Creating Global Awareness

In the wake of the global reality shift that occurred after the terrorist attacks
in the United States on 11 September 2001, the obvious lack of public
awareness and dearth of educational forums regarding the Sikh faith became
an issue of growing concern.

Global Awareness, one of the three main areas of focus to which SikhRI
devotes its efforts, is dedicated to countering this ignorance and the instances
of injustice and intolerance that too often accompanies lack of understanding.

Through lectures, discussions and seminars, SikhRI makes it a priority to
design and host programs which are intended to facilitate interaction and
dialogue among participants.

SikhRI is strongly committed to open educational forums that further “Harmony
in a world of difference.”

SikhRI has delivered at events in over 60 cities across 5 continents. The
venues include:
• Educational Institutions
• Government Agencies
• Interfaith and Inter-cultural Forums
• Sikh and Panjabi Organizations
• Radio and TV programs

SikhRI also undertakes regular efforts to reach out to the global community
through print, television, radio and Internet appearances.

Program Lead
Shraddha Nembang
info@sikhri.org

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Interfaith & Intercultural Dialogues
SikhRI strives to further understanding through dialogue.

Some events SikhRI has previously participated in include:

•   Inseparable Creator-Creation: A Sikh Eco-Theological Perspective,
    Evening of World Faith, Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, TX, USA
•   Sikh Americans: Life & Lifestyle, 2nd “United Communities”, United
    Communities of San Antonio, Institute of Texan Cultures Auditorium,
    San Antonio, TX, USA
•   Remembrance, 9/11 Keeping Faith Keeping Freedom, City Hall,
    San Antonio, TX, USA






Radio/TV Shows
SikhRI undertakes regular efforts to reach out to the global community through print, television, radio and Internet appearances.

Some appearances SikhRI has previously made include:
•   The Third Sikh Ghallūghārā, Nirvair Radio - AM 1320,
    Toronto, ON, Canada
•   Interview, Omni TV, Channel 8, Vancouver, BC, Canada
•   Sharing Our Bounty of Goodness: Light for the World to See, CTSA Channel, Time Warner Cable
    Channel 15.






Sikh Institutions Through lectures, discussions and seminars, SikhRI makes it a priority to design and host programs which are intended to facilitate interaction and dialogue among participants.

Some topics previously presented include:
•   Woman: Gateway to Freedom -This workshop explores the role of women in
    Sikhi though history and into modern day, with a emphasis on the importance
    of creating safe places in the homes and communities for girls and women.
    Drawing on Gurbani to offer the scriptural take and examples of tradition and
    historical precedence this goal of this session is end with a reality check about
    the prejudice and even violence that threatens women, and offers “The Sikh Solution”
    to creating an educated and equitable world.

•  Rekindling the Sikh Spirit - A powerful presentation designed to reinvigorate the
   collective Sikh spirit through developing Guru-initiated processes and strengthening
   communal institutions for collective good. Rekindling the Sikh Spirit is one of our
   most popular GA presentations, requested by audiences around the world.
   Content is engaging and inspiring to groups of all ages and message transcends
   space and unites communities.

•  Gurduara: Then & Now - This particular lecture takes on all aspects of the gurduara and
   its roles in Sikh communities, from the first built, to the way they serve (or do not serve)
   communities today. Beginning with the etymology of the word itself, and exploring their
   purpose and status as drawn from scriptural insights, the content takes on the evolution of
   the gurduara over centuries, through the purposes and requirements during the diaspora,
   to the current vision for change and maximum function that should be the goals for the
   modern gurduara.

International events SikhRI has previously participated in include:

•   The Partition, Sikh Youth Convention, 2009 University of Alberta Sikh Conference, Edmonton,
     AB, Canada
•   Sing the Glorious Praises, Gurduārā Sāhib, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa
•   Sikhi Today: Imparting the Ideals, Guru Gobind Singh College, Chandigarh , UT, India
•   Kadiru-Kudrati: EcoSikhi & You, Gurdwara Sahib Dasmesh Darbar, Surrey, BC, Canada
•   Banda Singh & Jarnail Singh: Mission, Memory & Martyrdom, Sri Guru Singh Sabha Southall,
    Park Avenue, UK
•   Imparting Sikhi Education, Gurduara Sahib (Library), Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
•   What are the Youngsters Thinking? Siri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara, Nairobi, Kenya






Educational Institutions
Some topics previously presented include:
Through lectures, discussions and seminars, SikhRI makes it a priority to design and host programs which are intended to facilitate interaction and dialogue among participants.

Some topics previously presented include:

•   The Sikh-American: Life and Lifestyle - Extremely popular with young children, this workshop
     is a great way to introduce kids to the basic tenets of Sikhi and to give a jump start to a lifetime
     of curiosity and acceptance through early education about religious diversity.

•   Infinite Wisdom Day - An annual interfaith forum organized by SikhRI, Infinite Wisdom Day takes    
    its name from. The gathering brings together members of the religious community in San Antonio
    and the surrounding area to offer a perspective from their faith on a question or theme.

•   Sikh Americans: Stereotypes and Realities - A frequently requested talk at universities, Sikh
    Americans provides an overview of Sikhi, both as a philosophy and from a historical vantage,
    as though the audience did not have any background in Sikh studies. Besides providing a
    platform to begin to understand Sikhi, this talk also spends some time on the current reality
    of prejudice and even violence that has been perpetrated against Sikhs due to misinformation
    about terrorism.           

Some events SikhRI has previously participated in include:

•   Turbans & Dhols in South Texas, A.T.L.A.S, United Communities of San Antonio, Genesis Ranch,
    Canyon Lake, TX, USA
•   Guru Nanak Sahib: Purpose & Persona, Sikh Jeevan Jach te Guru Nanak, Falconridge Castleridge
    Community Center, NE Calgary, AB, Canada
•   Sikhi - Culture of Oneness, 263 Dwindelle Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA

SikhRI has the skills and the resources to research and deliver a lecture, workshop, or presentation on various facets of the Sikhs, the Panjab, and the South Asia. It may include religion, culture, politics, linguistics, leadership, and development.
 
If we can serve you or your organization on a specific topic, please contact us at 210.757.4555, or email to info@sikhri.org.


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