ADVOCACY - TAKE ACTION TODAY
March 27, 2017
Help us shed light on the extent to which members of the Sikh community experience hate crimes and or bullying. From now until April 30, 2017, UNITED SIKHS will be distributing the UNITED SIKHS 2017 CIVIL RIGHTS SURVEY via email, Facebook, Twitter, and via other social media and in the gurdwaras. The survey's purpose is to guide the work of the International Civil & Human Rights Advocacy (ICHRA) staff. It will help the organization better advocate for Sikh and civil and human rights in 2017, a
SIKHS ON THE RISE! Congrats Tejkaran Kaur Bains
March 22, 2017
Congratulations to Tejkaran Kaur Bains on being the first Sikh law student to win the best oral advocate award in the Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition Moot Court. The Frederick Douglass Moot Court Competition is a national moot court competition that takes place every year. The competition focuses primarily on public and civil rights law, along with topics of particular relevance to communities of color.
UNITED SIKHS Launches 2017 Civil Rights Survey
February 1, 2017
The UNITED SIKHS 2017 CIVIL RIGHTS SURVEY will shed light on the extent to which members of the Sikh community experience hate crimes and or bullying. It will serve as a manifesto of the issues the Sikh community believes will be most pressing in 2017. The manifesto will serve to focus the organization's vision, help create its priorities and provide direction.
How We Fight Hate: Paying Homage to Dr. King
January 17, 2017
As our country celebrates and honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. This week and throughout the year, the team at UNITED SIKHS is reflecting; reflecting on our country’s progress, on the continued quest for equality and on our mission to recognize the human race as one.
New NYPD Turban and Beard Rule Opens Employement Opportunities for Sikhs
December 30, 2016
On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, the New York City Police Department Commissioner, James O’Neill, announced that in order to continue to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, NYPD would allow Sikhs to wear beards up to one half inch in length, from only a few millimeters in past policies. The new rule would also allow Sikhs to serve with turbans that have a police badge affixed to it.