LAST UPDATED 8/11 (see bottom)
Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa
Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
On Sunday August 5, 2012 a gunmen entered Oak Creek Gurdwara in Wisconsin and opened fire, killing six individuals and injuring 3. An entire community has been left devastated. Sikhs throughout North America and the world have come together to show the Oak Creek community support.
In efforts of continuing support the Jakara Movement has created a short presentation for children that provides answers to a complex situation. In addition to educating children about what happened, an activity to make cards for the victims' families and Oak Creek sangat follows the presentation. We encourage anyone and everyone to present this presenatation at their local Gurdwara Sunday, August 12, 2012 (links are below). If you have any questions or would like further clarification on the presentation and activity please contact us at: [email protected] and a sevadar will be in touch.
Please leave a comment or send us a message to let us know what Gurdwara Sahib you'll be presenting at, and we will do a conference call to go over the powepoint and the activity on Thursday, August 9th at 6pm (PST). Details below
Call is at 6pm PST (9pm EST)
Phone Number#: 218-936-1200
One of the Jakara Movement's sevadars - Aman - who is a professional social worker has created the following list of services available to our brothers and sisters in the Wisconsin Oak Creek area. She has personally contacted each social worker and they have agreed to do pro-bono work for victims and survivors. See the full list here. If you'd like to get in contact with our sevadar Aman or anyone else on the matter, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Here is a post by a Jakara Movement supporter that was posted and has been quoted on the tragedy of Wisconsin and what it means not just for non-Sikhs, but also for Sikhs.