Immigration and Community: A Webinar Exploring the Film Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness
|Event Date:||09/19/2011||Event Fee:||No Fee|
|Event Time:||6-7pm EST|
Facing History and Ourselves is excited to announce a webinar exploring the poignant film, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness. Facing History program associate K.C. Kourtz will lead this interactive one-hour webinar where we will watch excerpts from the film, discuss lesson plans for students, take a tour of Facing History’s web resources and take your questions on teaching this latest addition to the Not In Our Town movement.
The one-hour documentary tells the story of a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. 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. Over a two-year period, the story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother, and many Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.
Not In Our Town: Light In the Darkness will premiere on PBS the week of September 19th. Check local listings
for air dates and times in your city and watch the trailer online at: www.niot.org.About Not In Our Town
The Not In Our Town film series highlights examples of communities working together to stop hate. A production of The Working Group, NIOT.org’s videos, broadcasts and blogs celebrate people who have developed creative anti-bias programs, responses and ways to engage their community in overpowering hateful actions and sentiments. The ongoing Not In Our School initiative inspires students of all ages to develop and share innovative ways to resist bullying and promote an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusion. Visit www.niot.org for more on both of these movements.