Fight the hate mongering dividing America

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Fight the hate mongering dividing America

Fight hate mongering and the politics of dividing Americans to get elected.

How does a community organize to fight a Klan rally? Respond to a shooting at a synagogue or temple? Fight homophobia and LGBTQ? Teach children how to fight bullying at schools? Anti-immigrant vioence?

Not In Our Town (NIOT) a project that uses documentary film, new media, and organizing to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities. 

As hate group activities and hate and bias incidents rise, concerned community, campus, school, civic, faith and law enforcement leaders and activists actions are needed more than ever. These guides provide effective steps that can help communities face hate and bigotry, and work toward a more inclusive future. We can STOP HATE, TOGETHER.” – NIOT

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Not In Our Town

Not In Our Town is a project of The Working Group, an Oakland-based nonprofit. It was launched in 1995 with a landmark PBS film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana citizens who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. The video inspired hundreds of communities in the United States and around the world to take action against hate.

The Not In Our Town documentary follows the citizens of Billings, Montana as they join together to respond to a series of hate crimes in their town. White supremacist activities had been on the rise. Racist literature was found around town, skinheads disrupted the services of an African-American church, the home of a Native American family was spray painted with swastikas and racist slurs, and a brick was thrown through the window of a Jewish family’s home. The film follows a powerful local force—law enforcement, civic leaders, faith groups, citizen activists and local media outlets—that sent a simple and powerful message to white supremacists. – Wikipedia

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Republican politics of hate

Republican politicians have embraced a vitriolic language of gender grievance. For months now, the conservative media has been hammering a message of gender and sexual disorder, seeking to stoke the fears, bigotry and resentment of its audience against the social and legal gains that have been made by women and LGBT groups over the past decades. This message has been enthusiastically taken up by Republican politicians, and issues of sexual anxiety have come to preoccupy every level of American government, from local school board meetings to the recent confirmation hearings of a new supreme court justice. – The Guardian

TakeAway: Fight hate mongering and the politics of dividing Americans.

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