Students work with administrators, law enforcement and community members to forge new bonds after racially charged actions shake their community.
Film and Media
In San Francisco, a heroic prosecutor stands up for survivors of hate violence, including a Mayan dishwasher and a transgender woman, both brutally beaten on the city streets. Documentary - 21 minutes.
Waking in Oak Creek profiles a suburban community and local law enforcement attempting to heal after a hate crime shooting kills six worshipers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years. 60-minute and 30-minute versions.
On the one year anniversary of the Oak Creek, WI hate crime killings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, law enforcement leaders honor those who lost their lives.
Realizing that violent crimes are going unreported by the local immigrant community, Community Liaison Officer Lola Quesada pioneers an innovative Spanish language training program for new recruits to encourage communication and cultural understanding.
Bias crimes investigator Detective David D'Amico regularly visits schools to talk frankly and powerfully to the group responsible for the majority of these crimes—young people.
Suffolk County, NY District Attorney Thomas Spota and Assistant DA Megan O’Donnell talk about prosecuting the hate crime case against seven high school students accused of assault and the murder of an Ecuadorian immigrant.
After a cross burning strikes fear into a young African-American family, the community of Anderson County, CA comes together to lend their support. Police Chief Neil Purcell works with city and church leaders to organize a unity event, and create a safe and inclusive town.
When two elderly Sikh men are gunned down during their evening walk, community members, civic leaders and local law enforcement stand together against hate and intolerance.
After a mosque and community center for Somali immigrants was vandalized, Maine's Lewiston-Auburn community rallies in support of their Muslim neighbors.
Not In Our Town counters hate by producing media that connects and inspires people to create inclusive communities.
After the hate crime killing of Ecuadorian immigrant Marcelo Lucero, Suffolk County, NY police assign two Spanish-speaking officers to the precinct.
Leaders of the Silicon Valley community of Mountain View, CA join forces to make their city more inclusive and safe for everyone.
Who cares about standing up to hate and intolerance?
When the Neo-Nazi group, the National Socialist Movement, comes to Olympia, WA, community members respond by celebrating diversity and unity in the community.
A biracial couple in Montgomery, WV is targeted and brutally beaten by local police officers. Twan and Lauren Reynolds find support from the federal government and a private attorney stands up to the injustice and racism they faced. Their motivation?
Civic leaders decide to respond when the Ku Klux Klan announced they would rally in Kokomo, IN. To prepare, police study videotapes of other recent Klan actions and encourage community members who oppose the KKK to organize their own counter event.
Not In Our Town Executive Producer Patrice O'Neill interviews Bernard Melekian, former Director for the U.S.