Last month, the Sikh Coalition’s youth leadership team, the Junior Sikh Coalition
, visited Gurdwara Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill, Queens to lead middle school and high school youth in a writing workshop called Nirbhao-Nirvair
The workshop was developed and lead by Junior Sikh Coalition youth members in order to create a safe environment for Sikh youth to discuss their experiences with bullying and hate violence. The workshops were designed to raise consciousness and give Sikh youth exposure to writing as a tool for introspection and dialogue.
Workshop attendees learned how to express their experiences and emotions through writing, and the dialogue placed a large emphasis on finding strength and love within oneself and one’s community to fight against bullying and harassment. The Junior Sikh Coalition members offered anti-bullying resources
to Sikh youth so that they understood that they are not struggling alone in this fight to end bullying in schools.
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