March 19, 2013 (Washington, DC) - The Sikh Coalition is pleased to announce and invite applications for its third Sikh Advocate Academy
. The Academy is led by experienced social justice advocates and features guest speakers from government agencies, media outlets, and civil rights organizations. This intensive, week-long workshop between June 16 and 22, 2013 in Washington, DC will train approximately 10 individuals on the same advocacy techniques used by the Sikh Coalition to achieve justice.
Please click here to apply!
Successful applicants will have all expenses paid for their training
, including meals, travel, and hotel accommodations, as well as an opportunity to visit Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. In return for the training, Sikh Coalition Advocates must agree to initiate advocacy efforts in their local communities.
Success of Our Alumni
After receiving training, support, and inspiration at the Academy, the Sikh Coalition Advocates have: organized grassroots surveys
of hundreds of Sikh youth to help address school bullying in Arizona, California, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia; engaged with over 25 media outlets nationwide
to create Sikh awareness and appreciation among thousands of Americans; and developed working relationships with Congressional offices that yielded Congressional support for Sikh hate crime tracking
and TSA accountability
Read more about their achievements here
To learn more about the Sikh Advocate Academy, please visit our website
and watch our alumni speak about their experiences in the following video
. In addition, we encourage you to view pictures from the Class of 2011
and Class of 2012
. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 5, 2013