Conference Celebrates '100 Years of Sikhs in the USA'
- October 10, 2012
- Karen Leonard, anthropology professor and department chair, is quoted in IndiaWest October 09, 2012
The Sikh American community launched its centennial celebration at the University of the Pacific here Sept. 22 with a conference about "The Sikh Journey in America" and the inauguration of a Gadri Baba Museum. The museum is located at Gurdwara Sahib Stockton, the first Sikh settlement in the United States. To celebrate the settlement, 16 scholars prepared 19 academic papers on the history and culture of the Sikh American community... Dr. Karen Leonard of the University of California, Irvine spoke about the origins of the Punjabi-Mexican community. Because restrictive immigration laws prevented immigration by South Asian women, she said, many Sikhs married Mexicans. There were almost 400 of these couples; their children embraced both cultures.
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