#RememberOakCreek — Write a note of support

August 5, 2017 will be the five-year anniver­sary of the trag­ic mass shoot­ing in Oak Creek, Wis­con­sin, where a known white suprema­cist entered a Sikh gur­d­wara and mur­dered six peo­ple and injured many oth­ers.

SAALT will be in Oak Creek on August 5th to join our com­mu­ni­ty and nation­al part­ners for the annu­al Char­di Kala day of remem­brance and hon­or those who lost their lives dur­ing this tragedy.

Send Your Message of Support to the
Oak Creek Community Through SAALT

When we go to Oak Creek, we want to bring as many voic­es of love and sup­port with us as we can. For those of you who can’t make it, please email a brief message of love, support, or solidarity to our communities there using the subject line "Remember Oak Creek" to lakshmi@saalt.org by Thursday, August 3rd. We will also be shar­ing a series of reflec­tions by com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers next week through our blog and on social media.

We hope that you can take a few min­utes to write a mes­sage of reflec­tion and strength to our com­mu­ni­ties. We’ll hand deliv­er these notes so that our com­mu­ni­ties know you have their backs, you have them in your hearts, and that we’re all #United4Action.

As we observe this anniver­sary, we must take a moment to see this tragedy in the broad­er con­text of racial injus­tice in our coun­try and the tremen­dous spike in hate vio­lence our com­mu­ni­ties are expe­ri­enc­ing at this time. Our diverse com­mu­ni­ties con­tin­ue to be the tar­gets of dis­crim­i­na­to­ry gov­ern­ment poli­cies and vio­lent attacks. Our response must con­tin­ue to be uni­ty. Thank you in advance for writ­ing a let­ter of sup­port, and thank you for always stay­ing com­mit­ted to our ongo­ing mis­sion of jus­tice and dig­ni­ty for all.