Not In Our Town began in the 1990s in Billings, MT when, after attacks on a Native American woman’s house, an African-American church, and a Jewish family’s home, the entire town refused to be silent and stood up together to say, “Not In Our Town” and established a campaign to drive out the white Christian supremacists behind the violence. Today, the organization works to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities. Using film, social media and organizing tools and strategies the organization increases capacity of residents in local communities across the country to counter hate crimes, discrimination and marginalization.
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The Working Group, an Oakland-based nonprofit founded in 1988. Not In Our Town was launched in 1995 with our landmark PBS film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana citizens who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. They inspired hundreds of communities in the United States and around the world to take action against hate.