Special Events

02-11-2017: Carmen Ortiz Farewell by ICNE at ICB Wayland: Pictures and Videos

01-12-2017: Carmen Ortiz Farewell by Her Colleagues: Pictures

Thursday the May 19th, 2016
(note: this event was cancelled due to short notice of the event)

BRIDGES Event : Community Action to Resist Hate Follow Up:

time: 7pm -9 pm (limited to about 30 people)
Lexington Community Center
39 Marrett Road,
Lexington, MA Tel: 781-698-4870.
RSVP here:

Wednesday the May 18th, 2016
BRIDGES Event : Community Action to Resist Hate

  1. Click here to see the flyer for the event
  2. Click here to see the pictures from this event

Friday the April 15th, 2016
BRIDGES Event on Civil Rights

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  2. Click here to see pictures from this event.
  3. Click here to see complete Video of the event from Wayland Local TV Channel
  4. Click here to see YouTube Playlist for this event.

Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2016
Public Community Event: Community Action to Resist Hate

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  2. Click here for the LexMedia video of the event.
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Sponsored by:
BRIDGES: Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity

You are cordially invited to join community leaders, government officials, and the general public to attend a screening and discussion of the

Not in Our Town film:Waking In Oak Creek  Waking in Oak Creek

  • Panel discussion to follow, facilitated by Patrice O’Neill, Executive Producer & CEO, Not In Our Town
  • Film subjects Pardeep Kaleka (family of Oak Creek victim) and Arno Michaelis (former white supremacist) will be participating

When? Wednesday, Jan 27th, 2016 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Where? Lexington Historical Society – 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420            

RSVP here (requested but not required):


About the Film
As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives, but not their resilience. After six worshipers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community finds inspiration in the Sikh tradition of forgiveness and faith. Lieutenant Murphy, shot 15 times in the attack, joins the mayor and police chief as they forge new bonds with the Sikh community. Young temple members, still grieving, emerge as leaders in the quest to end the violence. In the year following the tragedy, thousands gather for vigils and community events to honor the victims and seek connection. Together, a community rocked by hate is awakened and transformed by the Sikh spirit of relentless optimism.

About Not in Our Town
Not in Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not in Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate. For more information, visit www.niot.org

About BRIDGES: Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity
The mission of Bridges is to provide a civil forum for relationship building, two-way communication, facilitating mutual education, and promoting resolution of systemic concerns between interested law enforcement agencies and interested segments of the community, with the overall goal of ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of all of society without the unlawful targeting, profiling, or curtailing of rights of any individual or community. For more information, visit www.mabridges.org