Naujavan Sojhi - To develop youngsters who think like a Sikh. This program focuses on providing Sikh teens with a space to explore spiritual awareness, personal understanding, mutual understanding, moral character, and ethical awareness.
SikhRI, in partnership with the Kaur and Singh Academy (KASA), New Jersey, is hosting an online class for teens age 14 - 19.
In this session, we will discuss Sikhi in relation to social justice. We will explore ways to translate Sikh worldviews and responses into tangible action through allyship. We will discuss current social justice movements, like Black Lives Matter and the fight against Islamophobia. We will also explore the question of what it means to be an ally, uniting with other minority communities against rising white nationalism, all while being rooted in Gurbani, Tavarikh, and Rahit (or, Gurmat principles).
About the Facilitator
Jasleen is a double UVA grad in Religious Studies, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry. She is currently working as a Research Assistant with Sikhri. She is passionate about projects that create comfortable spaces for community members of all ages and backgrounds to engage in dialogue and learn from one another. She also loves singing in her free time, whether on stage with her friends or alone in her kitchen. She hopes to eventually go back to school in pursuit of a PhD in either religious ethnography or history, and fulfill her dream of teaching and learning from others.
Register for the class here:
Registration closes Friday, 18 May 2018 @ 4:00 PM EST