PRIDE CONFERENCE TO SCREEN “NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS” PBS DOCUMENTARY

Consolidated Association of PRIDE, Fronteras Desk, Q Vegas, the Tropicana, SNAPI and Not In Our Town Partner to Host PRIDE Conference and Screen “Not In Our Town: Light In The Darkness” PBS Documentary

Las Vegas, NV February 16, 2012 – The Consolidated Association of Pride (CAPI) is proud to invite you to cover the four-day Annual CAPI Conference scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2012 at the Tropicana Hotel. The event is to feature local and regional speakers, discussion panels, workshops, and training sessions aimed at helping PRIDE organizations and other non-profits throughout the Western United States enhance their annual celebrations and events.

The conference will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 23rd and 24th, 2012 from 9:00 to 4:00 PM at the Tropicana Hotel & Casino.
This years’ conference features three opportunities to watch the PBS Documentary Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness that tells the story of the town of Patchogue, Long Island and how their community came together to take action after an anti-immigrant hate crime devastated the community. The Not In Our Town movement has spanned more than 15 years and has included the grassroots efforts of communities fighting hate across the country. To find out more, visit www.niot.org.

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness showings are free and open to the public; scheduled for 10am, 12pm, and 2pm on Saturday, March 24th, 2012. A panel discussion will follow the 2pm screening.

If you would like to interview the filmmaker or characters from the film, please contact Ashley Rodriguez, asrodriguez@kpbs.org.

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CAPI: The Consolidated Association of Pride, Inc. (CAPI) is a California 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation made up of GLBT Pride coordinators in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah New Mexico and the country of Mexico. Encompassing a full range of membership, member committees range from some of the largest in the world (San Francisco and Christopher Street West), to some of the smallest, with midsize events well represented in the rank-and-file.

Southern Nevada Association of Pride, Inc. [SNAPI] To educate the community by invoking, promoting, and celebrating lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender pride.

Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, produced by The Working Group, is the third installment in the national PBS series “Not In Our Town,” which highlights community response to hate. Viewer guides and additional resources are available at NIOT.org/lightinthedarkness. Major support for this program was provided by PBS, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust.

Fronteras: The Changing America Desk is an unprecedented, multimedia collaboration among seven public radio stations. Fronteras stories deal with the complex and controversial southwestern border with Mexico, including security, immigration, drugs, weapons smuggling and the changing face of America’s demographics.

KNPR: Nevada Public Radio was incorporated in December, 1975 as an independent, Nevada non-profit corporation. Its flagship station, KNPR signed on the air March 24, 1980 as Nevada’s first National Public Radio (NPR) affiliated station.

QVegas is a monthly, full color, glossy magazine that has served as the voice of the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) community in southern Nevada since its inception in 1978 as The Vegas Gay Times. Over the past three decades, QVegas has remained a constant force in the LGBT community, both within the Las Vegas area and the world at large. For more information, visit http://www.qvegas.com/.

Tropicana Hotel & Casino located at: 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109. Tropicana Las Vegas redefines the expectations of today’s global travelers with a recently completed major transformation which provides a true resort experience. The South Beach inspired changes include new, best-in-class hotel rooms and suites, a new casino, new restaurants, bars and more than four acres of tropical pool area. Exceptional entertainment includes Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, Gladys Knight, and the Las Vegas Mob Experience, an interactive entertainment experience.

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