SAN LEANDRO, CA: The City of San Leandro invites the community to attend a film screening of the documentary “Not in Our Town: Northern California.” Guest moderator Mayor Pauline Russo Cutter will lead a discussion amongst community leaders about how to stop hate and build an inclusive and equitable community for all following the documentary showing. Refreshments will follow this film and panel discussion.
WHAT: United Against Hate Event San Leandro
Film screening of the documentary “Not in Our Town: Northern California” followed by a moderated panel discussion
WHEN: Saturday, November 23, 2019
2:00-3:00 PM: Documentary Screening
3:05-3:30 PM: Panel Discussion
3:35-4:00 PM: Light Refreshments
WHERE: San Leandro Main Library
300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA 94577
The 60-minute documentary, “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. Californians are finding innovative ways to respond when hate happens in cities.
“Since being elected as Mayor, I am proud of my Community Conversations series that has brought speakers to San Leandro. These speakers have provided thought-provoking discussions on a variety of contemporary topics facing our nation,” noted Mayor Cutter. “This event will provide yet another opportunity to break down barriers and learn from one another’s life experiences.”
United Against Hate Week (November 17-23, 2019) is a call for local civic action by people in every Bay Area community to stop the hate and implicit biases that are a dangerous threat to the safety and civility of neighborhoods, towns, and cities. United Against Hate was created by civic leaders in direct response to the sharp rise in expressions of hate in communities, and to empower local residents to take action and alter the course of growing intolerance. For more information and to find a list of other Bay Area events, visit www.unitedagainsthateweek.org.
This event is free and open to all San Leandro residents. San Leandro Stands United Against Hate posters and kindness bookmark merchandise will be available to participants.
For more information, contact the San Leandro Main Library Information Desk at 510-577-3971.