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Waking In Oak Creek


Waking in Oak Creek (film, 33:38) 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 agency working together to overcome tragedy, stand up to hate, and create a safe town for all. This free resource is available for law enforcement agencies to use in their communities. This film has associated guides: Waking in Oak Creek: A guide for community screenings, Waking in Oak Creek: A guide for law enforcement, Waking in Oak Creek: Hate Crimes – Important Facts for Officers Leading Discussions of the Film,

Resource Type
Law Enforcement
Public Officials
Victim Advocacy Groups/General Community
Updated April 28, 2021