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Image via American Turban. If you didn’t know, now you know. Visit his blog at: American Turban.
Poster found currently on display at The Jazz Heritage Center in San Francisco. The image is from the One Nation Under Surveillance Exhibit hosted by the Asian Resource Gallery in 2006.
Day of Action in Elk Grove, CA to find the killers of Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal. If in the area, please help on October 16th. For more info visit the facebook page here.
On March 4, 2011, Surinder Singh and Gurmej Atwal, two elderly Sikh friends, were out on their regular afternoon walk in Elk Grove, California, when they were shot in a drive-by shooting in broad daylight on residential street. Both men tragically died and the area’s Sikh and Elk Grove community were left reeling by the attacks. [American Turban]
Image from Jakara Movement circa 2008.
Image from a show at the Sol Collective in Sacramento in December 2010.
Too late for this one - this image is from the callout to Sikh youth by Jakara Movement to join their Alternative Spring Break 2011.
This past week members of the College Sikhs Collaborative and the Jakara Movement – creating the first Alternative Spring Break – explored the issue of immigration by visiting so-called ground zero – the Mexi/Cali border. While surge of the Tea Party movement has helped bring nativist sentiments to the fore, the Sikh-American response on the issue has been largely muted. In 2006, we saw huge protests calling for a more free immigration policy, led largely by our Chicano/a and Latino/a brothers and sisters, as is too often the case, Sikhs, who are also directly affected by issues of immigration – both documented and undocumented – remain passive bystanders to the national debate. [jakaramovement]
Don’t fret. I’m sure they’ll have another one next year. Image circa 2011 created by NSM Graphics.
An event called When Lions Roar remembering the 1984 riots of Sikhs in India.
The 1984 Anti-Sikh riots, also referred to as the 1984 Anti-Sikh Pogroms or Massacres, were four days of violence in northern India, particularly Delhi, during which armed mobs belonging to Indian National Congress, killed unarmed Sikh men, women, and children, looted and set fire to Sikh homes, businesses and schools, and attacked Gurdwaras. [link]
The event was hosted by the Sikh Activist Network in Toronto circa 2010.