The community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin recently came together to remember the lives lost on Aug 05, 2012 at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin. More than 2,000 people attended the Chardhi Kala 6K run/walk at Oak Creek High school. On Sunday, there was a tribute to the departed souls, with speakers including Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan and family members of the victims. We caught up with Navi Gill, who is featured in Off the Menu: Asian America.
Gill was a college student when director Grace Lee filmed him at the temple, talking about how food played a role in healing the community after the tragic shooting, which killed six people and injured four more.
In Off the Menu: Asian America, we see the role of food in healing the community — within the Sikh community and beyond. Does food continue to play a strong role in the healing process?