Town of North Hempstead joins with residents to combat hate

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Caption: IMG_0309: Town officials show their support for the “Not In Our Town” initiative. Caption: Not in Our Town Sign.jpg: The “Not In Our Town” signs to be distributed at locations across the Town of North Hempstead.

Town of North Hempstead Supervisor Judi Bosworth, the Town Board and North Hempstead’s Asian American Advisory Committee have announced that the town will be distributing free “Not In Our Town” lawn signs for residents in North Hempstead. The signs will be available at facilities across the Town.

“With input from our residents, we put a new spin on North Hempstead’s ‘Not In Our Town’ initiative by creating signs that feature a message of unity in different languages,” said Bosworth. “We believe that these lawn signs are a small way to bring everyone together and show that we can join to stop hate together. North Hempstead is an extremely diverse and welcoming community, and we are proud to celebrate all that makes us unique and special.”

The town joined with its Asian American Advisory Committee to develop the signs. They were designed to help increase the dialogue with the community in an effort to promote kindness and compassion.

The lawn signs feature the “Not In Our Town” initiative and messages to stop hate in: Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hebrew Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and Thai.

The signs will be available for pick up at the front desk at the following locations:

North Hempstead Town Hall – Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 220 Plandome Road, Manhasset

Gold Coast Arts Center – Monday to Wednesday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. – 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck

“Yes We Can” Community Center – Daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. – 141 Garden Street, Westbury

Michael J. Tully Park – Daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. – 1801 Evergreen Avenue, New Hyde Park

Landmark on Main Street (The Jeanne Rimsky Theatre) – Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – 232 Main Street, Port Washington

The Town’s “Not In Our Town” initiative addresses issues of hate, bullying, and intolerance with the goal of building safe, inclusive communities for all. The Town continues to support this movement today. The Town of North Hempstead became involved in the “Not In Our Town” program in 2017.

For more information, please call 311 or 516-869-6311.

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