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    State of the Movement – May 2017 - Punjabi Zubane Zindabad!

    It has been some time, since I have last updated the sangat and while I owe an apology, it has not been due to a lack of work.  Since we last spoke, the Jakara Movement has some really important news to share.  Here is a snap shot in bullet form of what this email will cover.  If you're brave enough to get to the end, don't hesitate to share with me your thoughts and ideas. Jakara Movement Efforts to Demand Punjabi Recognition from Congress US Census will Recognize Punjabi in 2020 Growth of Punjabi Language in California The State of the SHSS - High School Sikh Life The State of the JMC - Collegiate Sikh Life Update from Soojh: Building Begampura and Casting out Caste Lalkaar Conference - 5 Reasons Why EVERY Collegiate Sikh Needs to Attend Bhujangan Kaur Leadership Retreat (July 13-16) Bhujangi Sikh Boys Academy (July 15-23) 4th Annual "Rise Above the Influence" Basketball Tournament (June 3-4) 5Rivers Scholarship Support Gurmukh Singh's Family 1984 Sikh Genocide Resolution in Pittsburgh, PA
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    Know Your Neighbor - Livingston

    With hate crimes on a rise, I think it’s crucial for all of us to come as one to raise our community profile, create real interactions, and build sangat through initiatives like the Know Your Neighbor. The first time we had the Know Your Neighbor event was in Fresno when Piara Singh ji was beaten for simply being a Sikh man. To put an end to such ignorance, our Sikh youth got together to educate their neighbors about Sikhs. Just recently, similar hate crime took place in Kent, Washington. A Sikh man was shot in his arm and was told to go back to his country. I was at the Stockton Gurudwara when I first heard about this. I was furious and wanted to have the know your neighbor event in our local community before such incident took place in our area! Livingston High School’s Sikh Honor Service Society’s members came together with Merced College’s Jakara Movement Club and had a Know Your Neighbor event in Livingston from March 9th to 11th. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, June 03, 2017 at 10:00 AM through June 04, 2017 · 65 rsvps
    Fresno State Rec Center in Fresno, CA

    Jakara Fresno Basketball Tournament

    For basketball brackets and play times, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

    This is going to be HUGE.  Paaras Sikh Youth Center, Misl Fresno, and the Jakara Movement be hosting a basketball tournament. From June 3rd - 4th at the Fresno State Recreation Center, join us for the tournament.  Spectators welcome!  Details on the tournament and to sign up your team can be found below.  Can't wait to see you there! 

    Our 4th annual "Rise Above the Influence" Basketball tournament at Fresno State University is here. 

    The tournament will be on June 3rd (Saturday) and June 4th (Sunday)

    There will be 3 brackets as always:

    OPEN BRACKET:

    250 dollar buy in
    10 players max 
    5v5 full court
    2 20 minute halves
    Guaranteed 3 games
    Guaranteed advancement to Sunday
    Cash Prize & Trophies

    18 & UNDER BRACKET:

    150 dollar buy in
    8 players max
    5v5 full court
    2 20 minute halves
    Guaranteed 3 games
    Guaranteed advancement to Sunday
    Cash Prize & Trophies

    14 & UNDER BRACKET:

    50 dollar buy in
    6 players max
    3v3 half court
    ​2 10 minute halves
    Guaranteed 3 games
    Cash Prize & Trophies

    **All other rules will be high school rules**

     

    REGISTRATION TO PLAY in the BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (see below for more specific directions as well):

    Also note, filling out the form below does NOT register you for the basketball tournament, it only assures that you will be in the loop, get all the latest updates on the event and shows you support YOUR movement.

     

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