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Not In Our Town Videos (All)
When Fred Phelps' hate group pickets at Lowell High School in San Francisco, students rally to show their love for their diverse, inclusive community (3 min 7 sec).
Not In Our Town groups from around the US and around the world sent in video greetings to celebrate the launch of NIOT.org on 4-6-10.
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness features preview scenes from an upcoming PBS special about how a community responds to the hate crime murder of an Ecuadorean immigrant by seven local high school students. (3 min 48 sec)
Since the killing of his brother, Marcelo, in November of 2008, Joselo Lucero has worked tirelessly to share his brother's story and raise awareness about anti-immigrant violence. Now one of the seven teens charged in the killing is standing trial, and Joselo will be attending court every day until a verdict is reached. Send a message of support to Joselo and his family in the comments section below.
A few key moments from the first ten years of the Not In Our Town movement. (10:14)
After a lesbian couple was killed in a hate murder in Medford, Oregon, residents hold community meetings to raise awareness about the growing threat of hate. Schoolteachers create innovative lesson plans to address discrimination and intolerance.
Grocery workers came to the aid of a customer who was attacked. (2:17)
This excerpt of "Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here" details the story of the family of Gary Matson, who was murdered with his partner, Winfield Mowder, in their Redding, California, home by white supremacists. The two brothers, Benjamin Matthew Williams and James Tyler Williams, confessed to killing the couple July 1, 1999, because they were gay, and were also responsible for the 1999 Sacramento synagogue bombings. (3:16)This film is part of the hour-long Not In Our Town: Northern California special. Click here to purchase the DVD and download our free educator guide here.
When anti-gay extremist Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church announced the hate group would picket Newark Memorial High School's production of "The Laramie Project," community members like Gail Nelson couldn't sit quietly. Borrowing from a scene in the play, concerned citizens dressed as angels to block from view Phelps' followers and their hateful placards.