All Posts by Mallika Kaur

Mehr Kaur

Sikh Family Center had an opportunity to catch up with Mehr Kaur, teen theatre actress, recent director, and founder of a new theatre company in Massachusetts. Mehr’s recent production ‘Kultar’s Mime’ has received wonderful press and feedback. Here’s what Mehr told SFC about her life and plans: Sikh Family Center: So, tell us,

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Mental Health

Mental Health and Critical Conversations Help can be closer than we think. And we all need some from time to time. Yet, there may be barriers that feel insurmountable. SFC works to bring critical conversations and resources to the community.  “You know, we say ਮੇਰੀਆਂ ਲੱਤਾਂ ਦਰਦ ਹੋ ਰਹੀਆਂ ਹਨ ਜਾਂ

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Police Interactions

1.  Know Your Rights in Police Interactions (download .pdf) 2. What to do if you are pulled over by a police officer (video)

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Red Cards

Get Your Red Card: I do not wish to speak with you, answer your questions, or sign or hand you any documents based on my 5th Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.

I do not give you permission to enter my home based on my 4th Amendment rights under the United States Constitution unless you have a warrant to enter, signed by a judge or magistrate with my name on it that you slide under the door. I do not give you permission to search any of my belongings based on my 4th Amendment rights.

I choose to exercise my constitutional rights.

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Immigration Know Your Rights

IMMIGRATION KNOW YOUR RIGHTS (KYR) 2017 brought increased immigration uncertainty for many families in our community. To combat the fear and vulnerability, Sikh Family Center worked with local Gurdwaras and social services organizations to provide Know Your Rights information, so families know what they can do if confronted with immigration

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Report Release

FOCUS GROUPS AND STORY TELLING Our ongoing community education campaigns seek to demystify and destigmatize all issues: only through healthy conversations can build healthy communities and families. SFC concluded a year-long Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project, in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). Participants of focus groups and storytelling interviews

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Focus Groups and Story Telling

Our ongoing community education campaigns seek to demystify and destigmatize all issues: only through healthy conversations can build healthy communities and families. SFC concluded a year-long Survivor-Centered Advocacy Project, in partnership with the Asian Pacific Islander Institute on Gender-Based Violence (API-GBV). Participants of focus groups and storytelling interviews included survivors of gender-based violence,

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Community-Led Needs Assessment

In order to build true grassroots power, we have always prioritized hearing directly from the grassroots. Sikh Family Center continues to conduct regular assessments and listening exercises with the Sikh community in the U.S., in order to:  Hear community priorities  Collect reliable data and statistics  Raise awareness & community engagement

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End of the Year Newsletter 2016

A Look Back and A Push Forward Thanks for all your support to the Sikh Family Center, always! We close this year with optimism: knowing we are going to grow bigger & better in 2017. Please see our attached Newsletter!It has become clear to us that we must take the next steps to strengthen

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