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2013 Past Events

No Place for Hate Week: October 28 – November 1

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate will officially designate October 28 – November 1, 2013 as No Place for Hate Week! This week, schools should celebrate their efforts to embrace diversity and challenge bullying and bias through ADL’s No Place for Hate program. Make No Place for Hate Week a time when every child and adult in your school takes steps to build a more inclusive and respectful community!



October 31, 2013 – The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

FREE ADMISSION

The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
October 31, 2013
7:00 P.M.
Lansdowne Public Library
55 S. Lansdowne Ave.

Our film this month is the 1935 classic horror film, The Bride of Frankenstein. To be shown on Halloween night at 7pm. This sequel to the original Frankenstein fleshes out, if you will, the character of the Monster. He has feelings. He has needs just like anyone else. We should attempt not to Hate him. Try to understand where he is coming from, and I don’t mean the cemetery! He wants a wife. I say Good for him. But what about the bride? Does she have any say in these plans?

Join us for a good Halloween scare, and a bit of a discussion after the film. Boo!


September 25, 2013 – A Place at the Table

FREE ADMISSION

A Place at the Table
September 25, 2013
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 2012 documentary A Place at the Table. This film about hunger in America investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions, and proposes solutions to the problem. Attendees are encouraged to bring a food donation for the Interfaith Food Cupboard at Lansdowne Presbyterian Church. Please, NO JUNK FOOD. Suggested donations include dried pasta, canned tomatoes, beans, tuna, and natural peanut butter. Stay for a discussion after the film.


August 22, 2013 – 42

FREE ADMISSION

42
August 22, 2013
6:30 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of 2013 film 42. The dramatized story of Jackie Robinson, his family, and that little fact about the integration of Major League Baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey, owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, decided to do just that. Racism? Sure. Particularly from the Philadelphia team. Home runs, stolen bases, and happy ending? That too. Stay for the discussion on race relations, after the film.

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.


July 25, 2013 – The Help

FREE ADMISSION

The Help
July 25, 2013
6:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for the free screening of the 2011 film The Help. Set in the American South during the 1960’s. A society within a society is documented and exposed when a young white woman decides to write about the lives of the black maids in her small town. Can she convince them to co-operate? What risks are involved? Bittersweet, sad, hilarious, and desperate stories emerge. And when the book comes out…..

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.


July 4, 2013 – Fourth of July Parade

This year, the 4th falls on a Thursday, and the Borough will have the Parade, etc. on that day. Union AA of Lansdowne-Fourth of July. NPFH will be marching in the Parade and you all are encouraged to join us for all or part of the parade route. We will be carrying the banner and carrying small signs. We will not be handing out any materials to the crowd. This is a great opportunity to show your support for this worthy program that the Borough has maintained for over ten years. In fact, participating in the parade counts as one of the three events necessary each year to maintain our status as a No Place for Hate Community. It is also one of the reasons that the Borough received the 2013 Barry Morrison Courageous Conversations Award from the Anti-Defamation League two months ago. The Award was on display at the Farmers Market Community Day last Sat., and will also be carried in the Parade. So join us this Thurs. at 8:30 a.m. on East Greenwood Ave., near Highland Ave. And if you have not made your donation to the Union AA in support of the July 4th events, you can do so through the above link to their website.


June 27, 2013 – How to Survive a Plague

FREE ADMISSION

How to Survive a Plague
June 27, 2013
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 2012 Academy Award Nominated Documentary, How to Survive a Plague. Learn about the early years of the AIDS epidemic, and how groups like ACT-UP and TAG helped change the course of history. Adiscussion about when these group’s radical tactics become a necessary strategy will follow the film. A history lesson for some. For others a painful reminder from our youth. Shown this June as part of LGBT PRIDE MONTH.

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.


May 27, 2013 – Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies

Needed: 2 people to carry a banner, and one or two more to carry signs. We will not be passing out any materials (pins, balloons, etc.) to the crowd. All are welcome to join us, and 20 people would be just great. If you are not running the race, or committed to march with another group, then march with us. We will assemble on Lacrosse Ave. near the Fire House at 8:30 a.m.


May 23, 2013 – Bully

FREE ADMISSION

Bully
MAY 23, 2013
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for the free screening of the powerful 2011 documentary, Bully. The lives of 5 young people, around the country, are followed over the course of a school year. Each is the victim of bullying. How can they cope? Do they survive? What could we do to help them? Is this going on in our own school district? Discussion after the film.

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.


May 13, 2013 – Lansdowne Receives Award from Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Defamation League award

Lansdowne Borough has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 Barry Morrison Courageous Conversations Award by the Anti-Defamation League. This award was established five years ago as a tribute to Regional Director Barry Morrison and his 30 years of service to the ADL, and is given annually to a school or community that has exhibited creativity and courage in engaging community members in a dialogue about diversity through No Place for Hate. On behalf of the Borough, Mayor Jayne Young and Don Verlanden attended the Board Meeting of the ADL in Philadelphia on May 13 and accepted the award. The plaque is being hung on the Borough wall of fame in council chambers, and an accompanying $250 award will be used to continue the mission of No Place for Hate.


April 25, 2013 – The Visitor

FREE ADMISSION

The Visitor
APRIL 25, 2013
6:30 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of 2007 film The Visitor. When Walter, a lonely college professor, visits his NYC condo after a long absence, he finds it occupied by a young couple. They think they sub-let. Walter thinks they are squatters. See what happens when their worlds collide. To make matters worse, the couple are in the country illegally. Bring your ideas about immigration to the discussion, after the film.

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.


March 28, 2013 – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

FREE ADMISSION

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
MARCH 28, 2013
7:00 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

Please join Lansdowne No Place for Hate for this free screening of the 2008 film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. The setting is a concentration camp during WWII. Two young boys, on opposite sides of the barbed wire fence, find friendship and trust. Where will this relationship lead them? Come, watch, and stay for the discussion after the film.

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.


January 24, 2013 – Malcolm X (1972 documentary)

FREE ADMISSION

Malcolm X (1972 documentary)
JANUARY 24, 2013
7:30 P.M.
LANSDOWNE PUBLIC LIBRARY
55 S. LANSDOWNE AVE.

As a segue to Black History Month, the No Place for Hate Committee presents a free showing of the 1972 documentary, Malcolm X. I was mighty tempted to show the 1992 Denzel Washington-starring, Spike Lee-directed theatrical release. However, along with that DVD came this feature-length documentary, Malcolm X. This must-see film includes a wealth of archival footage, including nearly every prominent African-American of the era. Was Malcolm racist? Did he endorse violence? What was his relationship with MLK and the Nation of Islam? And how did his pilgrimage to Mecca radically change his views? And did those new views lead to his 1965 assassination? Join us to find the answers to these and many other questions. As always, discussion to follow the film.

POPCORN PROVIDED. BRING YOUR OWN BEVERAGE.

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