Two years after the horrific shooting at the Sikh Temple of Oak Creek, WI, the town is coming together to honor the six worshippers who were killed that day and to celebrate the community’s relentless optimism, or “Chardhi Kala.”
The Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Run and Walk will be held this Saturday, August 2, at Oak Creek High School.
The 6K will give people the opportunity to commemorate the lives of the victims as well as connect with community members of different faiths and backgrounds. The race displays how Oak Creek has become a stronger, more unified community since the tragic event.
Not In Our Town is keeping Oak Creek in our thoughts as we reflect on the progress the Oak Creek community has made since August 5, 2012.
We will be uploading photos from the event as they come in, so check back for more!
Waking in Oak Creek will make its public broadcast debut on Milwaukee Public Television this Monday, August 4 at 6 pm CST. Make sure to join the online screening and discussion with key panelists.