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The Gift of Our Wounds: Book Discussion & Conversation with the Authors

Join us for a very special conversation with Arno Michaelis and Pardeep Singh Kaleka, authors of The Gift of Our Wounds, the inspirational true story of a Sikh and a former white supremacist who find forgiveness after hate.

Pardeep Kaleka lost his father, a leader of the Sikh commuity in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, when a white supremacist opened fire in the neighborhood temple in 2012. Arno Michaelis, a former skinhead who spent years committing violent acts in the name of white power, helped start the gang that produced the mass shooter. This is a powerful story of an unexpected friendship between two men that resulted in an outpouring of love and a mission to fight against hate.

A limited number of copies of the book will be available at the Arts & Literature Reference Desk for you to borrow. Please call 428-8380 to check on available copies or for additional information.

Free and open to the public. No registration is required. Co-hosted by the Levine Center to End Hate, the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, and the Arts & Literature Division at the Central Library of Rochester.

Thursday, November 21, 2019
12:00pm - 1:30pm
Central - Kusler-Cox Auditorium
Central Library
  Department - Arts & Literature     Subject - Book Club/Reading Group  

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