June 27, 2013 (Washington, DC) - The Junior Sikh Coalition sat shoulder to shoulder in the White House with Sikh Coalition staff, Sikh Advocates and Sikh leaders from sangats across the country at the second historic briefing on Sikh civil rights in the United States. Recognized as the youngest members in the Sangat, the team represented American Sikh youth as they listened attentively to federal officials addressing Sikh civil rights issues including employment discrimination, profiling at airports, and school bullying.
Junior Sikh Coalition member, Namit Singh Satara, raised questions to the Chief of Educational Opportunities at the US Department of Justice on federal tracking and reporting of bullying incidents in schools on behalf of the youth leadership team.
After the briefing, the Junior Sikh Coalition was recognized at the Sikh Advocates Luncheon & Reception as a promising group of young leaders for the Sikh community for their accomplishments and ongoing anti-bullying efforts.
The Junior Sikh Coalition used their free time to tour the heart of our nation, including Capitol Hill, National Mall, Jefferson Monument, Lincoln Memorial, World War II Memorial, and other monuments honoring the valor of civil rights activists, such as Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Sikh Coalition is proud to extend opportunities to the Junior Sikh Coalition as they deepen their impact in their communities.
Don’t miss an opportunity to be a part of the change! Apply now to join the Junior Sikh Coalition team. Only 3 days left to apply!
Deadline for Applications – June 30th, 2013
The Junior Sikh Coalition is open to rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school, and rising freshmen and sophomores in college.
- Have a strong passion for social justice
- Reside in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut
- Be available to attend a Social Justice Boot Camp at the Sikh Coalition NY Office from August 5th - 9th, 2013
- Be available to attend Camp Chardi Kala, a summer Sikh camp from August 11th – 17th, 2013 (need-based scholarships available) Commit to attend weekly meetings during the school year
Incomplete applications will not be accepted. To learn more and apply, please visit our website.
For additional information, contact Tejpreet Kaur at firstname.lastname@example.org.