"The Gift of Our Wounds"
Thursday, November 14; 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
In association with the Racine Public Library Foundation and Friends of the Library
In August 2012, many lives were tragically changed when a white supremacist killed six people and wounded four in a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin. Pardeep Kaleka, whose father was the temple leader and a victim, was left distraught, devasted and wondering what could be done to stop this.
When Arno Michaelis heard of the attack, he felt instant guilt. Arno himself had spent years committing acts of white supremacy. But this time, this was enough, and he knew he had to stand up.
Join us for this powerful program as authors Pardeep and Arno speak of their experiences and how their paths came together.
“The Gift of Our Wounds: A Sikh and a Former White Supremacist Find Forgiveness After Hate” is the powerful story of a friendship between two men— one Sikh and one skinhead—that resulted in an outpouring of love and a mission to fight against hate. This is a story of redemption and friendship.
Following the 75-minute presentation, there will be time for a Q&A with the authors.