City Of San Leandro City Of San Leandro City of San Leandro
Public Information Office
City Hall
835 East 14th Street
San Leandro, CA 94577
Phone: 510.577.3351
Fax: 510.577.3340
http://www.sanleandro.org

11/5/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE CMO2019-11-5
Subject :

City of San Leandro Invites Residents to a Film Screening and Panel Discussion During “United Against Hate” Week
Contact : Patricia Mallari    510-577-3975
    pmallari@sanleandro.org

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.

 





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