Sikhs doing Seva
For many of us school is out and the holidays are upon us. Throughout the season, many Sikhs throughout the world engage in seva to support members of the community in which they live. We expect this year to be no different. We hope that commenters will use this section to highlight events or drives...
Surat-Lalkaar 2012 – A New Collaboration
Guest blogged by Mewa Singh. Earlier this year, I wrote an in-depth post, summarizing the workshops and questions raised at the Jakara Movement’s annual Lalkaar conference. I was hardly alone. Our sisters at Kaurista shared their thoughts, as did a number of individual participants. So now is...
Sikholars 2012 Call For Papers
For the past two years, the Jakara Movement has created a forum for budding scholars and researchers, working on various projects Sikh, to come together, share, and challenge each one another. Over this period, it has become an extremely popular venue for community members, activists, and researchers...
Remembering Hari Singh Everest
Guestblogged by Mewa Singh. A young and vibrant community in the diaspora, it is incumbent upon us to remember our trailblazers. Hari Singh Everest was one such person. I remember reading his name during my undergraduate days. Stumbling across the ‘Sikh Review’, when I should have been...
Reflections on Bhujangi 2011
Guest-blogged by Mewa Singh. Mewa Singh is a sevadar with the Jakara Movement. The term bhujang has a Sanskritic base and is used to refer to a small snake. The Mughals and Afghans of the 18th century employed the term as a pejorative to refer to the Sikhs as bhujangs. Try as they might, they...
150+ Revolutionaries – Answering a Lalkaar
Guest-blogged by Mewa Singh. Mewa Singh is a sevadar with the Jakara Movement. Previously, here in The Langar Hall, there was a discussion by Navdeep Singh on an important panel discussion, held in NYC, on faith, feminism, and Sikhi. Brooklynwala had asked for a comment and report about Lalkaar 2011,...
Contest: Ladoos Pink and Blue
    Crowdsourcing has its uses. Here is one. This year the Jakara Movement is celebrating its 12th annual Lalkaar Conference with the theme Kaur Voices: Exalt, Express, Empower. Hosted in Sacramento this week, June 16-19, 2011 – I am sure the conference will be a success. The email...
The First Youth Camp for At-Risk Sikh Boys
Do you know a young boy, ages 13-16 that may have: problems in school or with family exhibiting low self-esteem or low motivation making poor peer and relationship choices defiant of authority refusing to take responsibility experimenting with drugs and alcohol Maybe some of this describes your nephew,...
The Roar of a Lioness: Sikh Women in the Diaspora
Our mothers and grandmothers would be proud. If we take a moment to pause, we’ll see the amazing mobilization that is occurring in the diaspora around Sikh women’s issues, particularly by youth. I’m not quite sure if it is a legit rise in websites or events or whether we are simply...
Conocimiento 2011 – Knocking Down Myths on Immigration
Guestblogged by Mewa Singh This past week members of the College Sikhs Collaborative and the Jakara Movement – created the first Alternative Spring Break – explored the issue of immigration by visiting so-called ground zero – the Mexi/Cali border. While the surge of the Tea Party...
Immigration Matters
Immigration is a popular topic on The Langar Hall. Many of us being immigrants ourselves, if not the children of immigrants, the topic often hits home. Still anytime the topic of ‘illegal immigration’ takes place (at least here in the United States), many Sikhs believe that it is the problem...
Sikholars 2011 Presenters and Abstracts Announced
Book your flight, complete your registration, and plan on attending Sikholars 2011 now. This wonderful event will be held at CSU East Bay (Hayward, CA) from February 25-27, 2011. Having attended last year, I can say that this is one of the few forums in the community to engage in critical thought,...
SIKHOLARS 2011 – Submission Deadline Extended
After the massively successful Sikholars 2010 conference in February of this year, graduate students will be congregating again next February for Sikholars 2011. After speaking to organizers, I have been informed that the deadline for proposal submissions (due to massive requests as many students were...
Why Pay a Late Fee? 24 hours left!
Why pay a late fee, when you can register now! Get off the fence; get a friend to join you; get ready to drive to Fresno this summer as Sikh youth from throughout Northern California converge to explore, engage, understand, and love our Guru – the Guru Granth Sahib: History of the Sikh Soul. Register...
Sikholars Papers are Now Available!
The young researchers that presented at last week’s Sikholars conference have made their papers available. Until March 15, 2010 they will be available at this link. If you read the papers, we would love to hear your comments.
Sikholars Conference a HUGE SUCCESS!
Created with Admarket’s flickrSLiDR. This past weekend was the first annual Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference. From Toronto and Vancouver, from New York and Boston, some leading young researchers converged upon Stanford University. Beginning with the topic of the scholar in Sikhi, Harinder...
Sikholars Conference – this weekend!
As previously announced, the Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference is OPEN to the general public. All members of the public are cordially welcome and invited to attend the conference. The conference will be held at the Cypress Lounge in the Tressider Union on the Stanford University Campus. Directions...
Searching the Sikh Soul
There has been much in the news in Sikhdom with repercussions for years to come. The news of Professor Darshan Singh Ragi, former head of the Akal Takht, and even the Nanakshahi deserve time and commentary. I will leave those for another day. In some ways with even greater repercussions has been the...
Jakara Movement’s Open Letter to the Sikh Community
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Mobilizing the Sikh Community
Something remarkable has been happening over the past week. Whenan earthquake hit Haiti last week, individuals rallied together to raise awareness via facebook updates and email messages to raise funds and send aid to the devastated area. In a similar way, the entire Sikh community came together...
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