Waking in Oak Creek
As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives, but not their resilience. After six worshipers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community finds inspiration in the Sikh tradition of forgiveness and faith. Lieutenant Murphy, shot 15 times in the attack, joins the mayor and police as they forge new bonds with the Sikh community. Young temple members, still grieving, emerge as leaders in the quest to end the violence.
In the year following the tragedy, thousands gather for vigils and community events to honor the victims and seek connection. Together, a community rocked by hate is awakened and transformed by the Sikh spirit of relentless optimism.
Join us for the film screening and stay for a facilitated conversation in a safe space for intellectual and emotional dialogue on building community trust.
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The National Sikh Campaign has invited FEZANA to join them – this is a first step for partnership in the American Indian community in North America with the Sikhs.
Chardri Kala – Relentless Optimism