Oak Creek 10th Anniversary Remembrance

August 3, 2022

Image Source: Sikh Temple of Wisconsin

On August 5th, 2012, seven worshippers were murdered by a white supremacist at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. This August, join the Sikh community of Oak Creek to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of this tragedy. Together, honor the memory of those lost and continue the fight against white supremacy and violent hate.

The 10th Anniversary Remembrance kicks off on Thursday, August 4th with a special forum on Healing from Hate and Protecting Places of Worship. On Friday, the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin will host the 10-Year Remembrance Vigil. Saturday will feature programming and booths from local and regional vendors. And on Sunday, an Akhand Path and Kirtan will offer a closing tribute.

The Parliament of the World’s Religions will be hosting an informational booth at the Chardi Kala Community Event on Saturday, August 6th.

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Land Acknowledgment

The Parliament of the World's Religions is headquartered in the City of Chicago, the traditional homelands of the Council of the Three Fires: the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi Nations, and other tribes such as the Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Sac, and Fox. 

PoWR recognizes and respects Indigenous Peoples as traditional stewards of this land. We remain committed to the advancement of dignity and justice for Indigenous Peoples’ and their communities in the region and around the world.

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