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Turban Eh! event to hit University of Alberta in response to racist posters against Sikhs

September 22, 2016 | By

Edmonton (September 22, 2016):  In light of the recent racist posters targeting the Sikh community found around the University of Alberta campus, the University of Alberta Student Union, Sikh Students Association and World Sikh Organization of Canada, in collaboration with the local Sikh community  of Edmonton, will be holding the event “Turban, Eh!”

On Tuesday September 27, 2016 Turban, Eh! will be held at the University of Alberta’ SUBstage (main floor of the Students’ Union Building) where guests will be invited to have turbans tied for free.

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Volunteers will wrap turbans on participants to promote and celebrate diversity and to stand in solidarity against racism and xenophobia.  Guests will not only catch a glimpse of themselves in the mirrors set up around the tent, but also have an opportunity to take their turbans home. Information will be available on the turban, Sikh articles of faith and on the history of Sikhs in Canada.

Similar events have successfully been held in the past across Canada, including Calgary, Toronto and Vancouver.

Event Details:

When:  11am-2pm Tuesday September 28, 2016

Where:  Main Floor,  Students’ Union Building, University of Alberta, 8900 – 114 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2J7.

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