Movie Screening and Discussion of Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness
- Date: 10/24/2018 6:00 PM
- Location: Village Theatre at Cherry Hill
50400 Cherry Hill Rd
Canton, Michigan 48187
The Canton Public Safety Department along with the Canton Response to Hate Crimes Coalition, Canton Leisure Services, and Canton Public Library is hosting a screening and public discussion of the PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill, on Wednesday, October 24, 2018; doors open at 6 p.m. This event is free to the public. 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. Following the film screening, on behalf of the Not In Our Town organization, Patrice O’Neill will lead a youth panel and community discussion about what local residents can do to build a more inclusive community in an attempt to prevent a similar tragedy.