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January 5, 2011 - 11:46am
Just before the holidays, we announced our newest DVD, Embracing the Dream: Lessons from the Not In Our Town Movement. As the Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal holiday draws near on Jan. 17, we wanted to share with you our introduction to this new DVD.We also invite you to download the Embracing the Dream discussion guide as a pdf (below), which includes hyperlinks to the individual videos. This guide is useful to spark discussion in your classroom, boardroom or lunchroom. We are so pleased that schools, churches and corporations will be incorporating these stories into their holiday lesson plans and activities. 
December 21, 2010 - 5:24pm
Not In Our Town remembers Richard Goldman, who passed away Nov. 29, 2010.   We thank the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund for their support and belief in our mission. Inspired by this poem from his funeral service, we stand together to honor and remember his life:   At the rising of the sun and its going down, We remember them.
December 15, 2010 - 2:12pm
This Hanukkah, Bloomington, Ind. was blanketed in blue. Indiana University students wore it, community members wore it, and even the city’s cabinet members and clerk’s office staff donned the cool hue on Dec. 6. As Rabbi Sue Silberberg, executive director of the Helene G. Simon Hillel Center, put it succinctly, “Everyone was wearing blue.”  
December 7, 2010 - 4:39pm
In early September, the Stutte family was putting their lives together after their home in Vonore, Tenn. burned down, save a single wall on which an anti-gay slur was spray-painted. But when Carol Ann Stutte did something seemingly innocuous—she cancelled her hair appointment, mentioning the fire—she unlocked the door to a community that she never knew existed in eastern Tennessee.
December 1, 2010 - 5:51pm
Within hours of a fire bomb at a local mosque, citizens gathered to proclaim that hate was not welcome in Corvallis, Ore.