THE SIKH TEMPLE SHOOTINGS: WAKING IN OAK CREEK
Milwaukee Public Television is proud to bring this inspiring documentary to our viewers. This program profiles how the community of Oak Creek, law enforcement, and members of Oak Creek’s Sikh Temple forged strong bonds after the horrific shooting two years ago. After the documentary, InterChange Host Dan Jones interviews three of the key individuals involved in the tragedy. Dan’s guests are retired Oak Creek Police Officer Lieutenant Brian Murphy; Pardeep Kaleka, son of Satwant Singh Kaleka, who was killed in the shooting; and Oak Creek Mayor Stephen Scaffidi.
A white supremacist, Wade Michael Page, killed six worshippers at the Sikh Temple on August 5, 2012. Five men and one woman died on that tragic day. Responding Oak Creek Police Officer Lieutenant Brian Murphy was shot 15 times but miraculously survived. 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. Waking In Oak Creek reminds us that standing up to hate makes an important difference in our communities.
Watch On Air: Premieres August 4, 8:00 PM CT. See other airing times.
Watch Online: August 4, 8:00 PM CT at https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/wdc8h,
Join the Online Discussion: August 4, 9:00 PM CT at https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/wdc8h.
Whether you are watching on air or online, you can participate in the community discussion on August 4, 8:00 PM CDT. During the discussion you’ll have the chance to ask questions or make comments via email, Facebook or Twitter. We encourage you to join the conversation.
Online Panelists: Patrice O’Neill, Filmmaker and Executive Director, Not in Our Town; Kanwardeep Singh Kaleka; Oak Creek Mayor Steve Scaffidi; Oak Creek Police Chief John Edwards; Tom Heinen, Executive Director Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee; Reverend Nancy Lanman, United Methodist Deacon; Dr. Irfan Omar, Ph.D., Marquette Theology Professor
Mark Siegrist, Moderator
Oak Creek Cares: www.oakcreekcares.org
Greater Milwaukee Foundation: www.greatermilwaukeefoundation.org/donors/give-online/
Not in Our Town: www.niot.org/