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  • Khalsa Kids
    can help you stand up for your rights and explain Sikhism to people who don t know much about it Khalsa Kids lets you to find others your age who can give you advice answer questions or just inspire you to be proud of who you are Teachers students and parents can use these videos handouts and presentations to learn and teach about who Sikhs are Want to hear more

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  • Khalsa Kids
    bad about being Sikh or South Asian Stand up for what you believe in and use the law to help you Read the Know Your Rights sheets posted here to find out more information For more information check out these other sections of Khalsakids org Print out the factsheet for the state where you go to school If your state is not listed here print out any one of the documents below and refer to the Federal Rights page Federal Fact Sheet What Sikhs Should Know about Bias based Bullying in NYC Schools ENGLISH What Sikhs Should Know about Bias based Bullying in NYC Schools PUNJABI New York City s Respect for All Initiative ENGLISH New York City s Respect for All Initiative PUNJABI Rights of Immigrant Students and Parents in NYC Public Schools ENGLISH Rights of Immigrant Students and Parents in NYC Public Schools PUNJABI Hatred in the Hallways Report New Jersey Education Commissioner Memorandum re Sikh Students New Jersey Harassment Regulation Has someone harassed you or discriminated against you because you re a Sikh If so the Sikh Coalition wants to hear about it Enter your incident into our online database and we ll make sure to take

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  • You're Not the Only One
    invitations to get involved in western social norms such as drinking smoking and night clubbing and seen as backward because we chose to wear Punjabi clothes rather than jeans and a T shirt outside of school We believe our chances of studying medicine were ruined by our teachers who wrongly assumed that we were being forced to study the sciences at school in keeping with the negative stereotype about Asian parents not allowing their children to go into the arts In our applications to various Universities they stated that we were only pursuing medicine because of parental persuasion and family tradition So it s no wonder that we didn t get any offers for medicine Then later at University we had to fight for our degree to be reinstated when one of the art examiners seriously downgraded our end of year art dissertation It was confided in us by another tutor that he had not liked our theories about Western art being heavily influenced by India and other non European traditions It took 5 years to appeal but the judgment came down on our side in the end On another occasion we were told by the Producers of a BBC televised competition that our work was too culturally different to be considered alongside the other entrants even though it was the judges favourite and fulfilled all the rules Luckily for us we had each other to help us through these difficult spots We have always stuck together and formed a united front against any challenges that came our way but it also helped that we had family support throughout and also a strong sense of pride and confidence in who we were culturally So no one was able to deter us from the values and way of life we grew up with as part of a large traditional Indian family or the path we had chosen as artists What are your paintings books and films focused on Generally speaking our paintings focus on challenging and redefining generally accepted narrow views of heritage and identity in art and society In addition we explore cultural social and political issues of global significance through our work So our themes range from the British Asian experience the shared cultural heritage between East and West the value of keeping our ancient traditions in a Modern world the relationship between Sports Media and Celebrity and the state of society in the 21st Century to the impact of the Storming of the Golden Temple in 1984 and the injustice of the Iraq War In addition we have several works that focus on purely Sikh religious and historical themes So far our books have focused on our paintings as well as aspects of Indian art history generally To date we have made only two films The first follows the making of our painting titled Nineteen Eighty Four focusing on the tragedy of 1984 that is the Indian Army attack on the Golden Temple the massacre of Sikhs which

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  • Khalsa Kids
    Schools The Sikh Coalition and partner organizations give the NYC Department of Education grades on how they re doing in protecting students from bias based harassment and bullying in schools The Report Card is the result of over 1 100 surveys of students and educators of diverse backgrounds and was released with dozens of Sikh youth from Richmond Hill at a press conference on June 30 2009 The New York

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  • Khalsa Kids
    Crossword Solution SIKH MAZE Are you skilled in working your way out of difficult situations Help Gurpreet find her kara by making your way around the maze Sikh Maze Skyland Adventures Dodge the bully while you move through this obstacle course in Skyland Roll the dice to make your way around the board and beat the bully to the finishing line Along the way you ll have to answer questions

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  • Khalsa Kids
    K s Sometimes this ignorance leads people to make all sorts of assumptions about us about our religion and about our identity The solution to this problem is to educate others about who we are Each one of us should be proud of who we are just as Guruji was proud of who he was Use the resources and tips on this page to help you teach others about Sikhs Download these documents and presentations to help you explain Sikhism to others For more information you can also take a look at the Sikh Coalition s Sikhism homepage Sikhism Presentation 3rd 6th Grade If you re in elementary school you can use this presentation to teach your class more about Sikhs and who we are Class Presentation Talking Points 3rd 6th Grade Sikhism Presentation 7th 12th Grade This presentation is specifically geared towards high school students who are studying about world history or world religions in school Class Presentation Talking Points 7th 12th Grade The Sikhs Brochure ENGLISH You can print out and distribute this primer on Sikhs to people in class The Sikhs Brochure SPANISH Use this brochure if you re in a bilingual school or are learning Spanish

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  • Khalsa Kids
    proselytization or forced conversions as the religion has traveled around the world many people have become interested in learning about Sikhs and have joined our ranks There are Chinese Sikhs African Sikhs Irish Sikhs etc Sikh isn t pronounced SEEk The correct pronunciation is siKH sounds like sick and not SEEk Sikhs first came to the United States more than 100 years ago Sikhs began immigrating to the United States in the 1900s mostly as farmers and laborers In the 1960s with the newly raised immigration quotas Sikhs flooded into the country as trained professionals There was another wave of Sikh immigrants in 1984 when anti Sikh pogroms and government policies rocked the Indian part of Punjab and caused many Sikhs to flee to the United States for safe haven For more information check out these other sections of Khalsakids org Here are some downloadable resources for your classroom If you are a teacher in New York or New Jersey and would like a Sikh Awareness presentation in your school please contact education sikhcoalition org Class Presentation 3rd 6th grade This presentation is a quick visual aid for in class presentations Class Presentation Talking Points 3rd 6th grade Class Presentation 7 12th grade This presentation incorporates information about Sikh Americans and their struggles in a post 9 11 world Class Presentation Talking Points 7 12th grade Lesson Plan Elementary School Want to teach your students about the world s 5th largest religion Download this lesson plan for ideas Lesson Plan Middle School Use this lesson plan to introduce your students to some of their diverse classmates Lesson Plan High School Teaching students about world history or world religions This is a great way to incorporate Sikhism into an existing curriculum Sikhs Brochure English You can print out and distribute this

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  • Khalsa Kids
    Student Empowerment South Asian Youth Action Council for Asian American Children and Families U S Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Desis Rising Up and Moving Movies Dastaar download BBC s The Sikhs Divided we Fall Dream in Doubt Sunny the Proud Sikh Punjabi Gurmukhi Fonts Language Sikh Genocide Sikh Genocide Project Ensaaf Carnage 84 Voices for Freedom Sikh Coalition Human Rights Program Conferences Khalsa Schools Jakara Surat Jago

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