The five year anniversary of Oak Creek
On August 5, 2012, a white supremacist opened fire inside a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI, taking the lives of six people and permanently injuring others. Today hate crimes continue to threaten our communities and Oak Creek is largely a forgotten tragedy. But the story of Oak Creek provides moral inspiration AND a strategic blueprint for how to respond to hate with #RevolutionaryLove. Valarie Kaur and the Revolutionary Love Fellows are working right now on a feature length film to tell the untold story of Oak Creek. WATCH & SHARE the teaser (above): https://vimeo.com/52729831
Here are ways to #RememberOakCreek with us this weekend…
FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH
11AM – NOON: Attend a Twitter Town Hall featuring Valarie Kaur, Vanita Gupta, Rajdeep Singh, and SAALT. Hosted by our partner the The Sikh Coalition. Follow #RememberOakCreek
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5TH
8:30AM – 3PM: Join the “Chardi Kala 6K Memorial Walk/Run” in Oak Creek, WI with the whole community: www.chardhikala6k.org. You can also join online. Valarie Kaur will be live tweeting and on FB live through the weekend along with The Sikh Coalition.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 6th
10AM – 1PM: Attend your local Sikh gurdwara to join the community in prayer and remembrance, followed by langar a free communal meal. If you are in Oak Creek, attend the prayer service followed by tributes to the departed at the Sikh gurdwara at 7512 South Howell Ave in Oak Creek, WI. Speakers include Vanita Gupta and Valarie Kaur. Please join us as we remember and rise up!