Blog | Not in Our Town


November 30, 2015 - 3:25pm
Felicia is one of two Ferguson residents who were appointed by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to the Ferguson Commission, a body charged with making recommendations on how to create a "more unified, more equitable" Ferguson. Felicia is also one of the founders of ONE Ferguson, a group of residents working for sustainable change in their community in the aftermath of the Michael Brown killing in August 2014.  Look for more from Felicia and other remarkable leaders of ONE Ferguson in an upcoming film series from NIOT about community members who are working to heal their town. 
November 30, 2015 - 2:30pm
On October 20th, the University of Illinois hosted a screening of Waking in Oak Creek and A Prosecutor's Stand. Not In Our Town will be returning to Chicago on December 10th to be a part of the Chicago Public Library's "One Book, One Chicago" program with another screening of Waking in Oak Creek. 
November 30, 2015 - 1:12pm
This week, Charleston, SC grieves over the losses of nine worshippers from the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, after a gunman opened fire during a midweek prayer meeting. The suspect in this hate fueled attack in a historic Black church is now in custody. For Oak Creek, WI citizens, the tragedy in Charleston is particularly resonant. In 2012, a white supremacist walked into the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and killed six worshippers and injured a police lieutenant, who was shot 15 times. Their story is featured in Not In Our Town documentary, Waking in Oak Creek. Today we share with you messages from Oak Creek to Charleston.
November 29, 2015 - 11:52am
Bullying: Unacceptable for an adult, unacceptable for a child. What will you do to stand up?
November 28, 2015 - 3:11pm
  Standing opposite of the library at Grimmer Elementary School, the Kindness Tree mural serves as a reminder to all those who see it to cultivate kindness.   The fourth, fifth, and sixth graders at Grimmer Elementary School in Fremont, CA created the mural to represent the school and its diverse community. Collaborating with artist Brenda Pattee, the students designed the mural and chose the color scheme. Unique birds representing the students sit on the tree’s sprawling branches, surrounded by flowers with the word for “kindness” in different languages painted on them and banners written in English and Spanish. All the languages, including Farsi, Pashto, Portuguese, Laotian, Vietnamese, Urdu, Arabic, Tagalog, Chinese, and Hawaiian, come directly from the school’s community.