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Not In Our School Campaign Materials

Starting Not In Our School on your middle or high school campus? Download posters, flyers, action forms, and action cards from successful Not In Our School campaigns here.
UC-Santa Barbara's "Not In Our Hall" guide outlines a program for Resident Assistants and Directors that promotes inclusiveness and acceptance of others in the residence halls and the larger surrounding community. All leaders who work under UC-Santa Barbara's Housing and Residential Service go through diversity training during the three weeks of Student Leadership Training before school starts.  
Skidmore College's Not On Our Campus campaign stickers and pledge card remind students to speak out against intolerance, and to help make their school a model of acceptance and diversity. The campaign was launched in 2006 in response to hate messages and graffiti that were left in campus dorms.
The Not In Our School posters and flyers below are part of Palo Alto Unified School District's ongoing "Not In Our School" campaign. Middle and high schools across the district each dedicate a full week of events to promote acceptance and diversity, with daily activities focusing on students as “upstanders” — those who do not simply stand by in the face of injustice, but act to make change. Now entering its fourth year, Palo Alto's Not In Our School campaign has become a model for how schools can engage students in learning, conversation, and action against hate, bigotry, and bullying. For tips on coordinating your own Not In Our School campaign, read "Starting an NIOS Campaign" by Becki Cohn-Vargas of Palo Alto Unified School District.  
Not In Our Town is an excellent catalyst for discussion about racial tolerance and diversity.  "Watching Not In Our Town Together" is a dynamic resource that helps teachers and event organizers facilitate dialogue about these timely and challenging issues. The comprehensive 16-page Not In Our Town viewing guide was developed by teachers and is designed to support subjects including: civic responsibility, the bill of rights, diversity, multi-cultural issues, prejudice reduction, and conflict resolution. Accepted for Grade 11 Social Studies in California, it is appropriate for History/Social Studies, Civics, U.S. History, Literature and English classes. The guide provides thoughtful lessons plans and innovative activities designed to help students strengthen their analytical, interpersonal, study, writing, speaking and listening skills. It also includes a bibliography and resource list. This lesson is part of the Not In Our School Video Action Kit, a comprehensive toolkit featuring films, lessons, and resources designed to motivate students to speak out against bullying, and create new ways to make their schools safe for everyone.