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Not In Our Town: Class Actions Media Kit

Not In Our Town has compiled content that may be useful for media in conjunction with the Not In Our Town: Class Actions broadcast premiere. 

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Oakland, Calif. (Dec. 1, 2011)Not In Our Town: Class Actions profiles students and community members who are creating change in the wake of racism, anti-Semitism, and the traumatic consequences of bullying. Narrated by Yul Kwon, the half-hour documentary will debut on Feb. 13, 2012 on PBS stations. 

To download the full Press Release, click here.  



Not In Our Town logo. Class Actions logo forthcoming. 



These photos may be downloaded below as a .zip file. The file contains 10 hi-res photos from Class Actions. A text document with captions is also available below. 

Hate_signs_Nov98_web.jpg: Bloomington United signs went up throughout the city in November 1998 as part of a campaign against a budding hate movement. Sam Greenberg, front, and Adam Kent-Isaac planted several of the signs around Jackson Creek Middle School, part of a group from Beth Shalom that distributed them in neighborhoods and other schools. Download hi-res version.

Photo Credit: David Snodgress | Herald-Times

University of Mississippi

OleMiss1.jpg – Members of One Mississippi, a student group devoted to bridging social and racial barriers at the University of Mississippi.
Photo credit: Gary Mercer

University of Mississippi

OleMiss2.jpg — Student leaders of One Mississippi Jake McGraw and Melissa Cole and Associated Student Body President Artair Rogers.
Photo credit: Gary Mercer

University of Mississippi

OleMiss3.jpg — Student group One Mississippi leads the Ole Miss community in a “Turn Your Back On Hate” counter demonstration when the Ku Klux Klan comes to campus.
Photo Credit: William Bender

University of Mississippi

 OleMiss4.jpg — University of Mississippi students lead a “Turn Your Back On Hate” counter demonstration when the Ku Klux Klan protests on campus.
Photo Credit: William Bender 

Indiana University

Bloomington1.jpg — Civic and campus leaders activate after hate incidents on the Indiana University campus.  
Photo credit: Bloomington Herald Times

Bloomington2.jpg — Bloomington, Ind. Mayor Mark Kruzan lights Hanukkah menorah as town members gather to support the Jewish community after a series of hate incidents.
Photo credit: Aut Phanthavong

Indiana University

Bloomington3.jpg — In a show of solidarity, Rabbi Sue Silberberg receives the game ball at Indiana University after anti-Semitic attacks on campus.
Photo Credit: Indiana University Athletic Department

Lancaster1.jpg — In Lancaster, Calif., 500 students and teachers create a circle to pledge to stop bullying on their campus.
Photo credit: Anthony Lucero

Lancaster CA

Lancaster2.jpg — At Lancaster High School in southern California, students sign a pledge to end school bullying.
Photo credit: Anthony Lucero 

Lancaster CA

Lancaster3.jpg — Middle school students perform at a community-wide anti-bullying event in Lancaster, Calif.
Photo credit: Anthony Lucero


PRODUCTION/NARRATOR: Photos  (Hi-res and Web-friendly) & Bios

Not In Our Town: Class Actions executive producer Patrice O’Neill.  Download hi-res version
Photo credit: Jackson Hill Photography.

Download Production Bios

Not In Our Town: Class Actions is narrated by Yul Kwon. Kwon won the CBS reality show Survivor: Cook Islands, during 2006’s controversial, racially-segregated season, earning himself a reputation as one of the show’s most strategic and honest players. He is currently the host of a new series, America Revealed, which will premiere on PBS in April 2012. 

Photo Credit: Kenny Kim




Major support for this program is provided by PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust. Additional support has been provided by the Reva and David Logan Foundation and Public Welfare Foundation.


© The Working Group, 2011

Long-form production credits:

Not In Our Town: Class Actions was produced by Charene Zalis, Adrienne Calo, and Rhian Miller for The Working Group. The program was edited by Jill Strong. Patrice O'Neill is executive producer.



Click here to watch the program online. 

Not In Our Town: Class Actions 30-second promo

Not In Our Town: Class Actions
 20-second promo






Short Listing:
Not in Our Town: Class Actions features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying.
Long Listing:
Not in Our Town: Class Actions features three stories of students and their communities standing together to stop hate and bullying. University of Mississippi students peacefully confront old divisions and the Ku Klux Klan by turning their backs on hate, hundreds gather on the Indiana University campus to light menorah candles after anti-Semitic attacks on campus, and a massive circle of Southern California high school students break the silence about bullying at school with a loud and united chant, “Not In Our Town.”




About Not In Our Town
Launched by The Working Group in 1995, Not In Our Town began with a PBS documentary that told the story of how people in Billings, Montana joined together to respond to a series of hate crimes in their town. This simple, powerful story of citizens banding together struck a chord with audiences, and created a model that inspired viewers around the country to hold their own campaigns against intolerance. Not In Our Town has grown from a PBS documentary into a national effort to connect people working together to take action against hate and create safe, inclusive communities. Learn more at
Not In Our School (NIOS) highlights students, teachers and school leaders standing together against bullying and intolerance. features more than 20 Not In Our School videos, case studies and activities from schools across the country, and lesson plans from our education partner Facing History and Ourselves designed to spark dialogue and action about bullying, cyberbullying, diversity/multiculturalism, stereotypes and prejudice. After viewing the films, students can start their own Not In Our School activities, with support and guidance from teachers and administrators.
About and is an extensive resource hub for individuals, communities and schools seeking ways to address hate and intolerance. is home to nearly 70 short films, an interactive map that both tracks hate crimes as well as community efforts, and an action kit with local lessons and model activities. will be the landing page for the broadcast of Not In Our Town: Class Actions. will feature excerpts from the program, which will broadcast nationally on Feb. 13 and links to the host of community-building resources on In conjunction with the PBS broadcast, visitors can download comprehensive screening and classroom guides. 



Download Color and Black and White versions below

Not In Our Town: Class Actions