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Riverside-Salem UCC/DC to host movie screening, discussion

by jmaloni
Mon, Sep 12th 2011 07:00 am

Not In Our Town National Week of Action kicks off Sept. 18

Riverside-Salem United Church of Christ/Disciples of Christ is hosting a screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary, "Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness," at 3449 West River Road in Grand Island on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 4 p.m. 

"Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness" tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking action after a local immigrant is 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. 

The film screening will be followed by a discussion about what local residents can do to stop hate on Grand Island and Western New York. An optional potluck dinner follows. All are welcome.

The screening on Grand Island is part of the Not In Our Town National Week of Action, held from Sept. 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.

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