In August 2012, the town of Oak Creek, Wisconsin was rocked by hate when six worshipers at a local Sikh Temple were killed by a white supremacist during prayer services. “Waking in Oak Creek” tells the inspiring story of how the community responded to one of the deadliest hate crimes in recent U.S. history and worked with law enforcement to overcome tragedy and stand up to hate (film length 33 min).
Join law enforcement and community leaders in a discussion of
Oak Creek’s empowering response to the tragedy at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin and ways in which law enforcement and the community can work together to create a united front against hate.
Representatives from the United States Attorney’s Office; United Sikhs; Sikh Temple Sacramento; Sikh Community of Greater Sacramento; Tarbiya Institute; Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento; Sacramento State, including the College of Health and Human Services, College of Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies, Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Sociology, and the University Police Department; Sacramento Police Department, Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will be there.
There is no cost to participate in this important gathering of neighbors, community advocates, and law enforcement leadership.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED — EMAIL [email protected]
Questions or to RSVP, contact Sean Vassar at: [email protected]
or (916) 554-2907.
Requests for disability-related accommodations must be received by October 6.
Harper Alumni Center
California State University Sacramento
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA. 95819
6:00 pm — 8:00pm, October 17, 2017