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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Film About One Community's Response to Anti-immigrant Violence Comes to Eugene

Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness
 Eugene, Ore.--On October 8th, “Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness”, the third film in the Not In Our Town series, will show in Eugene at the Hult CenterNot in Our Town is a project of The Working Group, whose mission is to highlight stories of communities taking positive action to fight intolerance

"Not in Our Town: Light in the Darkness" documents the story of a town coming together to take action after anti-immigrant violence devastates the community. In 2008, a series of attacks against Latino residents of Patchogue, NY culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years.

The film will be followed by a roundtable community discussion. Participants will include Dan Tichenor, the Philip H. Knight Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon and a Senior Fellow at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, Rhian Miller, Senior Producer and Co-Founder of The Working Group, City of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, Ranfis Villatoro, an organizer with CAUSA, Oregon's Immigration Rights Coalition and Juan Carlos Valle, Board President at Centro LatinoAmericano

The program is free and open to the public. Donations accepted at the door.

DATE: Saturday October 8
TIME: 3:00 pm
Hult Center Studio
1 Eugene Center
Eugene, Oregon



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