The Sikholars: Sikh Graduate Student Conference was born out of repeated conversations with graduate students about the need for a collaborative effort to bring various expertises together to identify, analyze, and support the needs for research about the Sikh community.

About Jakara Movement

Founded in 2000, the Jakara Movement began as a collegiate conference, but has evolved into an institution for the recruitment and training of volunteers and a hub for the Sikh youth. With a focus on the interstices of education, health, gender, and social justice, the Jakara Movement inclusively engages large sections of the Sikh youth in various projects to strengthen their identity and consciousness as Sikhs, foster education through service-learning, and inspire activism and volunteerism within the greater Qaum.