OVEE | Not in Our Town


Finding solutions to cultural insensitivity in Fort Collins, CO Fort Collins, CO seems to have come a long way since the days when “No Mexicans or Dogs” signs plagued its windows, but an article in the Fort Collins Coloradoan explores the stereotyping and racial profiling that still linger. Leroy A. Gomez, a Fort Collins resident for more than 30 years, has been the target of racism and intolerance ever since he arrived in the city in 1982, according to the Coloradoan. Hispanics are not the only target in Fort Collins; Chinese-Americans and other minorities have also experienced racial discrimination at work and on the streets.
Detective Ellen Vest discusses hate crime policing in San Diego for the OVEE screening of Light In The Darkness   Our Director of Community Engagement, Michelle Gahee Kloss, was recently in San Diego producing a piece on the San Diego’s Sheriff Department’s Hate Crime Task Force as well as coordinating an online film screening of Light in the Darkness for San Diego’s KPBS that utilized the new ITVS OVEE platform. OVEE is a new social screening platform that allows for people to participate in discussions online and the screening was a big success for Not In Our Town and KPBS. Michelle is now preparing for our first Law Enforcement webinar as part of our new collaboration with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office.