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    Sikholars 2015 | Fruitful Discussions

    Jakara Movement hosts & sponsors a variety of events & one of them is Sikholars. Sikholars has the distinct honor of being the driving force in social impact & people empowerment. It presents at a pace as hundreds of sangat come together from all over the bay area, U.S & India.  Guru Nanak Ji would be so proud. This year's Sikholars was jammed with the latest updates with hot topics range from Arts/ Media and Information Techology, Social Life of Sikhs to Guru Granth Sahib. This highly respected conference has been a beautiful gathering with a myriad of both experienced & novice presenters. This is where many issues & subjects are addressed as well as encourages sangat to bring in their own tastes & opinions on various discussions. At the conference, it doesn't mean you can't come here just to hang out with your fellow sangat. It is the kind of place where you will want to sit & listen for hours. This has been a real treat for me to attend the Sikholars conference. What a great place to start off the day. Even if you have no intention of coming, it's worth a peek to see what you may be learning. Winnie is a working professional in San Francisco and an active member of Misl Bay Area. 
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    Nishaan 2015 | Memorable weekend

    Nishaan was an incredible event for me, I learned so much about college and the steps I would need to take to get there. Going there, the idea of college frightened me I did not what to do, in order to get into college, I did not have a plan, I was confused, worried, and just lost. I did not know what I wanted to do after high school. Coming back after the weekend I was calm, motivated, and now had a basic idea of what my plans are for my future and I know knew which steps and what requirements I have to meet in order to get into college. It was a learning experience from every perspective, I got to meet new people, have wonderful discussions, and also met people who were in the same shoes as me, so they were able to relate to me. One thing that really helped was having great facilitators who were understanding, caring and they answered many question and if they couldn't answer my question they helped me find an answer. They also shared their experiences of how they got to where they were now, and each and every one of them had an interesting story and I was really able to see and make connections to their life stories. Nishaan had so much to offer to me, I met incredible people and made many new friends and had absolutely one of the most memorable weekends of my life, this one weekend changed my perspective, and I am totally grateful for all the people who made this event happen. Anmol is a junior at James Logan High School in Union City. He is a member of the Sikh Honors and Service Society and Misl Bay Area. 
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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    Buena Park Gurdwara in Buena Park, CA

    Buena Park | Jakara Juniors Spring 2015

    Screen_Shot_2015-02-27_at_4.09.54_PM.pngSpring is almost here & that means Jakara Juniors is here as well! Participants ages 5-15 engage with fellow Sikhs having fun and learning about human rights and how to honor those that have suffered human rights violations. This fall's theme is "A Nation Never Forgets."

    Whether your child has been to many Jakara Juniors camps or if this will be their first one (and we hope you give them this opportunity!!), we can promise that your child will have a fun, educational, and wonderful time learning and connecting through age-appropriate content developed by professional educational specialists.

    We hope to see you this weekend!

    Register at the gurdwara or online: 
    https://jakara.wufoo.com/forms/jakara-juniors-spring-2015-buena-park/


    Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 05:00 PM
    NYU Kimmel Center in New York, NY

    Misl NY/NJ Thought-luck

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    We will be having a thought-luck to discuss anti black racism while bringing in perspectives from Gurbani on our feelings and emotions around the issues. You can click on the links below to read up on recent events that will be discussed:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_of_Eric_Garner

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Michael_Brown 

    Also, a great book that would go along with this topic would be The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander, a leader of the mass incarceration movement. Reference of the book can be found herehttp://newjimcrow.com/ . We will also email you the introduction and chapters 4-5 for those who would would like to get a deeper understanding of this issue. 

    We are super excited about this event and can't wait to see you all there! 

    OH and this is a thoughluck/potluck event so come show off your favorite dish...again!

    Please contact us if you have any questions! ny@jakara.org

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