Not in Our Town: Hate Crimes Film & Discussion | SF
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San Francisco Main Library | 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Not in Our Town: Hate Crimes Film & Discussion | One City One Book 2012
This documentary addresses the growing problem of anti-immigrant violence in communities nationwide. In 2008, a series of attacks by a group of seven local teenagers against Latino residents of the Long Island, New York town of Patchogue ended with the killing of 37-year-old Marcelo Lucero. An Ecuadorian immigrant, Lucero had been a Patchogue resident for 13 years. Filmed over a two-year period, the documentary follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim’s brother Joselo Lucero, diverse community leaders, residents and students as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions and initiate ongoing action to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected. A panel discussion follows the film.
This program is part of One City One Book, San Francisco Reads.
Links: Event detailsCost: FREE
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