Healing from Hate & Protecting Places of Worship Forum: 10-year Memorial of Sikh Temple Tragedy

Join us Thursday, August 4, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM, registration begins at 5:30 PM

Oak Creek City Hall, 8040 S. 6th Street, Oak Creek WI 53154


  • Overview of religious hate crimes and laws
  • Testimony from those who have been involved in hate and now work on violence prevention 
  • Tools & resources from federal & local law enforcement to assess the safety of places of worship
  • Best practices for the prevention of and response to hate crimes against places of worship

6PM-7:30PM US DOJ Community Relations Service Speakers

Oak Creek Mayor Dan Bukiewicz, Dr. Kulwant S. Dhaliwal, Lt. Brian Murphy , U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, FBI, Milwaukee County DA’s Office, Oak Creek PD, FEMA, U.S. Department of Homeland Security(CISA)

7:30PM-8PM Protecting Places of Worship Interfaith Panel Moderated by Former US Attorney James Santelle

Pardeep Kaleka, Sikh Temple, Rev. Walter Lanier, MICAH, Ahmed Quereshi, Islamic Society of Mke., Ari Friedman, Jewish Federation of Mke.


Light Food and snacks (samosas, veggie, coffee, tea) served (8-8:15PM)

8:15-9PM Healing from Hate Panel Moderated By Pardeep Kaleka

Patrice O’Neill, CEO/Executive Producer, NIOT 
Trailer: “Tree of Life, Repairing the World” 


Myrieme Nadri-Churchill, Executive Director Parents4Peace 
Mubin Shaikh, Former Muslim Supremacist now Counter Extremism Specialist 

Chris Buckley, Former White Supremacist now Intervention Specialist

Trailer: "Refuge" 


Sponsored by;

City of Oak Creek, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, US DOJ(CRS), Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, Sikh Religious Society of Brookfield, Sikh Temple of Fox Valley, Madison Gurudwara Sahib, SALDEF, Sikh Coalition, Wisconsin Council of Churches, WISDOM WI, MICAH, WI Faith Voices for Justice, Tikkun Ha-Ir, AME Church Mke, ABC Churches of WI, Baha'is of SE WI, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, COGIC, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-Mke, North and South Stakes, Episcopal Diocese of Mke, ELCA-Greater Milwaukee Synod, Hindu Temple of WI, Islamic Society of Mke, JCRC-Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Museum Milwaukee, Mke. Metropolitan Community Church, Moravian Church, M.T.O Islamic Sufism, Presbytery of Mke, Religious Society of Friends-Mke Meeting, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Unitarian Universalists-SE WI, United Church of Christ-SW WI, United Methodist-SE Dist, WI Council of Rabbis, WI General Baptist, AAPI Coalition of WI, Mke. Muslim Women's Coalition, Forward Latino, WAVE, Not In Our Town, Parents4Peace

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If you do not recieve a confirmation email or have any questions, please contact JC Mitchell 414-276-9050 x2 or JCMitchell@interfaithconference.org