On August 5, 2012 a white supremacist walked into the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI, and killed 6 people. After the attack, Pardeep Kaleka, son of the slain temple president reached out to Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist. Now, 6 years later, the two are friends and working together to prevent violence. They’ve formed a non-profit, Serve 2 Unite, and recently completed The Gift of Our Wounds, a book about their backgrounds and experiences since the Sikh Temple shooting. In today’s podcast, Not In Our Town Founder Patrice O’Neill sits down with Pardeep and Arno to discuss their new book and share their stories.
August 4, 2018 - 8:14pm
August 3, 2018 - 5:22pm
Randy Blazak, who heads up the Oregon Coalition Against Hate, tells us about what his coalition of government officials, the police and community groups are doing in preparation for a rally there this weekend. How do you stand up to hate and deescalate tension at the same time?
July 30, 2018 - 1:23pm
A new documentary Whose Streets? premieres on the PBS POV series tonight. Told by the local residents and activists in the protest movement in the St. Louis area, Whose Streets? is an unflinching look at the Ferguson uprising and the movement that followed.
July 25, 2018 - 2:34am
A diary of NIOT board member Frank Duke's journey to deliver soil from the place where John Henry James, a Charlottesville resident who was murdered by lynching 120 years ago to Montgomery, Alabama, where the Equal Justice Initiative collects jars of dirt from 4,400 documented lynchings, mostly in the South. "We will learn, we will fight against ever denying anyone their dignity, their being, their life, their name, because of the color of their skin."
July 20, 2018 - 9:42am
Sad news out of Marshalltown, IA, today after a tornado hit the town on Thursday. Miraculously, no one was hurt, but the downtown area was "devastated" after what was described as a "catastrophic tornado."