Providing Support for pbs.org

Not In Our Town

    Across the country, school campuses are incubators for innovation and social action. Historically, they are the places where young people first start to question old truths; where social change begins, and new ideas take root. Educational communities are social hubs where students from diverse backgrounds come together to shape themselves, their communities and the world. But campuses, and the people that call them home, can also be targets. They can find themselves vulnerable to people who fear change and who respond to diverse views with violence. "Not In Our Town: Class Actions" tells the stories of a suburban California school district, a mid-western college town and a college campus in the heart of the South where people are working together to stop hate and intolerance, and activating their communities to create safer more accepting environments for everyone. "Not In Our Town: Class Actions" profiles local innovators -- a teacher who starts an anti-bullying program at her school then spreads it to five districts; diverse leaders in a college town who bring students, local officials and community members together after a wave of bias attacks; and a coalition of students who take positive action when their core values are threatened.

    Visit Not In Our Town Website

    Full Episodes | 1

    See All

    Previews | 1

    See All

    PBS KIDS

    Watch videos from your favorite PBS KIDS shows with the PBS KIDS Video app for your tablet or phone.

    Downton Abbey Collection

    Bring home the complete collection: DVDs, Blu-rays, books, gifts and more. Visit ShopPBS.

    Donate

    helps all of us explore new worlds and ideas. Give Now

    Sponsored Links