Movie Screening and Discussion of Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness
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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.