Sikhism

Sikh Coalition Appoints Seasoned Non-Profit Leader Sapreet Kaur As Executive Director

September 22, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/NewED.htm

Sapreet Kaur has been named as the new Executive Director of the Sikh Coalition.  Ms. Kaur was most recently the managing director of human assets strategy for Teach for America (www.teachforamerica.org), a national non-profit which focuses on eliminating educational inequity.  

Sapreet Kaur served on the Sikh Coalition's Board...

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"Turbanology" Has US Premiere At NYC Film Festival

September 21, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: SikhNet/DNA India

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/turbanology-has-us-premiere-nyc-film-festival

Turbanology, a film highlighting west's reaction to the Sikh turban and the plight of the community of the 9/11 terror attacks, drew a lot of attention at the two-day Sikh International Film Festival here.

In its seventh year, the Sikh Film Festival received 50 entries and screened 14 films on the...

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Sikh Policeman Sues Manchester Police For 'Racism'

September 16, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: DNA India

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_sikh-policeman-sues-manchester-police-for-racism_1290804

A Sikh policeman in the UK today took the Greater Manchester Police to court for alleged racism after he was asked to replace his turban by a helmet or get a "modified turban," saying it made him feel like a character in a famous TV sitcom.

PC Gurmeal Singh, 31, was...

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Sikh Police Officer 'Offended' By Turban Demand

September 16, 2009

Author: Mike Keegan

Source: Manchester Evening News

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/s/1136987_sikh_police_officer_offended_by_turban_demand

A Sikh police officer was left 'humiliated' after he was forced to take off his turban, a tribunal heard. 

Gurmeal Singh, 31, says he was 'deeply offended' after the incident, which is alleged to have happened on a training course in...

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Post-9/11 Discrimination Plagues Detroit Area Sikhs

September 11, 2009

Author: Shawn D. Lewis

Source: The Detroit News

http://www.detnews.com/article/20090911/METRO02/909110344/1041/lifestyle04/Post-9/11-discrimination-plagues-Detroit-area-Sikhs

Metro Detroit Sikhs say they have cause for concern today as they, too, reflect on the tragedy of 9/11.

Sikhs, who wear turbans as part of their religion, say they are frequently assumed to be...

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CA Kirpan Education Bill Passes 36-0 Full Senate Vote

September 1, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: The Sikh Coalition

http://www.sikhcoalition.org/advisories/Kirpan_CA.htm

AB 504 - a proposed law that would train law enforcement personnel about Sikhs and kirpans - passed unanimously through the California legislature today. The bill is just one step away from becoming law in California. It now moves on to Governor Schwarzenegger, who will hopefully sign it into law before the end of October. ...

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Sikh Meeting to Take On Prejudice

August 23, 2009

Source: BBC News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/berkshire/8216898.stm

A conference is being held in Berkshire to address what organisers say is continued prejudice against Sikhs after the 9/11 and 7/7 terrorist attacks.

Jagdeesh Singh, from the Sikh Community Action Network in Slough, said he had been punched and verbally abused twice because of his turban and beard.

Slough MP Fiona McTaggart will talk at Wednesday's event, during...

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Sikh Guard Says He Was Told to Wear Hard Hat Or Lose Job

August 18, 2009

Author: Jenny Yuen

Source: The Toronto Sun

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/08/18/10496526-sun.html

A manager of a Milton Home Depot accused of discriminating against a Sikh security guard after he refused to take off his turban for a hard hat says that the guard may have mistakenly heard he'd be "fired" instead of "fined."

"Anyone who was not wearing a hard hat was told to put one on," Home Depot assistant manager...

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Camp Gian 2009

August 18, 2009

Author: Sharanjeet Kaur

Source: SikhNet News

http://www.sikhnet.com/news/camp-gian-2009

During the week of August 9th, approximately 150 Sikh youth from the ages of 5 months – 22 years gathered at Gurdwara Vermont to attend the 11th annual Camp Gian. Camp Gian is an overnight Sikh camp dedicated to promoting the Sikh way of life and strengthening Sikh morals and teachings while emphasizing leadership within one’s sangat.

With Camp Gian...

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Sikh Student Says Thirsty Turtle Discriminated Against His Religion

August 13, 2009

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Diamondback Online

http://media.www.diamondbackonline.com/media/storage/paper873/news/2009/08/13/News/Sikh-Student.Says.Thirsty.Turtle.Discriminated.Against.His.Religion-3754630.shtml

A Sikh graduate student says Thirsty Turtle denied him service two weeks ago because of the turban that he's religiously...

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