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File #: 27348    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/7/2012 In control: EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION
On agenda: 10/30/2012 Final action: 10/30/2012
Enactment date: 11/7/2012 Enactment #: RES-12-00819
Title: Responding to the tragic events of Sunday, Aug. 5th, 2012 at Oak Creek's Sikh temple
Sponsors: Brian L. Solomon, Shiva Bidar, Chris Schmidt, Tim Bruer, Joseph R. Clausius, Mark Clear, Lauren Cnare, Sue Ellingson, Jill Johnson, Steve King, Bridget R. Maniaci, Larry Palm, Matthew J. Phair, Scott J. Resnick, Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Marsha A. Rummel, Paul E. Skidmore, Lisa Subeck, Michael E. Verveer, Anita Weier
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
10/30/20121 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
10/11/20121 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, & 2.25 - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
8/9/20121 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES COMMISSION    Action details Meeting details Not available
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Responding to the tragic events of Sunday, Aug. 5th, 2012 at Oak Creek's Sikh temple
WHEREAS, the members of the Common Council express their solidarity and support of greater Madison’s Sikh-American community in the face of the August 5th tragedy at Oak Creek’s Sikh Temple;

WHEREAS, in the days that have followed, the people of Madison have been greatly inspired by the thoughtfulness and grace with which Sikh community members have placed this incident in meaningful perspective by speaking out and sharing the nature of their culture, faith, and daily experiences as Sikh-Americans;

WHEREAS, in the face of unimaginable grief, they have transformed this incident into an educable moment with deep meaning for the community at large; that through the sharing of their stories, they have helped us to understand the nature of the hatred that has been directed at their community and so many others in the days following September 11, 2001; and that their own resolve to speak out and take action in the face of the growing threat posed by hate groups has been a call to action for us all;

WHEREAS, the City of Madison’s Equal Opportunities Commission was founded almost 50 years ago with the mission of honoring and respecting all people regardless of their race, culture, gender, religion and other characteristics reflective of our community’s diversity;

WHEREAS, more than 500 years ago, the founders of Sikhism also sought to embrace these beliefs, and that these are founding values that we share;

WHEREAS, theirs is a history of living out their faith in action, of standing up against injustice and prejudice that would otherwise encumber the human spirit;

NOW, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the City of Madison Common Council extends its deepest condolences in the face of the tragic loss of six valued community members, and that we extend our thanks to the Sikh community for reminding us of the importance of the universa...

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