division.” This theme responds to a call from Arthur Brooks' book, Love Your Enemy, that challenges community members to move beyond political differences with love and respect using a brief PBS interview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NO0gesJOqQ4). The program will feature leaders of diverse faith streams, as well as brief essays on the theme by high school students from the community. In addition, there is an opportunity to be involved in a collaborative community art project and local elementary school students’ artwork on the theme of “peace” will be on display. Musical selections will be provided by the BGHS choral group “The Madrigals” and BGSU's "Voices of BG".

The Interfaith Breakfast is offered annually to the community by Not In Our Town BG, which began in 2013 as a collaboration between the City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University. Through the Interfaith Breakfast and many other events, the group has provided a voice for people to stand against all hate behavior and to encourage respect for all in a safe, diverse and inclusive community. 

For more information, please visit Not In Our Town Bowling Green's Facebook page or contact Matt Every at fccpastor@bgfcc.org or (419) 354-3989.

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Film Screening

January 20, 2020 - Troy, Michigan

Not in Our Town: When Hate Happens Here” documentary screening and discussion is 7-8:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Troy Police Department’s Emergency Operations Center, 500 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy, presented by Troy-area Interfaith Group and co-sponsors Know Your Neighbor Daily (KYND) and Troy Police Department. More info: Troy.Interfaith@gmail.com.

Benefit Performance

January 11, 2020 - Pacifica Spindrift Players, Pacifica, CA 8 pm 

Three Conversations: The Matthew Shepard Story
By Gregory Hinton
A Staged Reading

Twenty years ago, the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard shocked the nation and ignited the federal hate crime legislation which bears his name. Three Conversations uses the actual words of three ordinary citizens whose lives were impacted by the murder case to bring this tragic story out of Laramie, Wyoming to life. 

Tickets for this staged reading are $20, and benefit the Terra Nova High School Gay Straight Alliance, NOT IN OUR TOWN, and Pacifica Spindrift Players.

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Facing Immigrants, Facing Ourselves

January 12, 2020 - Osher Marin JCC Taube Center for Jewish Peoplehood, San Rafael, CA 1-4 pm 

An exploration of California’s history of immigration and exclusion, the current reality for immigrants in our community, and ideas for tangible action that we can take on behalf of vulnerable immigrants in Marin. Join us for an afternoon of learning, listening, and sharing our collective immigration stories. Come hear about what is happening in Marin County right now, and walk away with ways in which you can make a difference in your community today. You will have the opportunity to share your family’s immigration story, and hear from others, in a safe, intimate setting. Please consider bringing a small artifact (photo, recipe, etc.) that represents your family’s point of origin. Free, advance registration required. 

Facing Immigrants, Facing Ourselves is a collaborative project in partnership with HAMAQOM |The Place, Congregation Kol Shofar, Congregation Rodef Sholom’s Immigrant Rights Team, the Canal Alliance, Jewish Community Relations Council, Marin Interfaith Council, the Multicultural Center of Marin, the Marin Asian Association, NIOT and the Osher Marin JCC.

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Nuestras Historias

November 19, 2019

The San Rafael High School Link Leadership Class is hosting an evening that will showcases students' personal stories of immigration while interweaving history to share with our community the realities of immigration. Cosponsored by ot In Our Town, San Rafael & many valuable partners.
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United Against Hate Week

November 17-23, 2019

The week of November 17-23, 2019 has been designated United Against Hate Week. The campaign is designed to bring communities together to learn from each other, surface local concerns and seek solutions. We hope you will save the date and join us! Learn how to get involved.
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NIOT Bowling Green Monthly Meeting

Oct. 3, 2019

The monthly general meeting of Not In Our Town BG will be held at Bowling Green Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 304 North Church Street at 3:00 pm. The gathering is open to community and campus public participation and input.  Those present will review events of the past month, hear reports of current activities, and consider issues to address and opportunities to build a more safe, respectful and inclusive community. 

"Light in the Darkness" Film Screening and Youth Panel Discussion

Sept. 28, 2019, 9:30 - 11:30 AM, Los Angeles Mission College, Campus Center

Learn what you can do to fight hate in your community. Discover how, after a local Latino immigrant was killed in a hate crime attack, residents in one town came together to heal and create a safe and welcoming community for all. Coesmmunity and school organizations especially welcome to attend. RSVP for yourself and/or for your group at this link: RSVP
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Welcoming Week in Bend

Sept. 17, 2019, 5:30 - 7:30 PM

How can we make Bend a safe place to live for migrant and other marginalized communities? Combating Hate in Bend will be an educational event with the goal of bringing marginalized and privileged communities here in Bend together to create pathways for action. The evening will begin with a screening of Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness. A panel discussion will follow. The night will conclude with an Action Session in which audience members will be called upon to develop a path forward towards making Bend a more welcoming and inclusive place to live.
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Marin DA Office: Community Conversation

Sept. 13, 2019, 12 to 1 p.m., Board of Supervisors’ Chambers, Civic Center Room 330

The District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring an event for our “Civic Center Community”: Affinity Groups, Employees, Contractors and Members of the Public. Filmmaker, Patrice O’Neil and DA, Lori Frugoli will be in attendance. Come watch the documentary and be a part of the change.
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