Transforming Ignorant Fear Into Inspiration
On December 8th, 2015, a handmade anti-Muslim sign was posted in the common area of Woodman’s grocery store in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, about a half-mile down the road from the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin, where the same sort of fear and ignorance drove a man to murder six people on August 5th, 2012.
Continuing the practice of transforming social illness into inspiration, S2U Peacemakers from Jane Neese’s 4th grade class at Hampton School created works of art to welcome our Muslim sisters and brothers to our community. Woodman’s store manager Dave Keesey provided us a place by the entrance to hang a display of the artwork.
Thanks to the efforts of some very thoughtful young people, Muslims shopping at Woodman’s will know they are welcome each time they visit the store!