The Sikh Coalition is proud to invite applications for its 6th Sikh Advocate Academy, our signature advocacy training program in Washington, DC. At a time of rising xenophobia and hate violence, there is an increased need for grassroots volunteers to promote civility, interfaith solidarity, and civil rights in their local communities.

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Training Dates and Location

Sunday, May 21, 2017  –  Friday, May 26, 2017
Hyatt Place Washington, DC / US Capitol
33 New York Avenue NE, Washington DC 20002

What You Will Learn

  • How to competently engage with government officials
  • How to amplify your message through the media
  • How to build coalitions and organize communities

The Sikh Advocate Academy is a week-long, all-expenses paid training. In exchange for this free training, we require each of our graduates to participate in assigned projects that advance the Sikh Coalition’s civil rights mission.

“After attending the Sikh Advocate Academy, I have finally gained the proper tools to keep up the Sikh tradition of fighting against injustice. The week-long training has equipped me with skills that I can utilize any day to achieve social justice and mobilize communities to act on human rights issues.”

– Sehaj Kaur, Class of 2015 (California)

Application Requirements

  • At least 18 years old
  • U.S. residency
  • Demonstrated interest in civil rights and social justice
  • Pledge to work on Sikh Coalition projects for at least one year after graduation

The application deadline has been extended until April 14, 2017! Our application process is rigorous. Applicants who meet our minimum requirements will be invited to participate in additional application rounds.Apply Today

The Sikh Advocate Academy has been made possible by the generous support of the Open Society Foundation, Proteus Fund, and individual donors from the Sikh community.