Upcoming Events

Thursday, May 19th, 7:00 PM (PST), free online event

  

Join Take PART on Thursday, May 19th, at 7:00 pm, for an inspiring presentation by Navneet Kaur, who came to the aid of 124 men who were wrongly incarcerated in the Federal prison in Sheridan, Oregon. The men, who spoke little to no English, came to the United States seeking political and religious asylum, only to be sent to prison without any legal representation for an indefinite period of time. Sixty of these men were from India. The men were stripped of their customary clothing including headwear based on their religious beliefs, denied a

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phone call, and made to bunk with convicted felons.

Learn how Navneet Kaur discovered this social injustice and came to their aid by providing interpreter services, ultimately facilitating their release, and helping them resettle in Oregon.

 

Born in Punjab, Ms. Kaur spent many years raising her children in India alone, before she was finally granted a visa to join her husband in California. Ms. Kaur is an educator and adjunct college professor. She has taught in California and Oregon.

The mission of Take PART is to confront racism and to engage in dismantling the systems that perpetuate ingrained racial inequality. We do this through events, education, and outreach that foster engagement in building community where all people are treated with equality and respect. 

In person Take PART events are held at the Portland Baha'i Center

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