This Sunday, an unthinkable act of violence devastated a Sikh gurdwara in Wisconsin when a man inflamed by hate killed six innocent people. This tragedy occurred in the context of a growing wave of hate and discrimination toward Sikhs and Muslims in America-just last weekend a Rhode Island mosque was vandalized, and on Monday an act of arson burned a mosque in Missouri, which had already survived two arson attempts, to the ground.
This coming Sunday, August 12 we’ll visit Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar in Medford, MA to participate in a service commemorating the shooting victims of Sunday’s horrific attack on the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. Please join us in learning about the Sikh community and in pledging our solidarity with the greater Sikh and Muslim communities. We’ll be meeting at the Humanist Community Center at 12 Eliot St. Cambridge, MA at 10:30 AM and carpooling from there. (The address is 226 Mystic Ave. Medford, MA.) We need drivers, so if you have a car and are willing to drive people, please contact Chris Stedman at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also use public transportation to get there – click here for more information.