We're always excited by the innovative methods Not In Our Town groups use to stand up to hate. Enjoy these inspiring stories from a few of them:

Findings From Study on NIOT Impact in Illinois

Exciting news! The NIOT Bloomington-Normal, IL chapter and the  Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development  will present their findings from a major study on inequality, segregation, and the effectiveness of Not In Our Town on Tuesday, May 9. Learn more>

Long Islanders Hold NIOT Unity, Anti-Hate Event

"I will tell you the minute I heard the phrase 'not in our town,' I said 'that's it,' not in our town, because we are determined that hate and bigotry and intolerance has no place in the Town of North Hempstead." Read more>

NIOT "Reducing Prejudice" Series in Bowling Green 

NIOT Bowling Green has partnered with the BGSU Office of Multicultural Affairs to host a three part series aimed at reducing prejudice. 

Part 1: The Power of Words: Microaggressions and How to Respond 
- April 20th  Learn more>

Part 2: A Discussion of 'Ismshappening 
- May 17th.

Part 3: Safe Zone Training: A Focus on LGBTQ and Ally Building 
- June 1st.   Learn more>

A Stand Against Racism in Marshalltown

NIOT leaders and Marshalltown residents - including small children, students, law enforcement, local business owners, and senior citizens - gathered to celebrate diversity. 

NIOT Leader Receives Peace Award

Congratulations to NIOT leader,  Mike Matejka  for receiving the Grabill-Homan Peace Prize in recognition of his commitment to community peace and justice activities in Bloomington-Normal! Bravo Mike! Read more>

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