A Sikh Museum? Possible with your vote in 4 days!
Sikh history is about to be made in North America. In December, throughout the United States, 500,000 nonprofit charities competed on a competition on the popular internet website, Facebook, for the Chase Bank Community Giving contest. The top 100 groups advanced to the second round for a chance at...
Confirmed Participants Announced – Sikholars Graduate Student Conference
Months ago we announced the first Sikh graduate student conference – SIKHOLARS, being hosted by the Jakara Movement and Sikh Spirit Foundation. Today, the confirmed participants have been announced: Ajeet Singh Matharu, Columbia University, History, N/A Arvinder Singh Kang and Amanpreet Singh...
Time for Volunteers to VOTE SIKH
Earlier I described the success of Sikh organizations in a competition being held by Chase Bank Community Giving on Facebook. Now the second round manifesto for the 1 million dollar grand prize has been publically announced. The Jakara Movement is publicly committed to use ALL money for the construction...
Sikh Community Wins Chase Bank’s Competition
Thank you to all TLH readers that voted and participated in the Chase Bank Community Giving competition. Over 500,000 organizations competed and 2 organizations from our community find themselves with $25,000 to further the community and a chance for advancement in the next round the Jakara Movement...
Humble the Poet Says GET OUT AND VOTE for Sikh Orgs
3 clicks could equal $25,000 Why would you not? Vote for ALL Sikh organizations. Stop putting it off, competition ends THIS THURSDAY!
The Sikh Slate and the Return of Billa!
Recent coverage on The Langar Hall led us to celebrate the victory in Surrey of the YOUTH SLATE. Now here in the United States we have the formation of the SIKH SLATE. 8 Sikh organizations (Ensaaf, the Jakara Movement, SALDEF, Sikhcess, Sikh Research Institute, Surat Sikh Conference, The Sikh Coalition,...
Why Haven’t You Voted for Sikh Organizations Yet?
25 seconds of your time could lead to $25,000 for your community. Don’t get Billa angry! Vote for ALL Sikh organizations. You get 20 votes! For links to the groups and directions on how to vote click here. Please help spread this video to all your friends and family! Most importantly, make...
25 Seconds Could Raise $25,000 for the Sikh Youth
3 clicks are all it takes. JPMorgan Chase Bank partnered up with Facebook to have sort of an American Idol of charity giving. The 100 charities with the most votes by December 10th will receive $25,000. CLICK HERE to vote for the Jakara Movement. There are a great number of Sikh charities that are...
Sikh Art and Film Festival – Los Angeles
This weekend Sikhlens will be presenting its annual Sikh Art and Film Festival 2009. The film festival showcases the best in Sikh movie-making talents from around the globe. It also presents a forum for aspiring Sikh artists to also come and display their burgeoning talents. A few book launches are...
1984 Remembrance Marches in California
Through Sukhmani Sahibs, conferences, scholarships, film festivals, floats, and even ongoing camps, the Jakara Movement adds the next event to its on-going Remember 1984″ campaign. This November they begin their Remembrance Marches. 25 years ago there was a government-sponsored pogrom in Delhi...
Yuba City Nagar Kirtan and the Sikh Students Collaborative
This past weekend was the 30th Annual Yuba City Nagar Kirtan (sometimes called the Sikh Parade). Thousands from all over California and beyond gathered for the weekend, doubling the population of sleepy Yuba City. An estimated 75,000 people filled Tierra Buena and Butte House roads before the beginning...
Night of the Demons – Sikhs Remembering the Delhi Pogroms of 1984
20,000 Butchered in Delhi 25,000 Made “Disappeared” in Punjab A Community Bruised A Diaspora Tarnished STILL WE RISE A Nation Never Forgets Remember 1984 On The Langar Hall, the fight for justice is rarely far from our minds. While justice remains elusive and mass-murderers promoted, the...
North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA)
Guestblogged by Mewa Singh This past weekend the North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association (NASMDA) held their 17th annual conference in San Diego, CA. The organizations website provides a brief description: Started in the summer of 1992 at Poncos, Pennsylvania, NASMDA has grown to an organization...
Sikh Film Haters – and the trashy newspapers that love them
On many occasions, I have noted my dismay at the joke of journalism that calls itself the Times of India. They never cease to provide stupid nonsensical and ill-researched articles. Here is one more example. It appears that the writer ‘Divya A’ has recently been making his/her rounds at...
SIKHOLARS: First Sikh Graduate Student Conference
Sikh scholars have a long and proud history from Bhai Gurdas to Giani Ditt Singh and Sardar Kapoor Singh with too many to name in between. Although in more recent times some academics have been seen as controversial in the community, a confident community celebrates academic conferences that provide...
Two New Sikh Scholarships for Excellence
The list of 1984-inspired Sikh propositions continue to grow. In the past, I have mentioned more than my fair share and last week my fellow langa(w)r-iter added one more. Here is another great proposal. This year marks the the creation of two great scholarships by the Jakara Movement. One aimed at...
On Sikhs, 1984, and Environmental Justice at Jakara
Last week, I wrote a wrap-up about the 10th Annual Jakara Movement Conference. Sikh Knowledge, a previously featured artist, wrote his thoughts on his blog. However, an especially important post was written by Pashaura Singh Dhillon. For those that are regular langa(r)-eaders, then you need no introduction....
Jakara Movement Sikh Conference X – Wrap-Up
10 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,...
Hip-Hop Sikhs on 1984 in Fresno
I know I have been posting about it much lately, but as full disclosure compels, I have helped with the organization in the past. A few weeks ago I posted about this weekend When Lions Roar in Toronto and Vancouver. It seems in the wake we have something in the making in Central California, Fresno....
Sikh Events on 1984
As we like to keep our readers updated, I wanted to let you know about some current events that you shouldn’t miss as well as some programs and resources that you can do with your own family and friends in your hometown. The Jakara Movement conference: “Remember 1984: Reflect. Respond. React.“...
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