Jakara Movement Sikh Conference X – Wrap-Up

Jakara_2009_4.jpg10 years ago the Jakara conference was born;
5 years ago the Jakara Movement was born.

This year was the 10th annual Jakara Movement conference. This year we Remember 1984.

From remembering the past, reflecting on Gurbani, reconnecting with the voices of the people, rethinking the role of the media, and revering our heroes and sheroes it was an eventful Friday! Saturday included recognizing the lessons of 1984, reaffirming our commitment to the Sarbat Khalsa and Gurmata tradition of consensus building, recollecting with our brothers and sisters, reacting to their personal histories, responding to the past, and finally realizing a new reality is possible.

From evenings of recreation to days of reflection, the Jakara Movement Conference 2009 aimed to be inspirational, not only for those participating, but for the greater Sikh Qaum as well.

However, merely increasing one’s knowledge about 1984 is not enough. The Jakara Movement is providing avenues to respond and to engage with your community.

With a growing activist base, hundreds of volunteers throughout California will becoming together to host a series of events commemorating 1984. These include:

  • Sukhmani Sahib for the Shaheeds (Jun 2009) Success!
  • Jakara Movement Conference (Jun 2009) Success!
  • The Gift of Blood Blood Drive (Jun -Nov 2009) Underway!
  • Visions for Truth: 1984 Movie Screenings (Aug 2009)
  • Jakara Juniors Camps (Oct 2009)
  • Silent Marches (Nov 2009)
  • Alliance for Justice Week (Nov 2009)

We hope all remember the lesson of 1984 divided we fell; united well stand.

It is only as a collective that we will build a brighter future; it is only as a united Qaum that we have the power to change tomorrow; it is only together,

we are the movement.

For more information visit the Jakara webpage at www.jakara.org and follow updates as well as see pictures from the live-blog at j.Khabar, the Jakara Movement blog.


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6 Responses to “Jakara Movement Sikh Conference X – Wrap-Up”

  1. Punjabi Assassin says:

    It was a great experience. Congrats!

  2. Punjabi Assassin says:

    It was a great experience. Congrats!

  3. Aman says:

    I was one out of many members on the Jakara Conference team. For anyone who came to the conference, thank you guys for attending and making this year's conference a great experience.

    The conference's true success is measured by our ability to get you guys involved in the various Remembering 1984 projects that we will be doing this year. So please keep up with the events, listed above, through our website or the Jakara Movement facebook.

    For those that were unable to attend, get involved in remembering 1984, join into to the silent marches, the movie screenings, the children's camps, etc.

    Once again, Thanks for coming and we hope to see you all next year. Lets come together, as we did this weekend, and do something with the knowledge we acquired.

  4. Aman says:

    I was one out of many members on the Jakara Conference team. For anyone who came to the conference, thank you guys for attending and making this year’s conference a great experience.

    The conference’s true success is measured by our ability to get you guys involved in the various Remembering 1984 projects that we will be doing this year. So please keep up with the events, listed above, through our website or the Jakara Movement facebook.

    For those that were unable to attend, get involved in remembering 1984, join into to the silent marches, the movie screenings, the children’s camps, etc.

    Once again, Thanks for coming and we hope to see you all next year. Lets come together, as we did this weekend, and do something with the knowledge we acquired.

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