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Not In Our Town hosted a National Leadership Gathering from June 20-22, 2014 in Billings, MT, the city that sparked the Not In Our Town movement 20 years ago. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock's kicked off the Gathering with a welcome speech.  In total, the Gathering brought together leaders from 46 communities in 21 states. From mayors and police chiefs to community activists and educators, the room was full of over 200 people committed to making their towns and schools safe for their children and their neighbors. Check out this three minute video of the Gathering. 
Not in Our Town is proud to announce that the National Leadership Gathering in Billings, Montana this month will include groundbreaking leaders in hate crime prevention and community policing. Among them are San Francisco Police Commissioner Victor Hwang (subject of the Not in Our Town film A Prosecutor’s Stand), San Diego Deputy District Attorney Oscar Garcia, and Lt. Brian Murphy, shot 17 times defending the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin where six worshippers were killed in a hate crime. Murphy is featured in the Not In Our Town film, Waking in Oak Creek, that premiered this spring.
Not in Our Town announced today that Gov. Steve Bullock and four Montana city mayors will join the community, law enforcement, business, faith, education, arts, labor, and youth leaders at the National Leadership Gathering in Billings June 20-22. Gov. Bullock and the Not in Our School/Not in Our Town community will be joined by Bozeman Mayor Jeff Krauss, Missoula Mayor John Engen, Helena Mayor Jim Smith, and Billings Mayor Tom Hanel.
Between now and Memorial Day, we’re giving away two (2) free registrations—each with a free hotel night—for the Not In Our Town National Leadership Gathering that will bring together change-makers like you from June 20-22, 2014.
Not In Our Town invites you to join us at our National Leadership Gathering Pre-Conferences, on Friday, June 20th! Register today, and stay for the entire weekend conference at a discounted rate!   For Educators  Attend the Not In Our School Trainer-of-Trainers Pre-Conference and join educators and students from around the nation for an inspiring day of stories, tools, and strategies for promoting school safety and inclusion. For Law Enforcement
Not In Our School Trainer-of-Trainers Pre-Conference Not In Our School Trainer-of-Trainers Pre-Conference: Sparking Action for Safe, Inclusive Schools   Across the country, students and teachers are sharing stories, joining together, and taking action to end bullying and intolerance. They’re part of a movement called Not In Our School (NIOS). On June 20, 2014 in Billings, Montana, educators and students from around the nation came together for an inspiring day of stories, tools, and strategies for promoting school safety and inclusion. The training included:
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National Leadership Gathering Participants at the National Leadership Gathering in Billings, MT "The NIOT National Leadership Gathering was one of the most diverse conferences I've ever attended, not only ethnically, but geographically, across age groups, perspectives, occupation and experience. I've seen the Not In Our Town films and resources, but I finally was able to witness the impact of NIOT on the ground, and it was phenomenal." —Nazmia Comrie, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice In June 2014, 200 local leaders from around the country came together in Billings, MT for three amazing days of storytelling, idea sharing, and action planning. Representing 46 cities and 21 states, their common goal was simple: Let’s build safe, inclusive communities for everyone.
How Twin Cities in Illinois Adopted Not In Our Town  By Mike Matejka, Bloomington-Normal Not In Our Town After Billings, Montana, perhaps no other community has the Not In Our Town history that the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, Illinois have.