Waking in Oak Tree

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From 6:00pm until 8:30pm

BRIDGES: Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity

About the Film 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 chief 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. About Not in Our Town Not in Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not in Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate. For more information, visit www.niot.org About BRIDGES: Building Respect in Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivity The mission of Bridges is to provide a civil forum for relationship building, two-way communication, facilitating mutual education, and promoting resolution of systemic concerns between interested law enforcement agencies and interested segments of the community, with the overall goal of ensuring the safety, security, and well-being of all of society without the unlawful targeting, profiling, or curtailing of rights of any individual or community. For more information, visit www.mabridges.org

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