Community Update

UNITED SIKHS launches "I Pledge Against Hate Crime" Campaign

Hate Crime is a serious issue that impacts us all and we must all join to BEAT it

Highlights:

8th Aug 2012 - UNITED SIKHS has launched a I Pledge Against Hate Crime campaign to combat the odium of violence that the community has been facing since 9/11. We urge people of all faith and no faith across the globe to organize and participate in Inter-faith vigils within their respective communities to remember and pray for the individuals and communities affected by this tragic event.

To Carry out your Pledge against Hate Crime, we urge you to do the following NOW:

The UNITED SIKHS EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM is working with families to assist and overcome the tragedy. Trauma counsellors will arrive on Thursday, August 9th to help the Oak Creek community with Post Traumatic Stress related effects from the event.

A group of volunteers are on their way to Wisconsin and work with the families of the victims and the Oak Creek community. Dr. Kiran Arora from Boston, Jasleen Kaur from Univ of Michigan and Harpreet Singh from Los Angeles will be joining the UNITED SIKHS ground team at Wisconsin. Dr. Seema Kaur from California will also be assisting the team off ground.

UNITED SIKHS has been in continuous communication with the media and community members to ensure that all reported information is accurate, and also that the information regarding the Sikh panth is correct as well. We will continue to do so as the events unfold.

Please contact us at contact@unitedsikhs.org for any assistance, if you would like to contribute in any way or if you want to inform us about vigils or actions being organized across the communities.

Please like us or give your comments on twitter @No2HateCrime and facebook www.facebook.com/ipledgeagainsthatecrime

We will continue to update the community on the latest developments. Letís pray together for the innocent victims in this hour of crisis.

To speak to a UNITED SIKHS representative directly, please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/contact.php to find an office near you.

Issued by:
Jatinder Singh
Director
UNITED SIKHS:
Phone: 1-510-421-0538, 1-888-243-1690, 1-646-688-3525
unitedsikhs-usa@unitedsikhs.org
Our Mission

To transform underprivileged and minority communities and individuals into informed and vibrant members of society through civic, educational and personal development programs, by fostering active participation in social and economic activity.

UNITED SIKHS is also an avenue for networking between like-minded organisations to establish and nurture meaningful projects and dialogues - whether social, cultural or political- to promote harmony, understanding and reciprocity in our villages, towns and cities.

UNITED SIKHS is a coalition of organisations and individuals, who share a common vision based on the belief that there is no greater endeavour than to serve, empower and uplift fellow beings. The core of our philosophy is an unwavering commitment to civic service and social progress on behalf of the common good.

Accordingly, UNITED SIKHS has sought to fulfil its mission not only by informing, educating and uplifting fellow beings but also by participating in cross-cultural and political exchanges to ensure that the promises and benefits of democracy are realized by all.

We at UNITED SIKHS believe that the development of enlightened and progressive societies can be made possible by socially conscious groups of people who make a commitment to develop and direct human potential. Our work, efforts and achievements stand as a testament to our faith in this vision.