‘Not In Our Town: Class Actions’ Premieres February 13 on PBS

February 13, 2012
The new PBS documentary "Not In Our Town: Class Actions" profiles student leaders working together with community members to create change in the wake of racism, anti-Semitism and the traumatic consequences of bullying. The documentary premieres on PBS on February 13. Check local listings for show times.

University of Mississippi students peacefully confront old divisions and the Ku Klux Klan by turning their backs on hate; hundreds gather on the Indiana University campus to light menorah candles after anti-Semitic attacks on campus; and a massive circle of Southern California high school students break the silence about bullying at school with a loud and united chant: "Not in our school." These stories of courageous, innovative action in three American towns show how young leaders are stepping up to confront intolerance, and finding creative ways to affirm their core values.

In conjunction with the PBS broadcast, local officials, civic leaders, schools, community organizations and public media partners across the country are hosting public screening events and launching innovative local Not In Our Town and Not In Our School action campaigns to engage and empower their youth leaders and make their communities safer. Visitwww.niot.org/classactions to watch the film trailer, organize a public screening event or apply for an educator mini-grant to launch a local school campaign.

"Not In Our Town: Class Actions" is narrated by "Survivor" winner Yul Kwon. The film was directed by Patrice O'Neill and produced by The Working Group. Major support for the program is provided by PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust. Additional support has been provided by the Reva and David Logan Foundation and Public Welfare Foundation. 

Details: For more information, visit www.niot.org and www.notinourschool.org.