NIOT Virtual Conversation Series - August 2020 | Not in Our Town

NIOT Virtual Conversation Series - August 2020


Not In Our Town and our partner organizations are pleased to present a series of virtual national conversations to inform, inspire and connect our communities. 

Watch the Video of Our First Conversation

Family Members of Hate Crime Victims Speak Out on Changing Hearts, Minds and the Law

As we remember hate crime attacks this month in El Paso (August 3, 2019), Oak Creek (August 5, 2012), Tulsa (August 12, 2016), and Charlottesville (August 12,2017). NIOT, the Interfaith Conference of Milwaukee and our co-sponsors host family members who lost loved ones in a virtual conversation on changing hearts, minds and the law.

Pardeep Kaleka, Susan Bro, Dawn Collins and Rami Jabara

Watch the conversation with family members Pardeep Kaleka, son of Satwant Kaleka the president of the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin; Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer of Charlottesville; Rick and Dawn Collins, whose son Richard was killed in a hate attack in Maryland; and Victoria and Rami Jabara, siblings of Khalid Jabara, who was killed in a hate crime attack by a neighbor in Tulsa.  

These leaders shared stories of loss, hope and a call to action. They will discuss their activism, the challenges of hate crime reporting and prosecution, and the value of community action in support of families and individuals targeted by hate. 

Learn more about The Jabara-Heyer No Hate Act bill to improve hate crime reporting and prevention, and what you can do to prevent hate crimes in your community.  

Co-Hosts and Moderators 

Pardeep Kaleka - Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, Executive Director
Patrice O'Neill - Not In Our Town, CEO/Executive Producer  


Arab American Institute
Heather Heyer Foundation
Matthew Shepard Foundation
LA vs. Hate
Sikh Coalition

Presented by Not In Our Town and the Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee  

Download PDF Flyer 

Hosting provided by Hollaback!

Thank you to all co-sponsors, participants and community members for making this important conversation possible.

Stop Hate. Together.