June 23, 2016 (CA) – August 5, 2016 marks the fourth anniversary of the tragic shooting inside the Oak Creek Gurdwara. Our communities were forever changed when a neo-Nazi gunman entered the Oak Creek Gurdwara and killed six innocent worshippers, wounded several others, and unsuccessfully attempted to destroy the unity across our diverse nation.
On August 13-14th, we will launch our fourth annual National Day of Seva (selfless community service)
. For resources on how to organize your own event, click here
“In Orlando, our country continues to mourn over one of the deadliest bias-motivated mass shootings in U.S. history,” said Harjit Kaur, Sikh Coalition Community Development Manager. “The Sikh community knows the heartbreaking pain that comes from attacks motivated by hate, and we offer our deepest thoughts and prayers to the victims’ families as we continue to grieve.”
This August, as Sikhs across the country come together for the fourth annual National Day of Seva, we urge the nation to stand in solidarity against hate. An attack against one community is an attack against us all. Through service, let’s stand with our neighbors of all faiths, races and sexual orientation to unequivocally denounce hatred.
The Oak Creek sangat is organizing their annual Chardhi Kala 6K Memorial Walk and Run
, which will be held on Saturday, August 5, 2016, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. We strongly encourage the community to attend the 6K walk/run and to participate in the blood drive hosted by the Oak Creek sangat.
For those who cannot attend the walk/run in Oak Creek, the Sikh Coalition is honored to host Day of Seva on August 13-14, 2016 so communities across the nation can show their solidarity with all those impacted by hate crimes. Will you join those who have already signed up?
Click here for a toolkit and resources to help get you started.
If you have any questions about organizing a Day of Seva event in your city, please email our Community Development Manager, Harjit Kaur, at firstname.lastname@example.org