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July 2017
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I Am the Other: Countering Stereotypes, Religious Illiteracy, and Hate Crimes

July 23 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bay Area Youth Vaishnav Parivar (BayVP), 25 Corning Ave
Milpitas, CA 95035 United States
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In the wake of recent hate crimes against the Hindu, Muslim, Jewish, and Sikh communities, we’ve witnessed an increase in ignorance and stereotypes that have lead to violent attacks and dangerous misrepresentations that cause great harm to minority communities. Just in the past few months, a Sikh man in Kent, Washington was attacked, while there have been a string of anti-Semitic incidents and bomb threats to Jewish centers across the country. Moreover, the tragic hate crime shooting at a bar…

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August 2017
Interreligious Leaders Forum

SiVIC Forum: Universal Love, Service and Interfaith

August 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, 1146 University Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126 United States
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Speaker: Sai Prasad Venkatachalam Violence has forced over 65 million people away from their homes in the past few years. This is the largest number of refugees that mankind has ever witnessed - in recorded history! During his  travels to Turkey and Jordan, Sai Prasad came across hundreds of people that were affected. He was totally transformed after meeting and spending time with the refugees and their children. As a result, he decided to dedicate his life to alleviate the…

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