To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin, mass shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin last August, the Sikh community in Milwaukee is holding a six kilometer run/walk in memory of the six victims of the massacre:
The “Chardhi Kala” run/walk will be six kilometers (3.7 miles), in memory of the six victims. “Chardhi Kala” refers to a sense of resilience and optimism. Participants can now register at www.chardhikala6k.org.
The event will be held Aug. 3, two days before the anniversary of the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. The event is free, but the Oak Creek temple is accepting donations to fund scholarships in the victims’ names.
The run/walk will be part of a weekend-long commemoration to remember those that were killed and wounded last year when a white supremacist opened fire on unsuspecting worshipers. A 48-hour continuous recitation of the Guru Granth Sahib (an akhand paath) begins on Friday, August 2, and concludes on Sunday morning, August 4. The commemoration concludes on Monday, August 5.