UNITED SIKHS PRESENTS ITS YOUNG SIKH LEADERS WORKSHOP! REGISTER NOW!
Please join us on Saturday, October 19, 2013 from 10:00am- 1:00pm in Washington, D.C. for our Young Sikh Leaders Workshop! The UNITED SIKHS Young Sikh Leaders Workshop (YSLW) will provide students of undergraduate universities to gather at our nation's capitol to build their leadership and advocacy skills. They will meet with Sikh activists and leaders to learn about issues that affect the Sikh American community and discover possible action that may be taken to make a difference in the community.
Through the workshop, our young leaders will become aware of social issues, expand their knowledge on strategic solutions, build relationships and gain mentors with leaders from the community, and develop confidence to advocate for Sikh rights. YSLW 2013 will focus on exploring Sikh American history in the United States, post-9/11 xenophobia and hate crime increases, bias-based bullying among youth, and tools to address misconceptions.
REGISTER HERE NOW!: Click Here. There will be a $25 registration fee at the door.
Location: American Civil Liberties Union- 915 15th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005
YSLW 2013 Schedule:
10:00-10:30am- Registration and Welcome
10:30-11:00 am- Presentation on Post 9/11 Xenophobia/Hate Crime Backlash, Bullying in Schools, and efforts to address misconceptions.
11:00-11:45am- Skills Building Workshop: Scripted mock congressional meetings followed by evalutations.
11:45am-12pm- First Sikh American Idol contestant, Gurpreet Singh Sarin A.K.A. "The Turbinator" will speak on his experiences leading up to where he is today and his time on American Idol.
12-12:15pm- Senator Coons' Economic Policy Advisor, JJ Singh, will speak to attendees about his journey to Capitol Hill and advise attendees on best strategies for policy advocacy on the Hill.
12:15-12:30pm- Ms. Anju Kaur, Journalist and Editor at Sikh News Network, will speak about her road to journalism.
12:30-1:00pm- Refreshments and snacks served during Meet and Greet with Sikh Leaders.
REGISTER NOW: Click Here.