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SikhLEAD: One Week to Apply!

SALDEF’s SikhLEAD Leadership Development Program (LDP) empowers Sikh American youth to become effective leaders committed to realizing both their personal potential and that of the Sikh American community. Applications for the 2017 #LDP6 cohort are due in one week. Please visit this link to apply today! Since its founding in 2010, the Leadership Development Program (LDP) […]

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An Urgent Request to Support SALDEF

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh! In less than 48 hours, we are going to close the books on our 2016 fundraising. These are critical hours because if we don’t make our goal, we won’t have the funds run all our programs next year. Just this week, we learned that a revised policy would […]

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New NYPD Turban/Beard Policy: Positive Step, Further Review Needed

SALDEF welcomed New York Police Department Commissioner James O’Neill’s announcement of a policy change that allows Sikh officers to wear full turbans. While applauding this step, the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights organization also urged further review so all can serve while adhering to their religious beliefs. “We commend Commissioner O’Neill on this positive […]

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From SikhLEAD Intern to Community Advocate

My name is Amrita Kaur Bamrah and I recently joined SALDEF as the Policy Associate and SikhLEAD Coordinator. I hope you’ll make a generous year-end contribution to SALDEF so more emerging Sikh American leaders can emulate my journey from being a SikhLEAD intern to becoming a community advocate. Earlier this year, I graduated from the […]

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An Artist’s call for the Future

  Earlier this year, I was honored to join the nation’s oldest Sikh American civil rights organization. It’s a privilege to work as SALDEF’s Media Fellow, using the power of art and media to create a more equitable society. I encourage you to support our work with a year-end gift so we can leave future […]

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My SikhLEAD Journey

My name is Naureen Singh and I am a recent graduate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Last year, I had the opportunity to be a part of SALDEF’s 5th annual Leadership Development Program (LDP). My participation in LDP left a profound impact on my journey as a Sikh American in Colorado. I encourage […]

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NBA’s 76ers, SALDEF Host Sikh Heritage Night

Philadelphia, PA – The Sikh community and SALDEF partnered with the Philadelphia 76ers to host the first-ever Sikh Heritage Night during the Philadelphia 76ers versus Toronto Raptors basketball game on December 14, 2016. Fans from Boston to Virginia traveled to the game to celebrate Sikh culture and helped to educate the larger American community about […]

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Help Expand Our Impactful Programs

As 2016 comes to an end, SALDEF has diligently worked to deliver on further empowering the Sikh American community. Please make a generous, year-end gift to SALDEF now. With your support, we are: Supporting Emerging Leaders  Our programs in DC and across the country remain as vibrant as ever. This year, we had 16 participants in […]

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Media Fellow Featured in ‘Us of America’ Magazine Debut Issue

New York – SALDEF Media Fellow Vishavjit Singh is profiled in the debut issue of Us of America, an American culture magazine celebrating diversity and individuality. The story featuring Singh’s art and message is prominently featured with a photo spread in the new publication. “I feel honored to be part of this effort. now that […]

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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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