UNITED SIKHS: Recognize the Human Race as One

UNITED SIKHS Invites you to Join the Advocacy & Humanitarian Aid Academy

Washington, DC - After the immense success of last year's Academy we are bringing the Academy back with more sessions and more opportunity for advocacy than ever before! We are now accepting applications for UNITED SIKHS Advocacy & Humanitarian Aid Academy (AHAA), being held from July 6th-10th, 2015 in Washington, DC.

AHAA is a five-day training program designed for students and young professionals 17 and older looking to get involved in social justice advocacy for the Sikh community, relief aid work, or education and healthcare initiatives promoted and pursued by UNITED SIKHS. This comprehensive training program features workshops conducted by qualified speakers including acclaimed professors, government officials, and advocates. The training will end with an Advocacy Day on the Hill on July 10th where students will have an opportunity to utilize the advocacy skills they learned during the training by speaking to Congressmen and Senators about issues faced by the Sikh community.

We will only be accepting eight outstanding, diversely-qualified, young leaders for this program. UNITED SIKHS will properly equip selected applicants with the skills and resources needed to further their career goals while pursuing "SEVA" (selfless service).

Chosen applicants will have the opportunity to hear from speakers, visit Congressmen on Capitol Hill, and tour monumental sites within Washington, DC. This five-day, all-inclusive training experience will be granted to chosen applicants for $350 which includes hotel, Wi-Fi, conference room access, breakfast, lunch and transportation to meeting sites and tours.

Through completion of AHAA training, an Academy graduate will receive certification, training materials, and the skills necessary to fulfill paths in advocacy, law, policy, healthcare, education, and humanitarian aid.

Check out what one of our Academy Alum has to say here.
Check out more testimonials from the students here.


The application deadline is MAY 1st 2015.

Issued By: 
Anisha Singh
Policy Advocate & Staff Attorney

Advocacy & Humanitarian Aid Academy 2015 - Be One of Eight!

Published: 2 ND APRIL 2015

Last Year's Academy Highlights

During last year's AHAA, students had an opportunity to hear from UNITED SIKHS staff, religion professors, NAACP and National Sikh Campaign directors, and Department of Justice and US AID government agency officials. Workshops included topics, such as: "What is Sikhi Really?"; "Creating Positive Sikh Perceptions in the Media"; "Resume Building Exercises"; "Civil Rights Updates"; "What is Human Rights?" and "Racial and Health Equity: Why It Matters."

Students learned about Sikh immigration history, the first Sikh basketball player, Sikh professions, the first Sikh congressman, and post 9/11 backlash. Students also had the opportunity to attend our Innovative Justice Banquet and Fundraising Gala, and meetings with congressmen, Senators, and government officials.