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United Against Hate Week Events
This News Release has been updated to reflect the correct time for the screening of "Light in the Darkness" on November 8. Please note, the film screens at 6:30pm.
Please join Not In Our Town (NIOT) Novato, the City of Novato and Novato Police Department, the Novato Unified School District and North Marin Community Services and Unity in Marin for the first of two FREE events.
November 8 at Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive
Special thanks to Novato Charter School and the Many Hearts Committee for hosting this event.
5pm: An opportunity to participate in the Age Friendly Novato mural painting
6:30pm: View a screening of "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness"
After the film: Participate in a community discussion with a student panel
About the Documentary "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness"
"Light in the Darkness" is a one-hour documentary about 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.
November 10 at Novato City Hall, 901 Sherman Avenue
6:30pm: Presentation of the short documentary film "Waking in Oak Creek."
After the screening, there will be two guest speakers:
Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis
Pardeep, whose father was killed in the attack, and Arno, a former white supremacist, will share their personal accounts of forgiveness after hate, and the experiences that helped them form a friendship and a shared mission to end hate-based violence.
About the Documentary "Waking in Oak Creek"
As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives, but not their resilience. After six worshipers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community finds inspiration in the Sikh tradition of forgiveness and faith.
Free event, but registration is appreciated niotnovato.eventbrite.com
About Not In Our Town
Not In Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying and build safe, inclusive communities for all. It’s a project of The Working Group, an Oakland-based nonprofit founded in 1988. The organization bases its approach on the premise that real change takes place at the local level. Not In Our Town combines documentary storytelling with on-the-ground training, social media and organizing tools to help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns where all are safe, included and respected: niot.org
About United Against Hate Week, November 11-18, 2018
A week of local civic action in every Bay Area community to stop hate, bullying and bias. Join your neighbors in building safe, inclusive communities. UnitedAgainstHateWeek.org