In an effort to combat misperceptions of Sikh Americans, SALDEF’s SikhLEAD Internship Program will be hosting the country’s first-ever langar — a traditional, shared meal — on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff later today.
“While our community shares and represents America’s strongest values, including equality between the genders and economic classes and a belief in freedom for all,” said Jasjit Singh, Executive Director of Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF), “Our neighbors still may not know us.”
Langar is a 500-year-old anti-segregation tradition in which everyone sits together without regard to caste, class, gender, or religion to share a simple vegetarian meal. Everyone sits at the same level as equals, and no one is turned away.
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