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  By. Purnima Dhavan

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University of Washington Seattle, Washington

“Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest.” The Wing Luke Asian Museum, 407 7th Ave. South, Seattle, WA 98104.

Temporary exhibition, Oct. 20, 2005–April 16, 2006. 400 sq. ft. Cassie Chin, project coordinator; Jasmit Singh (Director of Education, Sikh Coalition), community partner; Tripat Singh, research; Sujot Kaur, Tripat Singh, Pei Pei Sung, oral histories; Bob Fisher, collection manager.

Museum programs include workshops, symposia, and music performances.

Internet: description of exhibition and museum, upcoming events, education programs, membership information, and museum store, http://www.wingluke.org/pastexhibitions.html#sikhcom .

The Wing Luke Asian Museum, located in the heart of Seattle's historic Chinatown and International District, often creates exhibitions collaboratively with local communities. Wing Luke staff developed “Sikh Community: Over 100 Years in the Pacific Northwest” in collaboration with the Sikh Coalition, a civil rights organization founded in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. Publicly conspicuous due to their long beards and turbans, Sikhs (originally from northern India) are often misidentified as Arabs or Muslims and, due to the negative stereotypes associated with those identities, have become targets of hate crimes. This exhibition—like other educational and outreach programs sponsored by the Sikh Coalition—sought to educate non-Sikhs about the beliefs and practices of Sikhs in North America.
 



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