“We are grateful that the Sikh Coalition and the Law Offices of Brian M. Cige have helped us to take this additional step in demanding accountability from the school board,”
when the suit was filed. “While the educational authorities in Gloucester County have made it clear that they are unwilling to help my child, I am hopeful that a civil court will recognize this clear case of bullying and take decisive action.”
To access educational resources that are helpful for students, parents, teachers, and administrators across the country, please visit the Sikh Coalition’s website
. And of course, if a child you know faces bullying--or if you or a Sikh you know (of any age) has been subjected to bias, bigotry, or discrimination--please contact our legal team
for free advice and guidance in English or Punjabi.
Meanwhile, our work to advocate for the Sikh community in New Jersey specifically continues. Since 2018 alone, the Sikh Coalition has facilitated a CBS News television special
on the bullying of religious youth in schools (including a Sikh student’s story), partnered with other Sikh organizations to provide cultural competency training
for more than 30,000 NJ law enforcement officers, and led campaigns to remove those espousing anti-Sikh rhetoric from and provide subsequent training to both the Bergen County Sheriff’s Office
and NJ 101.5 radio station
As always, the Sikh Coalition urges you to practice your faith fearlessly.