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    Sikh-Punjabi chair speaks on Sikh Americans pre-, post-9/11

    One out of every five people in the world is South Asian, and the South Asian diaspora is one of the largest in the world.

    Despite the fact that more Americans take yoga classes, have heard of ayurvedic medicine, and wear clothes manufactured in South Asia, do many Americans really know and appreciate much about this large segment of humanity?
    Cal State East Bay's Sikh and Punjabi Studies program and its Asian Studies program will present Jaideep Singh, chair of Sikh and Punjabi studies, who will talk about "Sikh Americans and 9/11: Nine Years Forward, a Hundred Years Back" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Biella Room of the University Library on CSUEB's Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

    "To the Sikh American community, Sept. 11, 2001, was a watershed event," Singh said. "However, their terrifying experiences with domestic terror in the aftermath of 9/11 were not qualitatively different from the treatment Sikhs have endured from the American people and state over the previous century."

    Singh's presentation will highlight poignant moments from the long history of racial and religious discrimination felt by persons of Sikh and South Asian ancestry, drawing out and analyzing significant themes that emerge concerning Sikhs in the United States. It will conclude with an analysis of the contemporary lived realities of Sikh Americans in post-multicultural America, examining such topics as religious rights issues and grass roots political mobilization by Sikh Americans over the past nine years.

    Singh holds a BA degree in history, and an MA and Ph.D. in comparative ethnic studies, all from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the CSUEB faculty in 2009. His fields of teaching and research include the intersections of race, class, and gender in United States history, the racialization of religious identity in contemporary society, Sikh American studies, and South Asian diasporic communities.

    This event is open to the public. Questions will follow the talk. Campus parking permits are $7 per day. Machines accept quarters and dollar bills.

    CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify the event sponsor in advance at (510) 885-3207 if special accommodation is needed.

    • April 28, 2010
    • MEDIA CONTACT: Diane Daniel, CLASS Publicist, (510) 885-3183

    One out of every five people in the world is South Asian, and the South Asian diaspora is one of the largest in the world.

    Despite the fact that more Americans take yoga classes, have heard of ayurvedic medicine, and wear clothes manufactured in South Asia, do many Americans really know and appreciate much about this large segment of humanity?
    Cal State East Bay's Sikh and Punjabi Studies program and its Asian Studies program will present Jaideep Singh, chair of Sikh and Punjabi studies, who will talk about "Sikh Americans and 9/11: Nine Years Forward, a Hundred Years Back" at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the Biella Room of the University Library on CSUEB's Hayward campus, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.

    "To the Sikh American community, Sept. 11, 2001, was a watershed event," Singh said. "However, their terrifying experiences with domestic terror in the aftermath of 9/11 were not qualitatively different from the treatment Sikhs have endured from the American people and state over the previous century."

    Singh's presentation will highlight poignant moments from the long history of racial and religious discrimination felt by persons of Sikh and South Asian ancestry, drawing out and analyzing significant themes that emerge concerning Sikhs in the United States. It will conclude with an analysis of the contemporary lived realities of Sikh Americans in post-multicultural America, examining such topics as religious rights issues and grass roots political mobilization by Sikh Americans over the past nine years.

    Singh holds a BA degree in history, and an MA and Ph.D. in comparative ethnic studies, all from the University of California, Berkeley. He joined the CSUEB faculty in 2009. His fields of teaching and research include the intersections of race, class, and gender in United States history, the racialization of religious identity in contemporary society, Sikh American studies, and South Asian diasporic communities.

    This event is open to the public. Questions will follow the talk. Campus parking permits are $7 per day. Machines accept quarters and dollar bills.

    CSUEB welcomes persons with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodation upon request. Please notify the event sponsor in advance at (510) 885-3207 if special accommodation is needed.
     
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