Blog | Not in Our Town


December 30, 2014 - 10:10am
As we reflect on another year of the Not in Our Town network’s transformative work to end hate, there are countless moments of courage, resilience, and problem solving. Here are highlights from 2014 from communities, schools, and law enforcement agencies.
December 23, 2014 - 10:10am
In Not In Our Town’s 20 years of filmmaking and engagement, we have learned how one community can inspire another. This Spring, we premiered Waking in Oak Creek, which has already made its way to hundreds of towns and schools nationwide. After the film’s March premiere in Oak Creek, nearly 800 leaders have requested the film to bring together their communities, cadets, and classrooms in discussion around issues of hate and intolerance. Today we kick off a series of stories featuring local leaders using this inspiring story of tragedy and triumph.
December 18, 2014 - 10:33am
The Not In Our Town team went to the streets of downtown Oakland to ask residents what they would like to see change in the aftermath of Ferguson. Video produced by Jeremy Jue and Diana Wendel, with Cassandra Belson. Stills courtesy of Berkeleyside. See more Not In Our Town content on Ferguson.  
December 16, 2014 - 2:08pm
Billings, MT, Photo courtesy of Frederic Brenner   Every year at Hanukkah, Not In Our Town remembers Billings, MT, and the events that inspired our original film.
December 8, 2014 - 5:35pm
In the aftermath of the events in Ferguson, MO, communities across the nation are searching for ways to keep racism and discrimination out of their towns.Bloomington-Normal, two adjacent cities in central Illinois that pioneered the original Not In Our Town movement, are once again leading a campaign to address intolerance and bias before it turns to hate.