On July 24th, SALDEF will be hosting our fourth annual Langar on the Hill at Capitol Hill organized by participants of our SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program!
What: Langar on the Hill
When: 6-8pm on Monday, July 24
Where: Rayburn House Building, U.S. Capitol
45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC
We invite you and your staff to join us. To attend, please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/yiZbbQgwW81jpTcF3
Langar is a 500-year old Sikh tradition that aims to eradicate segregation. Sikhism’s founder, Guru Nanak, established langar as an institution that would remove barriers that marginalized certain communities within society. Langar asks everyone to sit side by side on the ground, regardless of caste, class, gender, sexual orientation, race, or religion, and eat food prepared by selfless servants. By doing so, langar is a symbol of equality, diversity, community, and unity.
The theme of this year's Langar on the Hill is unity. We see that our nation is stronger when we stand in solidarity, united, with the diverse communities that make up our country. We plan to demonstrate unity amongst us all by creating an environment for langar, by providing snacks to attendees, and by asking that each attendee package a meal for individuals in need. After the event is over, we will deliver all packaged meals to the DC Central Kitchen.
Langar on the Hill is an opportunity to demonstrate that Sikh Americans and all other communities of color are an integral part of the fabric that makes America the strong and diverse nation that it is. It also allows us to reaffirm our commitment to equality and unity for all in the United States.
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