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Turban Tying at the 2017 Global Arts Festival

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Date: June 24th & 25th
Time: 11am to 6pm each day
Location: 102 N. Eastern, Bartlett, IL 60103

What we want to do is pretty simple. Tie turbans...and talk to our neighbors about Sikhs.

The project will give people an opportunity to learn a little bit about the significance of a turban and then, to use it as a vehicle to open up a conversation about people, faith, difference and community. 

While the turban is a mandatory article of faith for a practicing Sikh, it is also something held in high esteem by many other cultures. Unfortunately due to certain events in the last decade, the turban has become an item associated with a threat, by some. Sikhs, being the most prominent turban wearers around the world, have borne the brunt of the backlash that has ensued against the turban.

The youth, Sikh Resource Society, and Little Sikhs hope to turn that trend around, not just for Sikhs but for all people who are made to feel unwelcome because of what they wear. We are using the turban as a starting point not just because it is such an obvious signifier but also because it offers an opportunity for a personal encounter between two people. By unravelling the cloth together, we unravel preconceived notions. We then tie a fresh new turban, together.

We also need donations to get more turbans. So please support the event by going to the GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/sikh-boothturban-tying-town-fair

Source - https://www.facebook.com/events/429676797406311/

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