From Not in Our Town, NIOT.org
What are the next steps to sustain your momentum after attending an NIOT event?
1. Make Your Values Visible:
Take the Pledge and share it with your friends, family and networks: print it, post it, make it visible so that it can inspire you and others. Here is a poster you may print and display it in your window, school, business, workplace.
2. Talk It Out:
Sit down and have a conversation with your children, family and friends. Practice how to respond when you hear an offensive remark. Do it again - don't let this be a one time conversation.
3. Start a Not In Our Town Group or connect with a group in your community:
Host a screening of a Not In Our Town film to begin the conversation about who is vulnerable to hate and how to do something about it. Find a venue in your neighborhood, faith organization, yoga studio or school.
Films we suggest you start with:
- Manhattan Beach
- Light in the Darkness
- Shajee's Story: Middle School Students Learn About Islam
- Students Map Bully Zones to Create a Safer School
NIOT's resources are at your disposal: our staff, our video library and many more ideas at niot.org.
Here's a list of upcoming equity events - all are in Marin and most are free:
Saturday, 10/28, 10am-12noon
Race Matters: Environment and Housing panel
Location: First United Methodist Church, San Rafael
Free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 11/9, all day
2nd annual Marin Equity Summit
Location: Marin Civic Center, San Rafael
Tickets TBD; scholarships available.
Details will be online at www.marinequitysummit.com
"Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria: And Other Conversations About Race" Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum
"Courageous Conversations About Race" Glenn E. Singleton