PBS film Waking in Oak Creek

Event Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014 - 6:00pm

FILM: WAKING IN OAK CREEK

presented by Not In Our Town and the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office

ABOUT THE FILM

A Community Rocked by Hate is Awakened and Transformed

The documentary Waking In Oak Creek profiles a suburban town rocked by hate after six worshippers at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin are killed by a white supremacist. In the year following the attack, the mayor and police chief lead the community as they forge new bonds with their Sikh neighbors. Young temple members and a police lieutenant, shot 17 times in the attack, inspire thousands to gather for events and honor the victims. After one of the deadliest hate crime attacks in recent U.S. history, the film highlights a community and law enforcement working together to overcome tragedy, stand up to hate, and create a safe town for all.

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The film was produced in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office as part of the Not In Our Town: Working Together for Safe, Inclusive Communities Initiative.

Documentary - 34 minutes

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