Blog | Not in Our Town


December 9, 2015 - 2:13pm
(Photo credit: Overpass Light Brigade) During this challenging moment, convene your community, and use NIOT films to spark conversation.
December 6, 2015 - 11:16am
In case you missed the latest news from Not In Our Town's Facebook and Twitter, here's a collection of the top stories and most engaging posts from the past week:
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.