Thursday, September 22nd from 6-8:30 pm
Sperry Room, Andover Hall, Harvard Divinity School, 42 Francis Ave.
**This event is cosponsored with the Religions and the Practice of Peace Colloquium**
Presenters: Sarbpreet Singh is a playwright, commentator, and poet, who has been writing while pursuing a career in technology for several years. His commentary has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, The Boston Herald, The Providence Journal, The Milwaukee Journal and several other newspapers and magazines. He writes a weekly column for the popular culture magazine, Sikhchic.com. He is the founder and director of the Gurmat Sangeet Project, a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of traditional Sikh music and serves on the boards of various non-profits focused on service and social justice. He is very active in Boston Interfaith circles and was recognized for his interfaith work by the Boston Globe.
Valarie Kaur, an HDS graduate, is an award-winning film-maker, civil rights lawyer, activist, author, entrepreneur, Sikh thought leader and movement-builder who uses stories to drive social change. Her film Divided we Fall examines the Sikh experience after 9/11 and, more recently, her film Oak Creek documents the aftermath of the Oak Creek shootings.