Sikh Americans Remember Oak Creek by Rallying for Justice

Exactly two years after a racist gunman took six lives and injured many others at a Gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, New Yorkers of diverse backgrounds—led by the Sikh community—rallied in support of Sandeep Singh, a Sikh American father who was run over by a truck last week moments after the driver called him a “terrorist” and told him to “go back to your country.”

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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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"Connecting with 1984" Small Grants Pool

The Sikh Coalition is announcing the "Connecting with 1984" Small Grants Pool to support and encourage 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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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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Sikh Hate Crime Targets Demand Action from NYC Government
Recent Hate Attacks Linked to Government Inaction and NYPD Discrimination

For Immediate Release
Rajdeep Singh, Director of Law and Policy, rajdeep@sikhcoalition.org | (202) 747-4944

 

August 14, 2014 (New York, NY) – Three Sikh men—all violently attacked because of their turbans in separate New York City hate crimes—today called on government and police leaders to enact policy reforms to address violence and discrimination against minority communities in New York City.

At a press conference organized by the Sikh Coalition, Dr. Jaspreet Singh Batra, a medical scientist, recounted how he was attacked and injured last Thursday on Roosevelt Island. Speaking via video because of the seriousness of his injuries, Sandeep Singh, a business owner and father, deemed his slow recovery a “miracle” after being run over and dragged by a driver in a pick-up truck on a public street in Queens late last month. Both assaults, which were accompanied by racial and religious slurs, occurred almost one year after Dr. Prabhjot Singh was attacked in Harlem. Dr. Singh joined the men in solidarity.


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Click here for a Fact Sheet on Violence and Discrimination Against Sikhs and  Other Minority Communities in New York City>>

Click here for a Video Statement from Sandeep Singh

Click here for a Statement from Sandeep Singh

Click here for a Statement from Dr. Jaspreet Singh Batra

Click here for a Statement from Dr. Prabhjot Singh

 

 

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