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Get a sneak peek of the new documentary A Town Called Victoria prior to its broadcast premiere—and continue the conversation locally.

Front Range Community College’s sociology program is hosting a public screening of the new documentary film A Town Called Victoria from Emmy Award-winning Independent Lens.

Watch the movie, then join us the following week for a live panel discussion on challenging hate and extremism with local and national experts. Join us online—or in person at one of our three campuses.

Both events are free and open to the public.



When the local mosque is burned to the ground in an apparent hate crime, the town of Victoria must overcome its age-old political, racial, and economic divides to find a collective way forward.

In 2017, leaders of the Victoria, Texas, Muslim community watched as their mosque burned to the ground. “A Town Called Victoria” follows the aftermath and investigations into the fire to answer the question of how a multi-faith community can come together to heal and turn against hate.

A Town Called Victoria |  Official Trailer  |  Independent Lens  |  PBS


Screening of A Town Called Victoria

When arson strikes the local mosque, a Texas town must reckon with its troubled past.


Friday, October 13  |  Noon-1:00 pm

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Join us for a conversation about the power of faith and community in the face of upheaval and hatred.If you enjoy the film—and/or it leaves you with burning questions you’d like to discuss—please attend this special interactive live conversation with these experts:

  • Dr. Stephen Rea—Senior Researcher with the Center for Technology & Society, Anti-Defamation League
  • Caleb Kieffer—Senior Research Analyst – Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Garrett Royer—Deputy Director of One Colorado
  • Mubin Shaikh—Former Islamic Extremist, Intervention Specialist – Parents4Peace
  • Brad Galloway—Former Far Right Extremist and Leader of Volksfront, Intervention Specialist and Coordinator at the Center on Hate, Bias, and Extremism


Panel Discussion on Challenging Extremism and Hate Crime


Tuesday, October 17th

11:00 – 12:15 pm

Join Virtually or In Person:

Come to an In-Person Watch Party of the Panel Discussion:

FRCC’s Larimer Campus

Longs Peak Student Center—east conference room

4616 S. Shields Street in Fort Collins


FRCC’s Westminster Campus

The Meeting Place – room C-0574

(Near entrance 2—look for the flagpoles by the rotunda)

3645 W. 112th Avenue in Westminster


FRCC’s Boulder County Campus

Classroom Building – Community Room

2121 Miller Dr. in Longmont

FILM THEMES/DISCUSSION TOPICS: Islamophobia, hate, extremism, racial healing, multi-faith communities


For more information or accommodations, please contact: or

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About Indie Lens Pop-Up

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS‘s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents, leaders and organizations together to discuss what matters most, from newsworthy topics, to family and relationships. Make friends, share stories and join the conversation. For more information, visit

About Independent Lens

Independent Lens is an Emmy® Award-winning weekly series airing on PBS Monday nights at 10:00 PM. The acclaimed series, with Lois Vossen as executive producer, features documentaries united by the creative freedom, artistic achievement, and unflinching visions of independent filmmakers. Presented by ITVS, the series is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, a private corporation funded by the American people, with additional funding from PBS, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Wyncote Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more visit Join the conversation: and on Twitter @IndependentLens.

About Front Range Community College

Front Range Community College offers more than 200 degrees and certificates in a wide variety of programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County and Westminster—as well as online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.

About the Colorado Community College System

The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 114,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 35 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.

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