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Moving Past Hate

Monday, April 8, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Reeve Union Ballroom, UW Oshkosh, 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh

Moving Past Hate Banner Image“The Gift of Our Wounds” authors Pardeep Singh Kaleka, a Sikh, and Arno Michaelis, a former white supremacist, share a message of forgiveness and compassion while addressing a host of social issues, including violence, racism, sexism, homophobia, religious intolerance, Holocaust remembrance and genocide prevention.

The co-authors are also co-founders of Serve2Unite. They will speak about how to understand incidents of hate and how to intervene when encountering hateful acts or incidents. Kaleka, who lost his father Satwant Singh Kaleka in the August 5th, 2012 Sikh Temple shooting in Oak Creek, and Michaelis, a former white supremacist who helped to start a gang back in the late 1980s that produced the August 5th shooter, founded Serve2Unite in 2013 to share their message of forgiveness after hate.

Also speaking will be Masood Akhtar, founder of We Are Many United Against Hate, a Madison based non-partisan, non-profit, state-wide organization of common people seeking equal protection for all and united against hate, bigotry and racism. He speaks inspiringly about how we can unite against hate.

Offered by UW Oshkosh in partnership with We Are Many-United Against Hate and sponsored by: Academic Support for Inclusive Excellence, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Department of Religious Studies and Anthropology, Inclusive Excellence Council and IDEA Committee.

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