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Learning From Michigan: 
How to Stand Up to Hate Together
NIOT Executive Producer, Patrice O'Neill, joined by Pardeep Kaleka toured the Detroit area screening the film "Waking in Oak Creek."  

To learn more about the local anti-intolerance organizations, law enforcement, and educational institutions that set a great example of community unity and empowerment r ead the full story here .

NIOS Bullying Prevention Month Online Film Festival - October 2016

October is Bullying Prevention Month! This year, Not In Our School is excited to be hosting our first

Each day, NIOS will release a film about bullying prevention and innovative ideas from the NIOS network of educators, student-made films, and others. The films will be centered around the following weekly themes:
Week 1: Bullying Prevention
Week 2: Upstanders
Week 3: Diversity
Week 4: Student Leaders

You can follow the film festival on the NIOS Facebook Page as well as the site of the festival at niot.org! 

Coming Soon: Not In Our School
Guide to Eradicating Bullying and Intolerance and Creating Belonging

The new NIOS guide is slated for release this fall! We have taken all we have learned through decades of working with schools, and created a comprehensive program to create identity safe school climates. The guide provides an array of tools to transform schools where students of all backgrounds and identities feel valued and appreciated. Here is an overview of what the guide has to offer:
  • Plans to assess campus climate and tools to support a school-wide change towards inclusivity.
  • Staff training on identity safety, implicit bias, and addressing bullying and intolerance.
  • Classroom lessons on equity, bullying, and intolerance, and how to be an upstander.
  • Step-by-step campaign guide for student-led action.
  • Ideas for working with parents and getting the whole community involved.
For more information and to pre-order, contact info@nios.org


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I'll Walk With You,  I'll Ride With You, I'll Stand With You

The recent deadly violence against Muslims and Arab Americans is alarming. On August 12, Khalid Jabara, a 37 year old Lebanese-American man in Tulsa, OK was murdered by a racist neighbor.  The following day, in Queens, NY, Imam Maulama Akonjee and his assistant Thara Uddin were shot to death outside their mosque. 

After these hate killings in Tulsa and New York... people created hashtag messages to support safety for their Muslim and Arab neighbors.  Read the  full story here