Langar@DU

Student Organized Community Event

{ Lun - ger } - rhymes with hunger

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Dilpreet Jammu and Marji Karish in hallway in front of sign & Panelists in front of table smiling at camera

Colorado Sikh and C+V logos

Langar @ DU image collage - people wearing orange t-shirts and serving food

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DU and Colorado Sikhs host second Langar@DU: A student organized community event

A DU Clarion Article & Official Press Release

“My experience in this class has been very unique and special seeing all of the different people come together for a common cause/values. The inclusive and welcoming environment we have been able to create is truly amazing."

Evan Wein, DU student in course 

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Inclusive Community

A group of students standing on Campus Green planning for the Langar@DU event

The students in COMN 2040 are excited to partner with the Colorado Sikh community and DU Community + Values initiative to host the 2nd Annual Langar@DU on May 20th, 2023. This event is part of the Inclusive Community course, which provides a 4D learning experience and develops skills to serve the public good. The University of Denver and C+V is committed to community initiatives and partnerships with organizations to break down barriers and make positive change. Our community seeks to make a difference in the world through our Five Strategic Imperatives with broader student engagement outside the classroom, meaningful connections with others, and a diversity of experiences - the Langar@DU accomplishes these and more.

Langar (a free Indian meal unifying diverse race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and class identities) is a Sikh tradition that brings together people of all backgrounds, religions, and social status to prepare and share a free Indian meal and build connection. Participating in a Sikh Langar is seen as a way to practice selflessness, generosity, and service. It creates an intercultural, interfaith, and interracial space to celebrate humanity and oneness, and resist division, violence, and bigotry.

The history of Langar at the University of Denver is an exciting one. Last year's event served 800 meals with 200 volunteers while incorporating music, activities, dialogue, and reconnection. As one student commented, “The Sikh community is about giving and not expecting anything in return because everyone that attends gives something, anything, no matter if it's large of small, and does so because it's who one is and what they want to be like when they attend a Langar.”

For centuries, the Sikh community has practiced and celebrated Langar. In our modern world of technology where we are all closer than geographical constraints, the ability to share tools for connection make intercultural Langar more accessible and brings the promise of Langar to bridge divides and connect like-minded people in focus. Come join us!

Check Out & Share Our Flyers in English, Spanish & Chinese

Langar@DU Flyer: English Version

Langar@DU Flyer: Spanish Version

Langar@DU Flyer: Chinese Version

What to Expect

Click the drop down menus below for information on what to expect on the day of event including activities, transportation options, campus maps, parking information.

If you have any questions, please email DU.Langar@du.edu.

  • Activities
    • Bounce House
    • Log Jammer Inflatable
    • Corn hole
    • Life size 'Connect 4'
    • Giant Jenga
    • Spikeball
    • Friendly basketball games with DU basketball players
    • Art activities including sidewalk chalking and chalkboard art
    • Turban Tying: Learn to tie a turban and more about Sikhism
    • Cooking demonstration: Learn about Langar food preparation and flavors 
    • Ice cream from Em's Ice Cream
  • Details & Location

    Date/Time: Saturday May 20, 2023 | 11 am – 2 pm, drop by any time for as long as you want!

    Location: Campus Green, University of Denver Campus (see both campus and event maps). 

    Campus Green is the large lawn area between Evans Ave. and Asbury St. Look for the large tent! Upon arrival, follow the signs and check in with our volunteers at one of the three welcome locations surrounding Campus Green. Free food will be served between 11am and 2pm. 

  • Volunteer Opportunities

    If you wish to volunteer and did not get the chance to sign up yet, we encourage you to explore our volunteering options – volunteers make Langar@DU possible! Attendees can still sign up to prepare food or help out when you arrive. Use this link to sign-up. You must create an account to sign up.


    If you have signed up to be a volunteer, please check out the below information to be prepared for the event:

    View this short presentation to help you prepare for the day of!

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    We have worked hard to ensure this is an accessible event. Please read our volunteer accessibility guidelines before the event so we can ensure our event is accessible, inclusive, and welcoming for all. Thank you!

    View the Accessibility Guidelines

  • Getting to Campus: Maps & More

    Campus event and parking map

    *Please note, if you attended last year, the 2023 Langar@DU is in a different location on campus. It is on Campus Green this year.

    Parking options:

    Parking Lot E (10:30am – 2:30pm, Saturday, May 20)

    Visitor parking is reserved in Parking Structure E on the southeast corner of Evans and High Street. Please tell attendant you are participating in the Langar@DU. Free parking for first 160 vehicles. Once lot is filled, only off-street parking or paid campus parking is available.

    To get to Campus Green, walk east down Evans to the crosswalk. Turn north, cross on the cross walk, and enter the green via the campus sidewalk directly ahead.

    Denver Mass Transit (RTD):

    DU strongly encourages members of our community to make use of Denver's public transit system (RTD) when possible. In addition to an on Campus light rail train station the University of Denver has 2 main thoroughfares serviced by Bus. These lines include the East-West bound Route 21: Evans Avenue and the North-South bound Route 24: University Boulevard. If walking from the light rail station, walk south down High Street. Then turn east on Asbury and walk past Race Street to the entrance to Campus Green.

    Ride Sharing:

    If using a ride sharing service like Lyft or Uber, the drop off location is 2190 E Asbury Ave, Denver, CO 80210 between S Gaylord St and S Race St.

    Biking:

    There are bicycle racks near Sturm Hall next to Campus Green.

  • Accessibility at Langar@DU

    We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Chase McNamee at chase.mcnamee@du.edu or at 303-871-6260. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, we may not be able to provide reasonable accommodations.

    Email chase.mcnamee@du.edu


     

    We have worked hard to ensure this is an accessible event. Please read our volunteer accessibility guidelines before the event so we can ensure our event is accessible, inclusive, and welcoming for all. Thank you!

    View the Accessibility Guidelines

     


Accessibility at Langar@DU

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable individuals of all abilities to engage fully. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact Chase McNamee at chase.mcnamee@du.edu or at 303-871-6260. Please note that without adequate notice before the event, we may not be able to provide reasonable accommodations.

Email chase.mcnamee@du.edu