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Leadership for Social Justice: Sikh American Perspectives

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm  |  Stevenson Fireside Lounge


This workshop will provide participants with practical tools for conceptualizing and effecting social change. Modules include: understanding and changing mindsets, community cultural leadership, implementing adaptive change, and supporting citizen-centered rather than client-centered approaches.

Workshop trainer: Jyotswaroop Kaur
Education Director, Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)

Free workshop open to all UCSC students and staff. Lunch provided.
Advance registration required. Please use form below.

Jyotswaroop Kaur SALDEF Education DirectorJyotswaroop Kaur joined SALDEF’s Southern California office with 10 years of experience in youth education programs, teaching, economic and social justice work. In her role at the helm of the Education Initiative, Kaur is responsible for the strategic growth and development of the organization’s two SikhLEAD programs: The Internship Program and the Leadership Development Program. While she spends the majority of her time running the Southern California Bureau, Kaur has brokered relationships with organizations, government bureaus, and offices on Capitol Hill securing coveted internships for the prestigious Internship Program. Kaur not only hand picks each candidate, but also grooms them with resume and interview coaching prior to their arrival in D.C. Just as she winds down her D.C. partnerships, Kaur begins creating the strategic plan and class for the Leadership Development Program where she carefully culls pioneers and changemakers from our nation’s top industries—entrepreneurs, lawyers, journalists, and community organizers— to speak with her incoming LDP class. Kaur also oversees much of the community relations work including the Law Enforcement Partnership Program. She serves on the Board of Directors of SAJE (Strategic Actions for a Just Economy) — a community based organization in South Los Angeles. Kaur graduated with her M.A. in Public Administration, Non-Profit Management and Policy degree from the Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and received her B.A. in English with a minor in Conflict Resolution from the University of California at Irvine.


Leadership for Social Justice: Sikh American Perspectives

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10:00 – 10:15 Welcome and Introduction

10:15 – 11:15 Mindset
Carol Dweck, Mindset, The Mindsets copy

11:15 – 11:25 Break

11:30 – 12:00 Leadership
Marshall Ganz reading on Leadership

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:30 Sikh American Civil Rights Timeline

1:30 – 2:30 Adaptive Change
Video of Ron Heifetz

2:30- 2:45 Break

2:45 – 3:15 Clients vs. Citizens
John McKnight reading, Services are Bad for People

3:15- 3:45 Social Justice Work

3:45- 4:00 Evaluations


February 6, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Stevenson Fireside Lounge
Humanites 1 University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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