Remembering Oak Creek

Remembering Oak Creek

 
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Six years ago, on August 5, a neo-Nazi entered the Oak Creek Gurdwara and opened fire on the Sangat, killing six Sikh
 Americans and wounding four, in one of the worst acts of violence at a 
place of worship in US History. Join us in reflection on this terrible 
attack on our community that took the lives of Satwant Singh Kaleka, 
Paramjit Kaur, Sita Singh, Ranjit Singh, Prakash Singh, and Suveg Singh 
Khattra.

In the days, months, and years that have
 followed, we have seen the Sikh American, and wider American community,
 join together to dedicate themselves to Seva (selfless service), to 
hosting events to dispel misconceptions about Sikh Americans, and to 
support the families of the victims.

In the aftermath of this tragedy, as 
Americans we have shown that we are stronger when we come together as 
one people, and a unified nation.

In spite of the progress we have made as
 a nation and as a community there is still a lot of work to be done. In
 this past year we have seen a rise in hate crimes as stated by the FBI and even this past week there was a hate crime
 committed near San Jose, CA. “At a time when divisive rhetoric has 
taken over our country, we have to remain vigilant while still staying 
in steadfast to our beliefs and principles,” said SALDEF Executive 
Director Baldev Singh. “The Oak Creek sangat remains a shining example 
for how Sikhs should be and help us keep renewed spirits of Chardhi 
Kala.”




   







Join us to the honor the memory of the 
Sikh Americans killed at the Oak Creek Gurdwara by sharing your thoughts
 and prayers for the families or the wider American community, via email
 or connecting with us on SALDEF’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #RememberOakCreek.

As always, we encourage you to practice your faith freely and with pride.




Source:https://www.theindianpanorama.news/unitedstates/remembering-oak-creek/

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