Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here (Film With Educator Guide)

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Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here takes a regional look at five Northern California communities dealing with deadly hate violence over a five-year period. Together, the stories reveal that whether the motivation is racism, anti-Semitism, or crimes motivated by gender or sexual orientation, hate is the same. But Californians are finding innovative ways to respond when hate happens here. This 60-minute film was a co-produced with KQED-TV, and is accompanied by an educator guide.

Excerpt: Not In Our Town Northern California: Redding, CA
This excerpt of “Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here” details the story of the family of Gary Matson, who was murdered with his partner, Winfield Mowder, in their Redding, California, home by white supremacists. The two brothers, Benjamin Matthew Williams and James Tyler Williams, confessed to killing the couple July 1, 1999, because they were gay, and were also responsible for the 1999 Sacramento synagogue bombings. (3:16) This film is part of the hour-long Not In Our Town: Northern California special.

Not In Our Town: When Hate Happens Here
This film includes a a tool kit of resources to help you promote discussion in your community about the threat of prejudice and hate violence. Taken from Not In Our Town Northern California: When Hate Happens Here, this three-part modular series designed especially for classroom and community screenings. These videos—Staging a Response to Hate, Summer of Hate/ Season of Healing, and Welcome Signs—are particularly relevant for teachers and organizers, because they tell self-contained, varied and dynamic stories, making them ideal for short screenings in educational and community settings. Centered in urban, rural, exurban and suburban towns, the stories show that hate happen anywhere, but people everywhere can stand up and respond. Co-produced with KQED-TV.
Click HERE to read more and purchase the DVD and download the free educator guide HERE.

  • “Not In Our Town Northern California” was co-produced by The Working Group and KQED in 2005. Visit website and purchase the DVD HERE

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