Today, the burden of fighting ignorance and prejudice falls often on those who face it.
Discrimination, harassment and even hate crimes are the happenings that are not uncommon to the Young Sikhs of the U.S.A. All caused by ignorance.
But who is going to fix this?
Most of the youth are trying to educate their peers. But how much educating can or should they do? The burden of educating can not fall only on them. At least, I hope not.
Perhaps the education system needs to do more to promote diversity and educate the teachers, students and their parents about little known minorities such as the Sikhs and the other ethnic groups that make up the fabric of the American society.
As I took my work to Educators, School going children and even Policy Makers to get some answers, I learnt that, everyone agrees that we could use more diversity education in our schools. I had a very positive response and one by one the movie is making a difference by opening the minds of the teens across our country.
I believe that Media is a great way to accomplish this goal, that is why I started this project.
And now, I need your help towards this mission. If you would talk to your teachers, I will gladly send them the movie and the lesson plan for a 'Diversity Workshop' for your school. For more information please visit the Educator's page on the website: http://www.onelight-films.com/
or write to:
Hope you will help me take the message of acceptance and peace to our schools.