While racism, anti-Semitism, and bullying make headlines across the country, new solutions are found in three towns. “Not In Our Town: Class Actions,” a PBS documentary, highlights three stories of students confronting hate and bullying, working together to build safe and inclusive communities.
What can our community learn about uniting against hate?
The Interfaith Community for Peace and justice, in conjunction with the Immigration Information Response Team, will screen this PBS documentary in Newport on Tuesday April 10, at 7 p.m. In the meeting room of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 410 SW 9th St. In the first story, fifty years after James Meredith integrated the University of Mississippi, black and white students at “Ole Miss” stand together to stop a segregationist chant. When the chancellor supports their action, the Ku Klux Klan protests on campus.
Across the country, as teen suicides devastate the community of Lancaster, CA, a middle school counselor starts an anti-bullying program that inspires a citywide campaign.
And in the Midwest, anti-Semitic attacks at Indiana University rattle the college town, but community members, faith and civic leaders unite against hate and intolerance.
Class Actions is the fourth national PBS special from Not In Our Town, a project of The Working Group. Over the past 15 years, 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.
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