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Light in the Darkness
Film screening preceded by candlelight vigil, followed by panel discussion, Q&A, stories
Center for Jewish Peoplehood
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 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.
Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness is a 30 minute 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.
- Diana Bishop, San Rafael Police Chief
- Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools
- Lucia Martel, Immigration and Social Services Director, Canal Alliance
- Peg Sandel, Head of School, Brandeis Marin
Location: Hoytt Theater
Cost: Free, RSVP Required
Free, RSVP Required
Additional time info:
6:00 – 9:00 pm
200 N. San Pedro Rd., San Rafael, CA 94903
From Highway 101 in San Rafael, take the North San Pedro exit and head east. The Osher Marin JCC, at 200 N. San Pedro Road, is on the right-hand side, half a mile from the freeway exit.
* The Osher Marin Jewish Community Center’s parking lot is located directly in front of the building with parking spaces for disabled patrons available.
* Additional parking is available at the JCC Annex lot, located at 210 N. San Pedro Road (just east of the main campus). In the event of multiple programs, or heavily attended events, overflow vehicles may be directed to available street parking or on adjacent properties.
* Evenings and weekends only: There is additional parking across the street at Venetia Valley School.