Wednesday, April 13, 2011 will be celebrated as “American Sikh Day” with a rally on the State Capitol steps in Sacramento, CA. The program will feature speakers on the Sikh experience in California, with special remarks by California State Senator Darrell Steinberg.
Following the unprovoked attack on two elderly Sikh men in Elk Grove in March, Senator Steinberg promised to wear a turban for a day on April 13th. The turban is a distinctive part of the Sikh dress, and unfortunately, Sikhs have been attacked more than once by people who believe they are attacking Muslims.
Members of the Sikh Community in San Jose hosted thousands of Sikhs and community members including California Governor Jerry Brown and San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed at the dedication of the second phase of the San Jose Gurdwara, the largest facility of its kind in the U.S.
- CA gov attends opening of largest US Sikh temple
(San Jose Mercury)
- San Jose Sikh Gurdwara: www.sikhgurudwarasj.org/