Sikh Coalition Files FOIA Request for NSA and FBI ‘Raghead’ Documents

Responding to reports that NSA and FBI officials may have used the ethnic slur “raghead” in surveillance programs targeting American Muslims, the Sikh Coalition today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with both agencies demanding production of all employee emails since September 11, 2001 that contain the anti-Sikh epithets “raghead” and “towelhead.”

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[Take Action] Sports Should Bring People Together, Not Drive Them Apart

New York Congressman Joseph Crowley and California Congressman Ami Bera are circulating a new letter in the U.S. Congress to protest the decision of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to ban Sikh turbans. The new letter draws inspiration from the #LetSikhsPlay campaign.
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NYC Court Dismisses Criminal Kirpan Charges Against Sikh

A court in Queens, New York dismissed a criminal summons that was issued to a Sikh for carrying a kirpan. The Sikh received the criminal summons because he carried two kirpans into John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.

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National Day of Seva August 2, 2014

Inspired by the Oak Creek sangat's Chardi Kala 6K Memorial Walk and Run, the Sikh Coalition calls on the nationwide community to engage in a Day of Seva (selfless community service) on August 2, 2014, to remember and honor the victims and survivors.

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Second "Sikh Women in Contemporary America" Panel

On June 7, 2014, the Sikh Coalition hosted its second panel in the “Sikh Women in Contemporary America” series. Manmeet Kaur, Jasmeet K. Ahuja, and Dr. Prem Singh shared their perspectives on various issues including the Kaur identity.

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"Connecting with 1984" Small Grants Pool

The Sikh Coalition is announcing the "Connecting with 1984" Small Grants Pool to support and encourage community activism. A group of generous and committed donors have come together to offer $100,000 in small grants to 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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