Pardeep Singh Kaleka & Arno Michaelis
Released after the sixth anniversary of the Oak Creek, Wisconsin Gurdwara shooting, the first episode of Sikh Meets World sits down with Pardeep Singh Kaleka, whose father was shot and killed in the hate-fueled attack, and Arno Michaelis, the former white supremacist who created the racist, skinhead organization which Michael Wade Page, the attacker, belonged to and believed in.
Pradeep shares his family’s story in America, his struggles after the shooting, and how he has tried to make an impact since. Arno offers an earnest look into the mindset of a man who went to White Supremacy to find refuge in his youth, how he was able to justify those actions, and what eventually pulled him out of it. Most importantly, we look at how their two divergent paths have come together at this point in time to write their new book, The Gift of Our Wounds.