American Sikh Council participated in the American School Counselors National Convention. The exhibit at the convention was led by ASC representative Amolak Singh (a former chair of ASC) along with Zorawar Singh and Rajinder Kaur. They were able to tie over 60 dastars, disseminate literature and interacted with over 350 attendees. The exhibit ran successfully for three days.
The American School Counselors Convention had over 3,000 attendees from all across the country. Four separate types of brochures/tri-folds were distributed which included ‘Sikhs and Scouts’, ‘History of Sikh Americans’, ‘Bullying of Sikh American Children’ and the ‘Sikh Faith’. Additionally the brand new book, ‘Bullying of Sikh American Children – Through the Eyes of a Sikh American High School Student’, which got published in late 2015 by a high school senior S.Kararnveer Singh, was also displayed at the exhibit.
Ms. Penny, a high school counselor stated, “I have learnt more about the Sikh American heritage and the issues facing children from this exhibit than the last twenty years as a school counselor. You have opened my eyes and I want to thank your organization for it.”
Other volunteers who assisted at the exhibit were Jasjit Singh, Parveen Kaur and Aman Kaur.