Must-Watch Documentary: “Waking in Oak Creek”

This powerful film documents a horrific hate crime against the Sikh community in the town of Oak Creek, Wisconsin and how the aftermath of the event brought the community closer together in unity against hate. It is a great example of how diverse communities can come together to support each other. If we could all start to forge this kind of understanding and appreciation of one another we might be able to avoid tragedies like these to begin with.

We highly recommend taking 35 minutes out of your day to watch this inspiring film presented by Not In Our Town and the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office.

Click here to watch

Clearing Misconceptions about Islam: Full video of event

On the afternoon of Sunday May 21st, the Madison Muslim Community hosted a community event focused on educating and clearing misconceptions about Islam. Around 400 people attended the event which brought in speakers from various parts of the U.S. to cover topics such as what Sharia and jihad really are as well as how women are treated. If you were unable to attend we highly recommend watching the recording of the event using the link below:

Immigration and Refugee Task Force announces Community Engagement Sessions

The Law Enforcement and Leaders of Color Collaboration, founders of the Immigration and Refugee Task Force, announced that they will be holding several community engagement sessions over the coming months as their first step towards building trust, enhancing lines of communication, and addressing concerns within the immigrant and refugee community about law enforcement.

Read more about the announcement and the Immigration and Refugee Task Force.

Schedule for upcoming Community Engagement Sessions:

Thursday, July 6th from 9 to 11 a.m. at Centro Hispano (810 W Badger Rd. in Madison)

Wednesday, July 19, 9 to 11 a.m. at the Catholic Multicultural Center (1862 Beld St. in Madison)