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February 9, 2015 - 3:07pm
The California city of Manhattan Beach came together Friday night to support a local black family whose home was firebombed last week in an apparent hate crime. Hundreds filled the town plaza with candles and chants of peace, sending a strong message to the suspected perpetrators that there is no place for hate in their city.
February 5, 2015 - 12:22pm
The Breaking Barriers series kicked off in Bloomington-Normal, IL in January, with the first of several forums to address problems of racism in the Twin Cities. The event was sponsored by Not In Our Town Bloomington-Normal group and the local NAACP, among others. This first event brought out more than 100 people and included at least 50 questions posed to local law enforcement leaders. Specifically, the audience raised questions about the diversity among the four law enforcement agencies represented at the meeting. Minority representation in the local police departments is currently half or less than that of the local population.
February 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
Not In Our School (NIOS) is excited to publish this three-part series of three blogs about bullying in English and Spanish. In this first blog, we give an overview of bullying and share new NIOS Spanish materials. In the second blog, we share important information and useful resources on bullying from Spanish speaking countries. Finally, in our third series, we share the work of a Mexican anti-bullying activist.
January 27, 2015 - 4:05pm
Not In Our School is proud of the multi-year work at Soledad High School in Soledad, CA. In this profile, two NIOS leaders reflect on the anti-bullying work they continue to push in their school district—Aidee Aldaco, a staff member at Soledad High, and Robert, a student who helped found Soledad NIOS with his older brother Alex, a current NIOS intern.
January 27, 2015 - 10:10am
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been taking an innovative approach to addressing hate crimes by combining community policing, education, and media.