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The Gift of Our Wounds can you forgive after hate?

Rutgers University- Newark
Difficult Dialogue Week

Community Conversation - OPEN TO PUBLIC
The TRHT Center in collaboration with the Journalism Department in the School of Arts and Sciences are hosting events with Pardeep Kaleka and Arno Michaelis, the subjects of the book, The Gift of Our Wounds, written by Robin Gaby Fisher, director of the Journalism Program on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.

Engel Hard Hall RM 100 
190 University Avenue Newark, NJ 07102

Community Conversation 
2;30 pm- 4:00 pm

Reception 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm

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...

From the Publisher:

When white supremacist Wade Michael Page murdered six people and wounded four in a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin in 2012, Pardeep Kaleka was devastated. The temple leader, now dead, was his father. Meanwhile, Arno Michaelis, a former skinhead and founder of one of the largest racist skinhead organizations in the world, had spent years of his life committing terrible acts in the name of white power. When he heard about the attack, waves of guilt washing over him, he knew he had to take action and fight against the very crimes he used to commit.



After the Oak Creek tragedy, Arno and Pardeep worked together to start an organization called Serve 2 Unite, which works with students to create inclusive, compassionate, and nonviolent climates in their schools and communities. Their story is one of triumph of love over hate, and of two men who breached a great divide to find compassion and forgiveness.

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Rally for the 94%