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April 16, 2010 - 4:49pm
Marcelo Lucero's killer, Jeffrey Conroy, was convicted of manslaughter as a hate crime today in Suffolk County, NY. In these videos, Joselo Lucero describes what it has felt like for him and his family to live through the hearings and trials of the defendants charged with the hate-based killing of his brother. Since the tragic killing of Marcelo Lucero, Not In Our Town has been following the community of Patchogue, NY as it deals with issues of race, immigration, hate and  intolerance. The upcoming feature documentary, Not In Our Town III, chronicles the efforts of Patchogue's diverse residents and leaders as they grapple with the aftereffects of the murder and begin to take action to make their community safe for everyone.
April 12, 2010 - 5:07pm
Charleston, West VA, Video and Slideshow. A positive wave of energy has emerged from West Virginia, as people in Charleston and Wheeling spread love in the face of the Westboro Baptist hate group.   Stop the Hate Rallies, Spread the Love flash mobs, and yard signs of unity dramatically overwhelmed the bigoted placards carried by the Fred Phelps family (known as Westboro Baptist Church) The small band of bigots—known for their anti-gay venom-- targeted Jewish and Catholic institutions and a local university in Charleston. Horrifically, as news from the Montcoal Mine disaster became more tragic, the hate group also targeted the community of fallen miners.
April 8, 2010 - 4:00pm
Santa Barbara, CA:
April 7, 2010 - 4:06pm
San Francisco, CA: More than 200 NIOT members, community leaders, elected officials, friends, and supporters gathered at the Bay Area Video Coalition last night to celebrate the public launch of 
April 5, 2010 - 6:48pm
Congratulations to the Center for Preventing Hate in Portland, Maine, which is celebrating this week its first decade of education and outreach against prejudice and discrimination. Founder and executive Stephen Wessler (pictured), Maine's former assistant attorney, has led programs in 25 states and nine foreign countries. Recently  he created and led a hate-crime-response training session in Poland for activists from 30 different countries. Wessler also took part in the 2006 Not In Our Town National Gathering in Bloomington, IL. Here's to another decade of good works, Stephen!