Community Organizing & Education
We educate the general public and organize survivors to advocate for their rights to truth, justice, and reparations.
On the 25th anniversary of Kuljit Singh Dhatt’s custodial killing by the Punjab Police, Ensaaf presents A Labor of Love: Contesting Impunity, a multimedia tribute to the strength and resilience of one family and how they fought impunity for 25 years.
On the 30th Anniversary, Ensaaf presented an eyewitness account on the Indian Army assault on the Harmandir Sahib Complex in Amritsar, Punjab, from June 1 to June 6, 1984. This account is coupled with archival footage of the inside of the complex, filmed during the first week of June by the Associate Press.
On May 23, 2014, Ensaaf released online The Last Killing, an original award winning documentary that chronicles police whistleblower Satwant Singh Manak’s long struggle for justice for the survivors of ten victims of unlawful killings.
On the 28th anniversary of the 1984 Pogroms of Sikhs in India, Ensaaf announced the launch of an online art contest that brought attention to mass state crimes in India.
On November 2, Ensaaf launched an ad campaign in the San Francisco Bay Area's metro system, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the November 1984 pogroms of Sikhs in India. On the same day, the Mercury News also published Ensaaf's op-ed discussing the anniversary of the pogroms and its continuing impact on Sikhs. Earlier in the week, TIME magazine published an article on November 1984, featuring quotes from Ensaaf's Co-Director. That article reached #1 on TIME's Most Emailed list.
Ensaaf's multimedia platform brings together Ensaaf videos, photo essays, and podcasts. The videos draw from raw footage shot during the period of abuses, as well as contemporary interviews with survivors. Learn more about these videos, photo essays, and podcasts, comment on them, and share them with your friends through our platform.
Presentations & Conferences
Ensaaf makes several presentations a year at conferences and academic workshops. Most recently, Ensaaf presented at November 1984 anniversary events commemorating the 25th anniversary of the pogroms of Sikhs in India, such as the Sikh Art and Film festival (hosted by Sikhlens) where Ensaaf received the Heritage Award.
Ensaaf's quarterly newsletter Dispatch provides updates on litigation, developments in Punjab human rights issues, as well as news about Ensaaf.