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Last night my uncle told me if they knew i was gay before 20 they would have killed me. He also said im gay cause i was molested as a kid and im on “the wrong path”…and when was i getting married? …i laughed and hung up. He comes from the same backwards place a whole minority were just recriminalized … Fuck my uncle. Fuck section 377. Im very proud to be illegal in any context. I owe that to my sikhi heritage and my mom. Also, for all the ranting about genocide i hear…i rarely see solidarity. So…fuck em all. #sikhknowledge #baagi #377 #section377 xoxox
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.