‘Sikh Captain America’ will be visiting four Highline Public Schools this week

Vishavjit Singh – aka ‘Sikh Captain America’ – an artist, speaker and activist based in Harlem, New York, will be visiting four Highline Public Schools to host diversity talks for 4th graders.

Vishavjit’s talks will focus on issues of identity, stereotypes, adversity, the power of our life narratives, What it means to be American and using art as a tool for social change.

Vishavjit has been featured in Teaching Tolerance magazine published by Southern Poverty Law Center (Behind the Shield: Teaching Tolerance Magazine) among many other news outlets. He was the subject of an acclaimed short documentary released online in 2015, Red, White & Beard.

Vishavjit is in the area to plan out an upcoming exhibit (Wham Bam Pow: Cartoons, Turbans & Confronting Hate) of his illustrated and performance art work at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, which opens in early May.

In order to challenge what it means to be ‘American,’ he has donned the uniform of quintessential American superhero, Captain America, on the streets of many American cities including Cleveland for RNC convention, Washington DC for 45thPresidential inauguration and Women’s March. He has been featured in Facebook and AdCouncil campaigns.

His cartoons, writings and performance art work can be seen on his website at Sikhtoons.com.

His talk schedule details are as follows:

Wednesday, March 6:

  • 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.: North Hill
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Cedarhurst

Friday, March 8:

  • 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.: Midway
  • 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.: Seahurst

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