Outreach

Family Violence Resource Guide for Gurdwaras

Gurdwaras can commit to taking small steps that are firmer, safer, and more consistent.  We know gurdwaras provide essential inspiration and support. We also know that gurdwaras cannot be expected to do everything. Still, with the danger of family violence ever-present in our sangats, gurdwaras must respond in a deliberate, pre-planned, and consistent manner to

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My Body is Mine and So Is My Mind

Empowering Children: Two videos to help develop body autonomy.

My Body Is Mine and So Is My Mind by Aekash Singh and Arzoe Kaur “My Body Is Mine and So Is My Mind!” are two self-empowerment videos in English created by kids for kids to increase awareness of their own bodily autonomy and integrity. The video encourages children to

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Victims Must Not Be Lost in Domestic Violence and Policing Debates

Author: Mallika KaurOriginally published: 10/06/2020 Ms. Magazinehttps://msmagazine.com/2020/10/06/domestic-violence-defund-the-police/ When it comes to policing domestic violence, it’s not all or nothing. Policing is not the answer. “Community” is not the answer either.  California Governor Newsom just signed a bill expanding the legal definition of domestic violence to include “coercive control”: series of behaviors that attempt to deprive another

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Our Growth and Motivation

It’s Time To Grow! Support Us Today! Donate Now! The need for community-based, culturally humble, Punjabi-specific resources and interventions for our community far exceeds what any current Sikh organization can meet. SFC needs to build capacity to provide these necessary services. We are fundraising to hire an Executive Director (ED) who can take further

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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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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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