What: Film screening & Panel Discussion with film producer, family member of victim & former white supremacist Film: Not in Our Town: Waking in Oak Creek When: Wednesday, January 27 @ 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Where: Lexington Historical Society, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA RSVP: (requested but not required) http://www.myvillage.us/my/BRIDGES
About the Film As the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin prepares for Sunday prayers, a deadly hate attack shatters their lives, but not their resilience. After six worshipers are killed by a white supremacist, the local community finds inspiration in the Sikh tradition of forgiveness and faith. Lieutenant Murphy, shot 15 times in the attack, joins the mayor and police chief as they forge new bonds with the Sikh community. Young temple members, still grieving, emerge as leaders in the quest to end the violence. In the year following the tragedy, thousands gather for vigils and community events to honor the victims and seek connection. Together, a community rocked by hate is awakened and transformed by the Sikh spirit of relentless optimism.
About Not in Our Town Not in Our Town is a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all. Not in Our Town films, new media, and organizing tools help local leaders build vibrant, diverse cities and towns, where everyone can participate. For more information, visit www.niot.org