Satjeet Kaur
Published December 2, 2021

Satjeet Kaur is the executive director of the Sikh Coalition, the largest Sikh civil rights organization in the United States. She specializes in interfaith dialogue and advancing the religious freedom of Sikhs through policy initiatives and education campaigns. 

She has worked with the Sikh Coalition since 2010, responding to crises such as hate crimes, organizing advocacy campaigns for Sikhism to be accurately included in education standards, and mobilizing Sikh civic engagement. The Sikh Coalition also provides resources to educators and journalists, as well as legal services to Sikhs who have experienced discrimination.

In 2020, Kaur was named one of 15 Faith Leaders to Watch by the Center for American Progress. She previously served as a member of the Asian American Impact Fund. She is also a New York Community Trust Leadership Fellow and a board member for Lahir: Move the Movement, a project to encourage a revival in Sikh community activism through the arts.

Kaur is fluent in Punjabi and has a B.A. in psychology and religious studies from New York University.

A Punjabi woman wearing a white blouse and black blazer smiles to the camera

Courtesy of Satjeet Kaur

Pronouns: She/her

Expertise: Asian American organizing, American Sikh community, civil and human rights

Location: New York, N.Y.

Email: media@sikhcoalition.org

Twitter: @sikh_coalition

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