It’s been five years since the attack on the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, when the calm of a Sunday on August 5, 2012, was shattered by a White Supremacist Gunman killing six innocent people and wounded others. This gunman was a member of a hate group founded by Arno Michaelis.
Please join us on December 10, 2017 at the Monona Terrace from 1:30 to 4:30 pm (door opens at 1:00PM), to hear how Arno and the victim’s son and family members came together for peaceful reconciliation and humankind.
Find out more details at our Facebook Event page.
United Against Hate flyer FINAL
Our friends at the Goodman Community Center are hosting a special free event on Tuesday, November 7th. Join your neighbors for a screening of the film Dalya’s Other Country, a poignant story of a Muslim family displaced by the conflict in Syria. The screening will be accompanied by a community meal and a town hall discussion after the film.
More information and the full schedule of events can be found at the Goodman Community Center’s website.
Watch the trailer for Dalya’s Other Country.
Our own Masood Akhtar’s op-ed piece, featured in the Cap Times, calls on us all to take a part in speaking out against growing divisiveness and hate-based speech in our country. Nationalist rhetoric promoting fear and demonization of Muslims is fueling distrust and making our country less safe. Rather than singling out one group of people, we need to be singling out hate, violence, and intolerance wherever it is found.
“America is the best country on Earth and a role model for other countries. We all need to work together to protect this country from evil and keep it safe. We have to keep reminding people that it is not white America or black America or brown America. It is the United States of America. We can only keep America safe when we all speak with one voice against those who want to divide or even destroy this country.”
Read the Cap Times Op-Ed