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Africana Studies co-sponsors viewing of "Not in Our Town"

February 20, 2012

How can WE TRANSFORM UNM? 

How can we understand past mistakes and work together to create a safe and inclusive campus?

On February 20, 2012 from 5-8:00 p.m. go to SUB Lobo A & B for free food and a film screening of Not in Our Town's latest documentary, "Class Actions."

Hear how our students, faculty, and staff are generating change - and learn how others in different towns have done it.  "Class Actions" documents three stories of students and their communities standing together in the face of ignorance, prejudice, and intolerance. 

  • Hear what happened at the University of Mississippi when a group of students confronted football fans chanting "The South will rise again!" 
  • Learn how students in Bloomington, Indiana, came together when anti-Semitic attacks arose on the eve of Hanukkah.
  • Hear how teen suicides prompted city-wide action in the town of Lancaster, California.
This event is funded and supported by Not in Our Town, a movement that has spanned more than 15 years and has included the grassroots efforts of communities fighting intolerance and prejudice across the country.  For more info, visit niot.org.

UNM sponsors for the event include Africana Studies, Associated Students of UNM (ASUNM), Caribbean Student Association (CSA), Community Learning and Public Service (CLPS), Diné of UNM, Division for Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), Health Sciences Center (HSC) Office of Diversity, Latin American & Iberian Institute (LAII), UNM League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), LGBTQ Resource Center, Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano/a de Aztlan (MEChA), Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS), Spanish & Portuguese Student Association (SPSA), Student Organization for Latin American Studies (SOLAS), and Women’s Resource Center (WRC).