“Responding to Hate, Public Talk and Student Workshop” will be held Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., at The Crossing, 1127 University Ave.
The talk and workshop will be led by Pardeep Singh Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, founders of Serve 2 Unite and authors of “The Gift of our Wounds.”
Pardeep’s father Satwant Singh Kaleka was murdered by a white supremacist along with five others when their place of worship in was attacked on August 5, 2012, in Milwaukee. The shooter was a member of the neo-Nazi skinhead gang Arno had helped to found in 1989. Single parenthood, love for his daughter, and the forgiveness shown by people he once hated helped to change Arno’s world, bringing love for diversity and gratitude for all life after he left hate groups in 1994. Since his father was killed Pardeep has become a licensed trauma therapist fostering healing and growth for his patients and working with Arno to bring about a peaceful society where all are valued and included via Serve 2 Unite. Pardeep and Arno bring backgrounds that include entrepreneurship in information technology, retail, marketing, and real estate, as well as years of experience in law enforcement, education, and mental health.
Cosponsored by UW Morgridge Center; UW Multicultural Student Center; UW Gender and Sexuality Campus Center; Millenial Action Project – MAP – UW Madison Student Chapter; UW Center for Religion and Global Citizenry; Pres House; Sikh Student Association UW-Madison; Hillel Foundation; Sikh Academy of Madison; We are Many: United Against Hate; Madison-Rafah Sister City Project; Madison Area Urban Ministry; St. Dunstans Episcopal Church; WI Voices for Peace; Grace Episcopal Church; Community of Hope UCC
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