As mentioned last week, I will be participating in an event in Fremont, California, on April 6, called “Appear for the Disappeared“, a five-kilometer walk to raise funds for Ensaaf, a non-profit organization that is documenting and seeking justice for the thousands of victims of state-sponsored disappearances during the 1980s and 1990s in Punjab, India. During that time, innocent men and women — particularly Sikhs — were the victims of torture and extra-judicial killings in Punjab by state agencies and […]
Ensaaf (meaning “justice”) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “end impunity and achieve justice for mass state crimes in India, with a focus on Punjab, by documenting abuses, bringing perpetrators to justice, and organizing survivors.” The organization’s work has been mentioned on this blog several times. On Saturday, April 6, Ensaaf is holding a fundraising event in Fremont, California, called “Appear for the Disappeared 5K Walk” in memory of the men and women who disappeared in Punjab, India […]
The Fremont 4th of July Parade Committee is a volunteer non-profit organization that holds the 4th of July parade in Fremont, California each year. This year, one of the participating groups in the parade was Sikh Scouts Troop 600, who was featured on the Fremont 4th of July Parade’s Facebook page. Formed in 2009 in Santa Clara County, Sikh Scouts Troop 600 was the first Sikh-oriented troop in the Boy Scouts of America organization.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Fremont Unified School District Board of Education recognizes and acknowledges the significant contribution made by the Californians of Sikh heritage to our state and by adoption of this resolution, seeks to afford all Fremont residents the opportunity to better understand, recognize, and appreciate the rich history and shared principle of Sikh Americans, their religion and the tenets of their faith, and the important role that Sikh Americans play in furthering mutual understanding and respect […]
According to organizers of “Langar for Needy” they [Glide Memorial Church] were very excited to have the Sikh community as a partner and are offering full support. Bruce McKinney, Coordinator at Glide Memorial, is looking forward to have some Indian food on the menu. To commemorate the birth of Guru Nanak in 1469 (the founder of Sikhism), United Sikhs and the Fremont Gurdwara (Sikh temple) are partnering with San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church to provide a free meal to the […]