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The Sikh Coalition News
July 12, 2013

Remembering Oak Creek: What Can I Do?

(New York, NY) – Last year's mass shooting at a gurdwara in Oak Creek, WI shocked our collective conscience. A year later, the Oak Creek sangat is organizing the Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Walk and Run to be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013.

If you cannot attend that event, we call on you to show your support by organizing or participating in a Day of Seva (selfless community service) in your local city on the same day. Many sangats have already committed to a Day of Seva on August 3, 2013-- won’t you follow their lead?

Three ways to take action a year after the tragedy in Oak Creek:

Join in the Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Walk and Run in Oak Creek, WI on August 3, 2013.


Organize/Participate in a Seva (Community Service) Project in Your City on August 3, 2013 - Click here for toolkit and resources to help get you started.


Send a message of support to the survivors and victims’ families.


While last year’s tragedy was and continues to be difficult, it molded us all together, Sikh and non-Sikh, to move forward through our combined strength and eternal optimism for humanity. For Sikhs, this spirit is called Chardi Kala. In the spirit of Chardi Kala, as we approach the one-year anniversary of the horrific crimes that forever altered Sikh and American history, we urge all to never forget August 5th, to continue to learn from that day and march full force ahead in unity.

As always, the Sikh Coalition urges all Sikhs to practice their faith fearlessly.

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