Learning Together: Sikhs and the US Embassy

City Sikhs Network and other organisations discuss how USA can help its Sikh community in the aftermath of the Wisconsin Gurdwara (‘Temple’) Shooting

The City Sikhs Network (CSN) was invited to a round-table discussion on the evening of 30th August 2012 to help US Embassy staff based in the UK gain a greater understanding of the Sikh community both in Britain and the United States, as well as determine what could be done to assist the Sikh community whilst coming to terms with the tragic events of 5th August 2012.

As President Obama said in his official condolence statement, “we are reminded how much our country has been enriched by Sikhs, who are a part of our broader American family.”

The topics of discussion included reassuring Sikh tourists to the USA of their safety whilst travelling, learning from the Best Practice of British state authorities and public bodies such as the Police in respect of diversity training and how to achieve greater visibility for the Sikh community in the US media.

The need for such continuing dialogue is immense, and CSN is proud to be working with local, regional, national and international agencies to help ensure that the needs of the modern Sikh community are being met.

For more information about the work that we do, please visit www.citysikhs.org.uk.

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Photograph (left to right):

Embassy staff, Gurmail Singh (Sikh Council UK),Embassy Staff, Hardeep Singh (Network of Sikh Organisations), Paramjit Singh Kohli, Embassy Staff, Rami Ranger, Jasvir Singh (CSN),Embassy staff, Dr Harpreet Bains (CSN), Param Singh (CSN).