Not In Our Town Billings


The Montana Human Rights Network has assembled a form for reporting acts of hate and intolerance in Montana. It can be found here. 


Join Not In Our Town at ZooMontana on the afternoon of August 28th and be in th I AM BILLINGS photo.  This photo is a reflection of the diversity of Billings which wil be used in promoting our community.

Not In Our Town has partnered with ZooMontana, Wells Fargo, and other organizations, to provide free entrance from 12:00pm  to 4:00pm for the first 200 people wishing to be in the I AM BILLINGS photo. 

This is a great family friendly, free event to support ZooMontana, Not In Our Town, and be part or this historical moment.  Let us show other communities across the nation how Billings can join together


Our Vision

We envision an inclusive community free of hatred and intolerance, where every individual is valued and where differences are affirmed.

Mission Statement

NIOT Billings stands up against acts of hate and intolerance.

  • We educate individuals, organizations and ourselves about issues of inclusion, diversity, and Justice 

  • We facilitate courageous conversations.  

  • We and build a community of acceptance, respect and love.

Not in Our Town spirit still lives in Billings

For more than twenty years Not in Our Town Billings has stood for dignity, fairness, and equality. NIOT has stood with those being treated hatefully through words and/or actions.  A hate crime made headlines recently in Billings, but people across the city quickly responded to change the story to one of love and support.  The spirit that spawned Not in Our Town is alive and well.  Ordinary actions taken by ordinary people in an extraordinary way make all the difference.

Our community standing together sends a powerful message and creates new ways to stand against hate.  This defines Billings as a community of acceptance and respect for all.

To further strengthen this commitment, Not in Our Town Billings is planning events to encourage, guide and support all who want to find ways to stand up to hate.  Our goal has always been to help those who want to move from being just a bystander to becoming "up-standers."  Up-standers speak up and take action for themselves and others.

Not in Our Town is committed to education, prevention and creation of a positive climate where all are accepted and diversity is welcomed.  Bullying and intolerance have no place in Billings.  Not in Our Billings, Not in Our Town.


 Not In Our Town, Board of Directors

                                THE BEGINNING

 In 1993, Billings was rocked with a wave of hate crimes.  The residents of Billings, the faith community, government leaders, labor, and community  organizations pulled together to stand against hate and intolerance and to say:  "NOT IN OUR TOWN".  It was a movement that inspired a documentary series that has engaged communities around the world.  We are here to carry forth and advance that legacy.

                                    MEMBERSHIP BASED

Not in our Town Billings is a diverse grassroots community based organization.  Your action, your voices, and your money--support the work that we do in our community.  Membership Dues are $24.00 a year for individuals and $36 a year for families.  A board of directors is elected annually and consists of nine to twelve dedicated community members who work to advance the mission of the organization.  Contribute now!





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Monthly Meetings

Not In Our Town Billings meets each month; the first Wednesday at 12 m to 1 pm.  We meet in the large conference room on the 2nd floor of the Billings Public Library.  Please join us, every voice is important to our work.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Jun 7 at 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Jul 5 at 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug 2 at 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Sep 6 at 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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