Buildling the “Not in Our Town” Movement

Columbia College YP4 Fellows worked on the production crew of the PBS documentary of the “Not in Our Town” movement. “Not in Our Town” is a national movement that encourages community response to hate crimes. The project combined PBS broadcast, grassroots events, educational outreach and online activities to help communities battling hate talk to-and learn from-each other. Since 1995, “Not in Our Town” has chronicled positive community organizing stories and provided practical tools to stimulate dialogue. YP4 Fellow Tanya Mels will also make her own film of the experience and use it to bring the “Not in Our Town” message home to her community.