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Hate Crime Documentary Not In Our Town Screens at 10 Libraries

Originally published Nov. 23, 2011

What would you do if one of your neighbors was killed in a hate crime?

Sno-Isle Libraries will host screenings and public discussions of a new PBS documentary, “Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness,” at 10 community libraries. These screenings are part of Sno-Isle Libraries’ “Issues That Matter” series of programs that encourage important community dialogue.

  • Arlington Library, 12/6, 6:30 pm
  • Camano Island Library, 12/12, 9 am
  • Granite Falls Library, 11/28, 6 pm
  • Lake Stevens Community Center, 12/15, 6 pm
  • Langley Library, 12/29, 6:30 pm
  • Lynnwood Library, 12/15, 3 pm
  • Mountlake Terrace Library, 12/13, 6:30 pm
  • Mukilteo Library, 12/12, 6:30 pm
  • Snohomish Library, 12/12, 6:30 pm
  • Stanwood Library, 12/15, 1:30 pm
“Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness” tells the story of residents of a Long Island village taking action after a local immigrant is killed in a hate crime attack by seven teenagers. While starkly revealing the trauma of hate, the film provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence.

The hour-long documentary, narrated by Academy Award® nominee Alfre Woodard, will be followed by a discussion about what local residents can do to stop hate in their community. Communities across the country use the film to initiate dialogue about intolerance and anti-immigrant violence.

For specific screening information, visit The screenings and discussions are funded by the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation.

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