Year: 2012

Journey from Oak Creek to Newtown

Journey from Oak Creek to Newtown

Published on Washington Post. When my plane landed in Connecticut early Friday afternoon, I was glad to be home. I had just spent the week in Oak Creek, Wis., with families of victims murdered in the mass shooting on Aug. 5, 2012 at a Sikh […]

On MSNBC: Inside America’s Prisons

Had the chance to discuss the efficacy of America’s prison system and our latest documentary film The Worst of the Worst about solitary confinement. Really proud to share the work of the Yale Visual Law Project with a national audience on MSNBC. Watch the highlights:

Launching Groundswell 2.0!

Launching Groundswell 2.0!

On Tuesday night, the President said, “The role of citizens in our democracy does not end with your vote.” We now begin the long, hard and beautiful work of reaching out with compassion to those whose vote differs from ours, holding our elected officials accountable, […]

Millennials at the Polls in 2012

Millennials showed up at the polls this week! We weren’t out in the same numbers as 2008, but we were a sizable force that made a difference. Sixty percent of us voted for President Obama this election. On MSNBC, I offer a portrait of the […]

My Grandfather & Voter Suppression

Take 866-OUR-VOTE to the polls with you today to report any threats to election protection! Go vote!

Stamping Money Out of Politics

Read Groundswell’s fact sheet on why stamping money out of politics is a more imperative.

Election Day Prayer

Election Day Prayer

This morning, watching dawn break over New Haven, I see the faces of the young people I’ve met these many weeks during election season. In Philadelphia, college students struggling to walk the path of social justice in tough economic times, In Los Angeles, interfaith students […]

Sikh Americans and the Obama Administration

Sikh Americans and the Obama Administration

Letter from dear friend and mentor Amardeep Bhalla to fellow Sikh Americans on Election Day: Dear Sikh Friends, In case there is any Sikh American voter left to be persuaded, I just wanted to share this quick but comprehensive list of what the Obama Administration […]

The Sunday Before the Election

The Sunday Before the Election

Published on Religion and Politics. Nestled in the suburbs of Hamden, Connecticut, a little brick building has been transformed into a gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship. Inside Gurdwara Sachkhand Darbar, dozens of families from the greater New Haven area gather for Sunday service. Most […]

Award-Winning Filmmaker Explains Storytelling as Advocacy

Award-Winning Filmmaker Explains Storytelling as Advocacy

On Friday, I spent the day with Millennials at the University of Pennsylvania. One of them did a thorough write-up of the event for the school paper. Thank you Harry for your good work! And thank you to all the UPenn students for an energizing […]