Sikh Coalition Opens New Office On West Coast

In the past, several posts have focused on the work of the Sikh Coalition around community mobilization to fight school bullying and the launch of an educational tool. coalition.jpgAs part of the Sikh Coalition’s on-going work, it has opened a new office in Northern California to provide coastto-coast civil/human rights advocacy for Sikhs. On September 10th, over 100 attendees, including local community members and politicians, celebrated the Sikh Coalition’s office opening in Fremont, California.

The Coalition’s, Western Regional Director, Neha Singh, said:

“Fremont is nationally the heart of the Sikh community since we started, we’ve always taken cases from around the country, and a large amount of them were from the Bay Area. We thought it was now time to open an office in an area where a lot of the people requesting our services were.”

Established immediately following the 9/11 attacks to voice the concerns of Sikhs, the Sikh Coalition is focused on protecting Sikh civil/human rights through legal advocacy and community empowerment. The Fremont office will employ a Western Regional Director, attorney, and community organizer. Although the office is located in Fremont, the Sikh Coalition wants to serve the entire Bay Area Sikh community.

Among other things, the office will provide direct legal services to anyone whose civil or human rights are violated; promote appreciation for diversity through education; and foster civic engagement in order to promote local community empowerment.

The Coalition will first survey the Sikh population in the Bay Area to better understand the communitys concerns in order to develop effective strategies. Those of you living in the Bay can expect to be asked to participate in the survey at your local Gurdwara by a Sikh Coalition volunteer in the near future.

The new office is located at 39465 Paseo Padre Parkway, Suite 3550; Fremont, California 94538 (510.659. 0900) – next to the Fremont Hall of Justice. The office is currently looking for volunteers, interns, and a community organizer. Please visit www.sikhcoalition.org for more information.

According to Prabhjot Singh, Sikh Coalition Board Chairman:

“For years Sikhs have suffered discrimination without redress. Our new Western Region office is a chance to organize and secure the American dream of equality and justice for all. It is an integral part of our strategic plan to provide coast-to-coast coverage and establish a national platform for mobilizing the Sikh community.

Please check-out this short news report on the Sikh Coalition in the Bay Area: Sikh Coalition in the Bay Area!


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4 Responses to “Sikh Coalition Opens New Office On West Coast”

  1. JS Bedi says:

    Can you pl email me / or call me…..I need your Fremont number asap…..I need to talk to you about somebody in custody……his mini Kirpan is being treated as a "Concealed Weapon"

    JS Bedi

    India Post

    [Your information has been forwarded to the Sikh Coalition. You can contact them directly via this link – Admin Kaur]

  2. JS Bedi says:

    Can you pl email me / or call me…..I need your Fremont number asap…..I need to talk to you about somebody in custody……his mini Kirpan is being treated as a “Concealed Weapon”
    JS Bedi
    India Post
    [Your information has been forwarded to the Sikh Coalition. You can contact them directly via this link – Admin Kaur]

  3. Amolak Singh says:

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa

    Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

    First accept my heartiest late congratulations on the opening of our New office at west coast in Fremont, Ca. It was needed long ago let me just say better late than never.

    I do get info off and on from media and internet makes me feel so proud of Sikh Coalition. Keep the same our good wishes and ARDASSES are with you.

    This is an important matter to take care I do believe that your interfearance is needed in this case!!!!!

    Please contact Iqbal Singh Giani ji at West Sacramento Gurdwara Saheb ji at his cell phone number 916-821-3825. This family been through hard time and still going through for his only 12 year old son got injured at school. Young boy been through quiet a big surgery to his foot and more than a month in the bed with the bad experience with the school staff. Cut short they do need some ones help and I could not think any body else but Sikh Coalition.

    Please send me also contact numbers and contact person in Fremont office. In case if they need to come to office I will help them to bring them to bay area. my cell is 916-380-0809 feel free to call me in case.

    Our community suffer a lot becouse of not having enough language skill. It makes it harder when you are new from India!!

    Please then at earliest possible. My best wishes and regards to all in the office

    Amolak Singh

    916-381-0809

    [Your information has been forwarded to the Sikh Coalition. You can also contact them directly via this link – Admin Singh]

  4. Amolak Singh says:

    Waheguru ji ka Khalsa

    Waheguru ji ki Fateh.

    First accept my heartiest late congratulations on the opening of our New office at west coast in Fremont, Ca. It was needed long ago let me just say better late than never.

    I do get info off and on from media and internet makes me feel so proud of Sikh Coalition. Keep the same our good wishes and ARDASSES are with you.

    This is an important matter to take care I do believe that your interfearance is needed in this case!!!!!

    Please contact Iqbal Singh Giani ji at West Sacramento Gurdwara Saheb ji at his cell phone number 916-821-3825. This family been through hard time and still going through for his only 12 year old son got injured at school. Young boy been through quiet a big surgery to his foot and more than a month in the bed with the bad experience with the school staff. Cut short they do need some ones help and I could not think any body else but Sikh Coalition.

    Please send me also contact numbers and contact person in Fremont office. In case if they need to come to office I will help them to bring them to bay area. my cell is 916-380-0809 feel free to call me in case.

    Our community suffer a lot becouse of not having enough language skill. It makes it harder when you are new from India!!

    Please then at earliest possible. My best wishes and regards to all in the office

    Amolak Singh

    916-381-0809

    [Your information has been forwarded to the Sikh Coalition. You can also contact them directly via this link – Admin Singh]