On August 5th, 2012, Paramjit Kaur, 41; and five men: Satwant Singh Kaleka, 65, the founder of the Gurdwara; Prakash Singh, 39, an assistant priest; Sita Singh, 41; Ranjit Singh, 49; and Suveg Singh, were murdered by a white supremacist. 65-year-old Punjab Singh remains in a coma. The SIkh community launched Serve 2 Unite in response. Since then, S2U has become an ongoing engine of peace and cooperation, bringing people from all ethnicities, nationalities, spiritual traditions, sexual orientations, ages, and genders together in a fearlessly creative celebration of friendship, understanding and service to others.
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On February 4th, 2014, S2U Student peacemakers from 8 schools across Milwaukee, grades 2-12, along with educators, parents, community orgs like Running Rebels Community Organization, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort, Hours Against Hate, Arts @ Large, The Forgiveness Project, Against Violent Extremism, Over My Shoulder Foundation, Pabst Theater, and Milwaukee Turners, musicians R.A.S. MOVEMENT and SKAI Academy, great private sector supporters like Hupy and Abraham, S.C., academic partners Marquette University Future Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Institute of World Affairs-Center for International Education, Mayor Tom Barrett, and James Santelle from the US Attorney’s Office–all gathered to pack historic Turners Ballroom in a celebration of fearless creative expression and interdependence. We worked together to bring wonderful artistic intentions of love to life.
This is how we respond to hate crime.