Around Town: Not in Our Town – Light in the Darkness

Special Film Screening

Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness

Saturday, September 10


Free and Open to the Public

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd. – Rocky River

Part of Not In Our Town National Week of Action, September 18-24


This film tells the story of the residents in a Long Island community taking action after a local immigrant is killed in a hate crime attack.


In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years. Over a two-year period, the story follows Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.


The story provides a blueprint for people who want to do something before intolerance turns to violence.


Click here for more information about this screening or call Bob Bemer at 440.333.2255


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