Conference on the Sustained Sikh Genocide in India at Princeton University from 2:00-6:00 PM on Saturday, February 7

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Conference on the Sustained Sikh Genocide in India at Princeton University from 2:00-6:00 PM on Saturday, February 7

PRINCETON, NJ -  

A Conference on the Sustained Sikh Genocide in India from 1984-1998 will be held from 2:00-6:00 PM on Saturday, February 7 in Lecture Room 010 of East Pyne Hall of Princeton University (across from the Chapel).

The Conference, with the theme, Awareness Through Education, will examine the world’s lack of awareness of the sustained Sikh Genocide in Punjab Northwestern India, from 1984-1998. The speakers will address the following questions:

  • What is the experience of the Sikh diaspora and how they are dealing with it?
  • Why this issue is of worldwide concern?
  • Why is it a particular issue for Sikh women?
  • How should information about this atrocity be disseminated?
  • How should the academic community respond?
  • How should religious communities respond?
Speakers will include:

Dr. Maureen Hogan – Global Education Curriculum Specialist, NJ

The Rev. Robert Moore – Executive Director, Coalition for Peace Action, Princeton, NJ

Jasbir Singh – Retired Principal, Gurmat Missionary College, Punjab, India

Kavneet Singh – Secretary General, World Sikh Council – America Region, NJ

Sutinder Singh – Past member of the Governor’s Ethnic Advisory Council, NJ

Dr. Diane Young – Assistant Superintendent, Voorhees School District, NJ

Dr. Paul Winkler – Executive Director, State of New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education

The event is free and open to the public, and is organized by World Sikh Council – America Region and Sikh Students Association of Princeton, and co-sponsored by the Coalition for Peace Action. For further information, visit www.peacecoalition.org.

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The Coalition for Peace Action (CFPA) is a grassroots citizens organization which brings together people of all ages, backgrounds, professions, and political persuasions in support of three goals: global abolition of nuclear weapons, a peace economy, and a halt to weapons trafficking at home and abroad.

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