For Immediate ReleaseAugust 28, 2019
Public event scheduled for Friday, September 13
San Rafael, CA – Not In Our Town, a national movement to stop hate and promote safe and inclusive communities, is making a public stop at the Marin County Civic Center on Friday, September 13.
The Marin County District Attorney’s Office is sponsoring and hosting the free event from noon to 1 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors chamber (Suite 330) of the Civic Center, at 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael.
Not In Our Town and Not In Our School are both projects of The Working Group, an Oakland-based nonprofit founded in 1988. Not In Our Town was launched in 1995 with a landmark PBS film that documented the heroic efforts of Billings, Montana, residents who stood up for their neighbors after a series of hate crimes. They inspired hundreds of towns and cities around the world to “Stand Up to the Hate,” a mantra for the Not In Our Town initiative.
“I see all County employees as our community, and this event is meant to view ourselves through that lens,” said District Attorney Lori Frugoli. “Several members of our employee affinity groups will be sharing their experiences in our community. With recent events, both local and national, now is the time to show our support for those who are strong enough to ‘Stand Up to Hate’ by sharing their experiences with us.”
The event will include a viewing of the milestone documentary film and an appearance by filmmaker Patrice O’Neill.
To follow the progress of Not in Our Town locally, check its Marin County Facebook page.
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Lori FrugoliDistrict AttorneyCounty of Marin
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