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POSTPONED -3rd Annual Vaisakhi: A Celebration of NYC's Sikh Communities

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New York Surrogate's Court

31 Chambers St

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Vaisakhi: A Celebration of New York City's Sikh Communities

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The NYC Commission on Human Rights, the Mayor’s Office Immigrant Affairs, the Mayor’s Center for Faith and Community Partnerships and the Office of the NYC Comptroller are partnering with NYU United Sikh Association, The Sikh Cultural Society, Sikh Coalition, Khalsa Aid, United Sikhs, and Columbia University Sewa to celebrate and raise awareness of the experiences of New York City’s Sikh communities.

Please join us for the 3rd annual citywide Vaisakhi celebration on April 7th, 2020 from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Surrogate’s Court, 31 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007.

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Sikhism is the fifth largest world religion, and New York City boasts the second largest Sikh population in the United States. Sikhs wear turbans and maintain unshorn hair as an external reminder of their commitment to principles of universal equality and combating oppression. As a result of this external appearance, Sikhs have been acutely vulnerable to hate crimes and discrimination here in New York City and around the country.

Vaisakhi is an important celebration in the Sikh faith, as it is a recognition of the Khalsa (the community of initiated Sikhs) that formally committed to Sikh principles of social justice and selfless service, and marks when Sikhs were given their distinct religious identity.

To request an assistive listening device, interpretation, or another accommodation, please contact Moumita Zaman at MZaman1@cchr.nyc.gov by March 31.

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