Film Screening Invitation – Not In our Town: Light in the Darkness

November 29th, 2011

The Patchogue Community (Photo courtesy of Jackson Hill Photography, LLC)

On Wednesday, December 7, join us at the Museum of Arts and Design for a screening of Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness. The film tells the story of residents of a Long Island village who took action after a local immigrant was killed in a hate crime attack by seven teenagers. While starkly revealing the trauma of hate, the film provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence.

Over 200 screenings of this film are being held across the country to spark dialogue and action in communities working together to prevent hate crimes, intolerance and anti-immigrant violence. Not In Our Town highlights the role of community and civic leaders in promoting a climate of inclusion and acceptance for everyone.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and special guests about what each of us can do in the New York region to stop hate together in our communities and schools, and how you can support the Not In Our Town mission. The event runs from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.; light hors d’oeuvres will be served before the screening begins at 7 p.m.

RSVP for this event here.

Learn more about the background of this film with MetroFocus’ feature about the Patchogue hate crime.

Watch a trailer:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi32RBheMbY&w=560&h=315]

This screening is presented by NIOT. Co-sponsors include Michele and Martin Cohen, Facing History and Ourselves, Center for Health Media and Policy, and The Working Group/Not In Our Town.