Provided by Coastal Progressives
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness
As part of the programs planned locally for International Peace Week, the Immigration Information Response Team of Coastal Progressives is hosting a free screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, SW 9th and Hurbert in Newport, on Monday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness tells the story of residents of a Long Island village as they come together to take action after a local immigrant is killed in a hate crime attack by seven teenagers. The film provides a blueprint for addressing the underlying causes of the violence, working to heal divisions and taking steps to ensure everyone will be safe and respected.
The film screening will be followed by a discussion about what local residents can do to help keep Lincoln County an inclusive and Welcoming Community for all its residents.
The screening in Newport is also part of the Not In Our Town National Week of Action, September 18-24. During the Week of Action, communities across the country will use the film to find ways to prevent hate crimes and anti-immigrant violence. Public media stations, along with national partners, including faith-based organizations, the Department of Justice Community-Oriented Policing Services Office, National League of Cities, National Hispanic Media Coalition, and Welcoming America, will also use the film to initiate dialogue about intolerance in their communities.
Spanish-language subtitles will be provided. For more information about the event, please contact Jorge Hernandez at Centro de Ayuda, 541 265 6216. For more information about Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, including the film trailer, visit NIOT.org.