Executive Producer, Not In Our Town
Patrice O’Neill is a filmmaker and CEO of the Oakland-based non-profit strategic media company, The Working Group, and leader of Not In Our Town (NIOT), a movement of people across the country working to build safe, inclusive communities for all. Her film Not In Our Town began as a half-hour PBS special and turned into a dynamic movement that thrives in communities across the U.S. and around the world. For the past 20 years, O’Neill has collaborated with hate crime victims, activists, civic leaders and law enforcement to develop the NIOT model for hate crime response and prevention. Recognized as a pioneer in impact media producing, she served as a Sundance Media Advisor at the Skoll World Forum. O’Neill’s films include the PBS film Light in the Darkness and Waking in Oak Creek about the transformation of a community after hate crime killings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
O’Neill and her team are currently in production on Repairing the World, a PBS documentary and community engagement project focused on the powerful actions of Pittsburgh leaders and residents to counter hate and anti-Semitism and build community resilience in the aftermath of the traumatic attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in October 2018.