Wear a turban, raise awareness

NON-SIKHS IN S.J., FREMONT TO JOIN IN POST-9/11 EVENT     By Lisa Fernandez Mercury News Article Launched: 04/12/2008 01:43:27 AM PDT     To understand what it feels like to be identified as a member of a different faith, non-Sikhs – including the Jewish mayor of Fremont and a Catholic state assemblyman – plan to wrap their heads in brightly colored cloth this weekend as part of “Sikh Turban Day,” an international movement launched five years ago.     “I said, ‘Sure, I’ll do it,’ ” said Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman, who plans to show up early to the Fremont Sikh temple Sunday to get help winding the long piece of turban cloth around his head. Wearing a turban is a first for Wasserman, who is Jewish.     “It’s just a way of showing unity and understanding for each other’s culture,” he said.     Read more.


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