Speaking the Sikh Experience: Visible Difference in the Crucible of Change

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 SinghUpon initiation into the Khalsa, Sikh men assume the name Singh, “Lion.” 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 SikhSikhs call their tradition the “Sikh Panth,” meaning the “community (panth) of the disciples of the Guru.” The tradition reveres a lineage of ten Gurus, beginning with Guru Nanak in the 16th century and coming to a clos. with the death of Guru Gob... music and serves on the boards of various non-profits focused on service and social justice. He is very active in Boston Interfaith circlesIn some Pagan traditions, a “circle” refers to the people who gather for a ritual. When standing in a circle, all the participants are able to see each other, with no one member elevated over any other. This practice is often felt to encourage egalita... and was recognized for his interfaith work by the Boston Globe.

Valarie KaurAll Sikh women who have joined the Khalsa assume the name Kaur, “Princess.”, 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.

For more information, please see the HDS calendar listing.
This event is presented with generous support from the El Hibri Foundation.

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