Workshop on Sikh Community in Rockville (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships hosted a cultural literacy workshop focused on the Montgomery County’s Sikh Community on July 14 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rockville Library.

The workshop was hosted by the Kaur Foundation- a nonprofit organization that helps communities through education- and was designed to increase awareness of Sikh American identity and heritage, and cultivate cultural sensitivity.

“Our goal is to bring about understanding in the community through education. … Through awareness we can create change,” said Geetika Kaur, director of education and community engagement for the Kaur Foundation.

Montgomery County EEO Officer Angela Washington shared remarks on community diversity followed by an educational video and a short discussion.

“The culture diversity workshops are a really important piece of the office of community partnership. … It increases the sets of awareness the global community in Montgomery County and it really gives a platform for communities who traditionally don’t have a voice,” said Diane Vu, Asian liaison and language access coordinator for the Office of Community Partnerships.


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Aline Barros

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Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.


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