Sikh Kid to Kid’s Chardi Kala Walk
August 8th, 2015 8-11 a.m. at the Lincoln Memorial
(2 Lincoln Memorial Cir NW, Washington, DC 20037)
Sikh Kid to Kid, a DMV based organization made up of the areas Sikh youth, will be walking from the Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol in memory of the lives lost at the Oak Creek massacre which took place in August of 2012. This Chardi Kala Walk is a time to reflect and commemorate the lost from the targeted act of violence against the Sikh community in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. On August 8, 2015 Sikh teenagers and people of different faiths are gathering on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at 8:00 am to reflect on this senseless act of hatred.
A short program will kick off the Chardi Kala Walk as we remember the past and use it as inspiration towards a brighter future for the Sikh community and America as a whole. Chardi Kala is a principle in which all Sikhs should find the best in every situation especially in times of adversity. The Chardi Kala walking route will start from the steps of Lincoln Memorial to the US Capitol grounds
In August of 2012, a lone gunman opened fire inside a Sikh Gurdwara (place of worship), killing six people. This tragic event affected not only the Sikh American community but also all communities across the nation. The intention of this Chardi Kala walk is to educate by positive action. The Sikh community will maintain the spirit of “Chardi Kala” and August 8, 2015 will be a day of reflection of the lives lost as well as a time to celebrate the progress and positive impact Sikh Americans is making in the United States.
Sikh Kid to Kid produces this program with the assistance of people of all faiths to create awareness of the Sikh community in the spirit of Chardi Kala.
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