On the 21 February 2018, a racist attack took place outside Parliament.
The attacker attempted to pull off the Turban of a young Sikh man whilst shouting racial abuse at him. The Sikh community is of course concerned. Sadly, this is another facet of hate crime taking place all over the UK in recent years.
In response the Sikh Channel has organised a Turban Awareness Day at Parliament, to promote diversity and create awareness on the Sikh Turban, the Sikh faith and its contribution to the British way of life, industry and culture.
We also ask for your participation and support for this event by contacting your MP and asking him/her to pop in for a few minutes showing their solidarity with the Sikh Community.
All MP’s will be invited to:
1) wear a Turban for a few moments
2) say a few words on camera,
3) have a picture taken with a Selfie frame - in solidarity with the
Leaflets and information on the significance of the turban will also be available.
Please contact your MP and see if you can attend with your MP at this event via this link:
Please promote this event, lets all work collectively to stop these sort of incidents from happening.
What else can I do to help?
Please click on 'going' or 'interested' options for this event to generate awareness.
Sikh Channel is committed to raise awareness on the Sikh faith & identity.
Therefore, if you would like for us to create an awareness event at your place of work/school/college/university please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book event accordingly.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Together we will defeat hate.
So far the following MP's have confirmed they will attend and support:
Preet Gill MP
Marcus Jones MP
Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP
Craig Tracey MP
David Amess MP
Mohammad Yasin MP
Afzal Khan MP