Blog | Not in Our Town


October 22, 2014 - 10:00am
What is an upstander? An upstander is an individual who sees wrong and acts. A person who takes a stand against an act of injustice or intolerance is not a “positive bystander,” they are an UPstander. The word itself has the ability to empower students to make an active change in their schools, in an effort to build communities that support difference and unify against intolerance.
October 21, 2014 - 1:10pm
  More than 75 Bay Area supporters turned out on Wednesday night for a special screening of Waking in Oak Creek and A Prosecutor’s Stand in San Francisco, followed by a community discussion about community activism.
October 15, 2014 - 10:00am
Zakk Silveira, lead vocals and guitar player for the UPstanding band, Galvanized Souls, shares his own story about how he was bullied when he was younger and how Colin's story touched his heart. Galvanized Souls' song "Carry On" is an inspiring message to teach those who are victims of bullying that there is hope. All you have to do is carry on!
October 13, 2014 - 3:47pm
Not In Our Town Leader Elevates Student Voices In Bowling Green, OH, both the town and the local university have actively targeted racism and intolerance through respective Not In Our Town and Not On Our Campus campaigns. At the helm of these efforts stands Ray Plaza, co-chair for the Bowling Green Not in Our Town initiative and associate director for the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Bowling Green State University. Students praise Plaza’s resolve to include voices from all parts of the campus, and count him as an invaluable ally in the university administration.
October 13, 2014 - 2:58pm
October is National Crime Prevention Month! We are so proud to partner with the National Crime Prevention Council, which has been taking a bit out of crime for 30 years. The Council featured Not In Our Town during this second week of National Crime Prevention Month with the theme, "Raise Your Voice to Stop Hate."