In the aftermath of violent attacks on Sikh and Muslim institutions, SAAPRI took the lead in providing community input during the drafting of Illinois House Resolution 1193 and Chicago Resolution 2012-814, denouncing hate crimes and hateful rhetoric against South Asian Americans and other minorities. On December 16th, 2012, SAAPRI commemorated the adoption of these resolutions at an interfaith event at the Sikh Religious Society Gurdwara Sahib in Palatine, Illinois.
Thank you to all those who attended our event!
- Read SAAPRI’s August 7th, 2012 press release on the Oak Creek Sikh Temple Tragedy here
Chicago Anti-Hate Resolution
- Read SAAPRI’s September 10th, 2012 press release commending resolution here
- Read Chicago Resolution 2012-814 here
Watch Lakhwant Singh Komal open the September 12, 2012 City Council meeting with a Sikh invocation.
Watch Alderman Ameya Pawar introduce the resolution and urge politicians to think before they speak.
Illinois House Anti-Hate Resolution
- Read SAAPRI’s December 12th, 2012 press release commemorating resolution here
- Read the Illinois House Resolution 1193 here
- Read an article by Ami Gandhi, SAAPRI ED, reflecting on the one-year anniversary of the Oak Creek tragedy here
- Read stories about the event from Daily Herald, CBS2, ABC7, and American Turban
SAAPRI’s Previous Hate Crime Work
- Read more about SAAPRI’s successful recommendations on hate crime tracking to the FBI Advisory Policy Board here