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Light in the Darkness
Date Tuesday March 05
Time 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorOsher Marin JCC
Location Details
Osher Marin JCC
200 N San Pedro Rd
San Rafael, CA 94903
The Osher Marin JCC joins with Canal Alliance and Not in Our Town to present an evening dedicated to combatting hate and intolerance in Marin. The evening will begin with a candlelight vigil and welcome, followed by a film screening of Light in the Darkness, a panel discussion with local community leaders, and opportunities for audience questions, stories and discussion. Presented by the Osher Marin JCC, Canal Alliance & Not In Our Town.

Panelists include:
* Diana Bishop, San Rafael Police Chief
* Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools
* Lucia Martel-Dow, Director of Immigration Legal Services and Social Services
* Peg Sandel, Head of School, Brandeis Marin

ABOUT THE FILM
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a one-hour documentary about 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, New York culminate with the murder of Marcelo Lucero, an Ecuadorian immigrant who had lived in the Long Island village for 13 years.

Over a two-year period, the story follows Mayor Paul Pontieri, the victim's brother, Joselo Lucero, and Patchogue residents as they openly address the underlying causes of the violence, work to heal divisions, and begin taking steps to ensure everyone in their village will be safe and respected.

The film and program are intended for middle school students through adults.

In partnership with Brandeis Marin, Congregation Rodef Sholom, Islamic Center of Mill Valley, Islamic Center of North Marin, Marin Interfaith Council, Venetia Valley School

For more information: MARINJCC.ORG/LIGHT-DARKNESS

Free, RSVP required.

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