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“Know Your Rights” forum in Sacramento, CA this weekend

The Sikh Temple Sacramento is collaborating with SALDEF (Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund) to host a “Know Your Rights” forum this Sunday, July 29:

KYR Forum Sacramento

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The event is free and is a good opportunity for Sikh and other residents of the area to educate themselves about their civil rights.

The official press release is below.

Despite often being victims of discrimination and hate crimes, the Sikh community is largely in the dark about their rights.  On July 29, 2012, the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) will be sponsoring a “Know Your Rights” Seminar hosted by the Sikh Temple in West Sacramento.  Local attorney and community advocate, Harjit Kaur Grewal, has been working closely with SALDEF and local Sikh community leaders to organize the seminar designed to educate members of the community about their rights.

The seminar will cover important information related to employment discrimination, hate crimes, and government resources from the following government agencies:  the U.S. Department of Justice, Local Law Enforcement Officials, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the Department of Education.

The event will also include an information session about the American Sikh Political Action Committee presented by local Attorney and community leader, Amar Shergill, followed by a discussion regarding AB1964 by representatives from the Sikh Coalition.

The Know Your Rights seminar provides an excellent opportunity for the community to network and inquire about employment opportunities with various government agencies.

The seminar will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. at the Sikh Temple in West Sacramento.  “I am honored to bring such an important event to our local community with the help of SALDEF and hope that people walk away from the seminar empowered with more knowledge about protecting their rights and educated about community resources available to them,” said Harjit Kaur Grewal, an organizer of the seminar.

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