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The Sikh Coalition Alert
March 25, 2016

Help Raise Awareness for Vaisakhi this Year

Next month the global Sikh community will celebrate Vaisakhi, a joyous occasion, commemorating the creation of the Khalsa - a fellowship of devout Sikhs - by Guru Gobind Singh Ji in 1699. This celebration offers Sikh Americans a vital opportunity to educate fellow Americans about this special occasion and in doing so, raise awareness about the Sikh faith, identity and community.

Last year, the Sikh Coalition worked with community members across the nation to pass several resolutions allowing for lawmakers to learn more about Sikhs and celebrate the community’s contributions. This year, building off this success, we would like to work with you to make an even greater impact!

We are looking for passionate community members who are interested in engaging their local governments, schools, colleagues and neighbors to raise awareness.

Here are some easy ideas for you to get involved:
  • Ask your Mayor or City Council to pass a Vaisakhi resolution.
  • Organize a Sikh awareness presentation in your local school or place of work.
  • Arrange an Open House at your gurdwara.
  • Organize a Sikh awareness display at your library.
  • Organize a turban tying event.
  • Contact local media and ask them to cover your Vaisakhi awareness events.
The Sikh Coalition has made it very easy to get these action items done. We have step-by-step toolkits, draft language for resolutions and a dedicated staff member who is here to support you along the way! We can answer every question you might have, and send you any resources you may need. All you need to do is ask!

If you are interested in volunteering with us or would like more information, please contact Simran Kaur: simran@sikhcoalition.org. We are looking forward to supporting you through this process.

As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.

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