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Apply Now for DC Summer Internships in 2017

SALDEF is excited to announce the opening of the 2017 SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program! The SikhLEAD Summer Internship Program provides students unparalleled opportunities to explore a potential career in public service, create a network of professional and personal contacts, and develop leadership skills. If you, or someone you know, has interest in government, management, or […]

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Support Our Training Efforts

When law enforcement, employment offices, and other government agencies want trainings on Sikhism and Sikh Americans, they turn to SALDEF. For nearly 20 years, we have trained local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. We do this critical work because law enforcement is responsible for protecting our community and investigating hate crimes. But we can’t […]

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‘SikhToons’ Founder Joins SALDEF as New Media Fellow

Accomplished Artist Brings Expertise, Enthusiasm to Sikh American Organization Washington, DC—Vishavjit Singh, whose work as ‘Sikh Captain America’ fighting intolerance has been featured in major American and international media outlets, is joining the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) as a Media Fellow. Singh is also the creative force behind the renowned www.sikhtoons.com. […]

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Emerging Leaders Build Community Across America

Our SikhLEAD Leadership Development Program participants (SikhLEADers) continue to make a difference across the country. We recently concluded another training for SikhLEAD’s fifth cohort (LDP5) in DC. This three-day program focused on providing SikhLEADers with a changemakers’ tool-kit that includes strategies for: successfully influencing policy-makers; organizing diverse communities; and working with media to accurately represent Sikh […]

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White House Hosts Sikhism Founder’s Birthday Celebration

Washington, DC–White House staff, Sikh Americans, and other attendees commemorated the life of Sikhism Founder Guru Nanak Dev Ji on White House grounds today. The event celebrated both the birth anniversary of Sikhism’s founder and the many achievements of Sikh Americans. “Guru Nanak Sahib’s life exemplified his values of the innate equality of all human […]

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Wishing You a Joyous Gurpurab!

Over 500 years ago, Guru Nanak Dev Ji set out on a journey of spreading the messages of peace, love, unity, mutual respect, service and dedication to all of humankind. For Sikhs across the world, today marks a special day of celebrating the birth of our first Guru, the founder of the Sikh faith. As […]

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Applauding Dutta Family, Fellowship Recipients

  SALDEF expresses its deepest gratitude to the Dutta family for endowing two fellowships at SALDEF this year. As a direct result of their visionary gift, two emerging Sikh American leaders, Harmann Singh and Harnek Singh, were afforded the opportunity to work on important policy and media issues for the Sikh American Community with SALDEF. […]

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Sikh Americans Encouraged to Report Hate Crimes, Bias Incidents

Washington, DC — SALDEF urges the Sikh American community to report hate crimes and bias incidents to appropriate authorities. Recent government, academic, and nonprofit reports point to a rise in such bias incidents during tumultuous political seasons. Therefore, we encourage Sikh Americans to accurately report these incidents and allow local, state, and federal authorities to […]

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SALDEF Trainings Continue Across America

Another 300 Trainees in the Last Three Months For nearly 20 years, SALDEF has provided trainings to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as part of the Law Enforcement Partnership Program (LEPP). These presentations are conducted by SALDEF staff and Regional Directors. Among other accolades, SALDEF was recognized by the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) […]

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Comcast Offers $1,000 College Scholarships

Attn: High School Seniors! Last year, more than 1,000 students received college scholarships for $1,000 each from the Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. There’s a nomination process, so please inquire soon about being your school’s nominee. Please contact: International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. at Comcast@applyists.com or at (855) 670-4787. All scholarship materials must […]

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