After suffering a violent hate crime at the local Sikh temple, the town of Oak Creek, WI was awakened and transformed as the community came together to stand against hate. The NIOT film Waking in Oak Creek details the actions taken by local leaders to stop violence and curb prejudice, and now you can learn more about Oak Creek through these extra clips and extended scenes.
- Oak Creek Heroes Awarded Badge of Bravery
- Students Send a Symbol of Peace to Oak Creek, WI
- Sikh Temple Memorial: Law Enforcement Remarks
Oak Creek police officers Lt. Brian Murphy, who was shot 15 times in the line of duty, and Officer Sam Lenda were awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery in honor of their heroic actions on Aug. 5, 2012, when they intervened during a hate crime attack at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, WI.