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    Watch the First Ever Sikh American PSA

    Featuring Waris Singh Ahluwalia and airing in 39 states on the Comcast networks

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    Turban Myths

    Research about Sikh Americans in partnership with Stanford University

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August Advocate: Serving, Sharing, Leading

Find out how one Sikh promotes the power of 'One,' how Americans are responding to the Sikh American commercial, and how SikhLEADers organize on the Hill [...] read more»

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Millions Reached Through Sikh American Commercial

The first-ever Sikh American commercial hit the airwaves this summer. The 30-second TV spot has aired in 39 states and Washington, DC, over 70,000 times. [...] read more»


SALDEF’s SikhLEADers Host First Ever Langar on the Hill

SALDEF's SikhLEADers held the first-ever Langar on Capitol Hill, introducing Congressional leaders to a Sikh American way of life. [...] read more»


“Turban Myths”: A Report with Stanford University

Stanford University partnered with SALDEF to conduct the first-ever national survey of the public perception of Sikh Americans and their articles of faith, "Turban Myths". This study corroborates, through literary [...] read more»

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Spotlight: Pushpinder Kaur

As the principal of San Jose’s Guru Nanak Khalsa School since 1992, Pushpinder Kaur, has witnessed her program grow from a small classroom to over 700 students who come from near and far to attend a breadth of programs including Punjabi language, Gurmat studies, kirtan, public speaking, Sikh history and philosophy. A pioneer in her own right, Kaur went from teaching Punjabi in 1989 to running the entire school in 1992. “I was called principal off and on by students and teachers, but I kept on denying the title,” Kaur humbly said. “I always said, ‘I am one of the 100 teachers.’”
Want to know more about Principal Pushpinder Kaur? Find out why this teacher’s conversations are “awesome,” what advice she would give her 20-year-old self, and the motto she lives by everyday…

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