[Victory] Over 50 Errors on Sikhs Corrected in Textbooks

After nearly six years of on-the-ground advocacy work led by the Sikh Coalition, the Texas Board of Education voted on November 21, 2014, to approve textbooks that have corrected over 50 inaccuracies about the Sikh faith and its relationship to history.

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DOJ Settlement of Sikh Complaint Will Protect 100,000+ School Children

On November 18, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it had entered into a second settlement agreement with the DeKalb County School District, near Atlanta, Georgia which will require DeKalb County to engage in comprehensive measures to prevent and respond to complaints of peer-to-peer bullying and harassment of its 100,000 students, including Sikh students, based on their religion and/or national origin. Click here to read more >>

Hundreds of Californians Take on Sikh Awareness This November

For the past several weeks, across the state of California, the Sikh Coalition has joined efforts with community members to recognize Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month, a resolution that was passed earlier this year by California State Legislature. California is the only state in the nation to pass a month long resolution recognizing and celebrating contributions of Sikh Americans.

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Impact of the California Workplace Religious Freedom Act or AB1964

Two years ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB1964 into law which prohibits religion-based segregation in the workplace and strengthens the legal standard for religious accommodations. Here are stories of community members who benefited from the new law.
Part 1: Meet Deputy Sheriff Harinder Kaur Khalsa
Part 2:Police Cadet Amandeep Singh
Part 3: Correctional Officer Sukhvinder Singh Hundal
Part 4: Officer Jaskirat Singh

"Connecting with 1984" Small Grants Pool

The Sikh Coalition is encouraging people to apply for funds through the “Connecting with 1984” Small Grants Pool. This funding pool supports and encourages individuals and/or groups who would like to create and deliver educational programs and initiatives to raise awareness within the Sikh community about the events of 1984 and beyond

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(Video) Congressional Briefing on the Nov. 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms

 

October 9, 2014 (Washington, DC) – While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the White House last week, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in the U.S. Congress made history by hosting the first-ever Congressional briefing on the November 1984 anti-Sikh pogroms, which claimed the lives of several thousand Sikh civilians throughout India. According to eyewitnesses and Indian human rights activists, the killings were organized by government officials and facilitated by police officials. Thirty years later, India’s new government—like its predecessors—continues to deny justice to victims and survivors of the pogroms.

 

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