Tag: Sharat Raju

100 Dialogues for Revolutionary Love This Election Season

100 Dialogues for Revolutionary Love This Election Season

This election season, campuses and communities across the country will host 100 FILM SCREENINGS and DIALOGUES on Revolutionary Love. They will screen our film Divided We Fall, the first documentary film to chronicle the struggles of Sikh and Muslim Americans in the aftermath of 9/11 and […]

“Law & Order SVU” Tackles Ray Rice Story

“Law & Order SVU” Tackles Ray Rice Story

Tonight is the night! My husband and filmmaking partner Sharat Raju directed an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit – and it airs tonight 9 PM Eastern/Pacific on NBC! The episode is superb: a powerful, provocative, and morally complex story that takes on the issue of domestic […]

Two Years Ago Today…

Two Years Ago Today…

Two years ago today, six people of faith were killed, and many others wounded, in a mass shooting at the Sikh house of worship in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. It was the largest act of violence on a faith community in the US since the bombing […]

The Story of Self, The Story of Us, The Story of Now

The Story of Self, The Story of Us, The Story of Now

By Annabelle Estera, Asian Pacific American Network, Ohio State University One of the best parts of my job is the ability to bring in engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring speakers. On November 14th, The Ohio State University welcomed filmmaker, civil rights advocate, and interfaith leader, Valarie Kaur to campus. There […]

My Top 10 Moments of 2013

My Top 10 Moments of 2013

Today, families are gathering together around great bonfires in Northern India and around the world to celebrate Lohri, the harvest festival of Punjab. As a girl, I would blink at the growing flames, listen to the pounding of the dhol (drum), and hold my breath as family members […]

Victory!

Victory!

Breaking news! On Wednesday afternoon, an FBI advisory policy board voted to track hate crimes against Sikh, Hindu, and Arab Americans. We did this together! On August 5th, 2012, six Sikh Americans were murdered in a gurdwara (Sikh house of worship) in one of the greatest hate-based […]

America after the Sikh Temple Shooting

America after the Sikh Temple Shooting

Published on Common Ground News Service. Oak Creek, Wisconsin – On Friday, I participated in a memorial for the victims of the 4 August shooting in a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. I am a third-generation Sikh American, and as the ceremony drew to […]

We Are All Sikh Now

Appeared on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show. I’m honored to be featured on one of my favorite shows on TV by the smartest, most compassionate host I know, Melissa Harris-Perry.  She discusses my call for efforts to build a world without terror and includes footage my […]

U.S. Military, Open Your Doors to Sikhs

U.S. Military, Open Your Doors to Sikhs

Published on The Washington Post. One day after Wade Michael Page opened fire and killed six Sikh Americans at a Milwaukee temple, the head of the U.S. Air Force Academy confused Sikhs with Muslims during a briefing before students and staff. Lt. Gen. Michael Gould […]

Sikhism in a Nutshell

Sikhism in a Nutshell

Sikhs are half a million strong in the U.S. and belong to the fifth largest organized religion in the world. Our faith was established in 1469 in present-day Northern India and Pakistan. Our first teacher, Guru Nanak, called for devotion to One God, equality between […]