Tag: Sikhs

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? JOIN THE FRONT LINES.

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? JOIN THE FRONT LINES.

This was originally published on Auburn Seminary’s Website here.  As a Sikh American mother, I have been terrified since Election Day. More than 400 incidents of hate and bias have swept America in the name of President-Elect Trump. Soon his administration will consider proposals that […]

Video: Law & Order & Race

Video: Law & Order & Race

Recently, I had the privilege to appear as a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Watch here as we discuss voting rights, race, and policing fifty years after Lyndon Johnson’s presidency.

Why We Must Remember Oak Creek

Why We Must Remember Oak Creek

Published on Huffington Post. One year ago this morning, a lone gunman walked into a house of worship and stalked the prayer hall, communal kitchen and living rooms. Wherever he saw people, he lifted his gun without expression and fired. He killed six people and […]

PBS: Interview on Oak Creek, One Year Later

PBS: Interview on Oak Creek, One Year Later

Here is my interview reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Oak Creek tragedy on PBS’s Religion and Ethics Newsweekly. In the last year, I’ve witnessed the Sikh spirit of Chardi Kala, everlasting hope and optimism, even in suffering. This is the untold story of […]

Sikhs One Year Later

Sikhs One Year Later

Watch this outstanding PBS news report about the Sikh community’s response to the mass shooting in Oak Creek, WI one year later. I had an opportunity to present my perspective on advocating for the Sikh community. Watch the full interview to learn more about the […]

Person of the Year Award, India Abroad

Person of the Year Award, India Abroad

I was honored to receive a 2013 Person of the Year award from India Abroad. But I must share this award with a rising generation of Sikh and South Asian Americans devoted to justice work — the stellar staff at the Sikh Coalition, Groundswell, SALDEF, […]

The Day of Release of Detainees

The Day of Release of Detainees

Today is Diwali, the festival of lights, celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, and Jains around the world.  Many know the story of Diwali in the Hindu tradition: Lord Rama returns home after slaying the demon-king Ravana, and the people joyously light the kingdom with diyas, oil […]

The East Valley Tribune

The East Valley Tribune

To commemorate the four-year anniversary of the murder of Balbir Sodhi, Arizona’s East Valley Tribune ran a front page article about his story and our film Divided We Fall. Sikhs Still Living in the Shadow of Sept. 11. Nick Martin On a Saturday in 2001, […]

When the Aftermath Began

When the Aftermath Began

Today we filmed the streets and skyline of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and finally we returned to Ground Zero. There we met AMRIK CHAWLA (pictured), a Brooklyn-raised Sikh American, who first told me his story in December 2001. Amrik was probably the very first […]

Sikh Coalition vs. New York City

We have arrived in New York City to begin production on the East Coast. After we picked up our equipment, we had our first interview with AMARDEEP SINGH (pictured), legal director of the SIKH COALITION, a civil rights organization created in the immediate aftermath of […]