Not In Our Town
In 2008, an Ecuadorian immigrant was killed in a hate crime in Patchogue, New York, but instead of destroying the community, it actually brought people together. In that spirit, WUSF and Community Tampa Bay brought a documentary on the story to the Bay area. University Beat on WUSF TV has more.
It took the brutal murder of a Hispanic immigrant for one Long Island community to say “not in our town.” Now USF, WUSF and “Community Tampa Bay” are teaming up to share a message of inclusion for the Bay area, directed particularly at immigrants and high school students. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 has the story.
Clearwater Police Officer Sergio Fidelis says, in his experience, immigration-related issues are the biggest causes of discrimination and hate crimes currently. Also, Nestor Ortiz, a consultant with Community Tampa Bay, shares his thoughts on how such discrimination can be handled.
Sarah Ogdie, Program Specialist at Community Tampa Bay, talks about her group‘s “Anytown” program, which is targeted at high school students from around the area.
WUSF's Not In Our Town webpage
Not In Our Town webpage
Community Tampa Bay webpage
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Mark Schreiner has been the producer and reporter for "University Beat" on WUSF 89.7 FM since 2001 and on WUSF TV since 2007. He has worked as an anchor, reporter and producer at radio stations in Tampa and his native Chicago since 1992.