UNITED SIKHS Launches 2017 Civil Rights Survey
February 1, 2017
The UNITED SIKHS 2017 CIVIL RIGHTS SURVEY will shed light on the extent to which members of the Sikh community experience hate crimes and or bullying. It will serve as a manifesto of the issues the Sikh community believes will be most pressing in 2017. The manifesto will serve to focus the organization's vision, help create its priorities and provide direction.
How We Fight Hate: Paying Homage to Dr. King
January 17, 2017
As our country celebrates and honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week and throughout the year, the team at UNITED SIKHS is reflecting; reflecting on our country’s progress, on the continued quest for equality and on our mission to recognize the human race as one.
New NYPD Turban and Beard Rule Opens Employement Opportunities for Sikhs
December 30, 2016
On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the New York City Police Department Commissioner, James O’Neill, announced that in order to continue to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, NYPD would allow Sikhs to wear beards up to one half inch in length, from only a few millimeters in past policies. The new rule would also allow Sikhs to serve with turbans that have a police badge affixed to it.
The Time Is NOW - Act to Ensure Justice Prevails
December 27, 2016
Now, more than ever, we have to fight for the civil and human rights of our people. Since the November election, safety has become an increasing concern for many of our families. Our safety and religious preferences are basic human rights that we should not have to keep fighting for.
HATE CRIMES ON THE RISE: Sikh Gurdwara Vandalized With Hate Message
December 26, 2016
Calgary, Canada: The Sikh community in Calgary, Canada is shocked that last Thursday their place of worship was vandalized by graffiti depicting a swastika, which is generally associated with symbols of racial hatred. UNITED SIKHS has reached out to the local authorities and requested an increase in police presence around Gurdwaras in the future to help the community feel safe again.