Sikhi & Acceptance: Real Life Sikhi - Sikh Research Institute

Sikhi & Acceptance: Real Life Sikhi

Join us for an afternoon of coffee and snacks as our speakers discuss "Real Life Sikhi". For the curious and open minded.

Board Chair, SikhRI Canada & Seva Food Bank, Kulvir Singh, and former Board Executive, SAFAR, Kirpa Kaur will be sharing how Sikhi has shaped their personal journeys and day-to-day life. We will discuss how Sikhi has influenced & inspired their decision making.

The event will be moderated by Inderdeep Kaur, President, Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research & University of Alberta Sikh Students' Association.

All are welcome. You don't need to be a Sikh or know anything about Sikhi to attend.
The event will begin with a conversation between our speakers, followed by an open dialogue with all of our guests. Bring all of your weird, wild and wonderful questions!

Suggested Donation of $10.
RSVP via eventbrite.

Please contact Jas for any inquiries, 780-932-1855.

Preview Sikhi & Acceptance here:

Kulvir Singh
Kulvir Singh Gill is a Senior Principal with Clareo Partners, a growth strategy consultancy based in Chicago. Previously, he worked as a management consultant with Oliver Wyman and with Barrick Gold Corporation in their organizational effectiveness practice. Kulvir has been actively involved in the Sikh-Canadian community. He has served in leadership roles with the Sikh Centennial Foundation, Spinning Wheel Film Festival, and Toronto Sikh Youth Retreats. He is a co-founder of Mississauga’s Seva Food Bank and Sikhs Serving Canada. Kulvir also serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors for the William Osler Health System Foundation and is on the board of Habitat For Humanity – Brampton. He is also Board Chair of Sikh Research Institute, Canada. He was a 2011 Action Canada fellow and is a recent recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Mr. Gill holds a B.Sc. and a B.Comm. from the University of Calgary and currently lives with his family in Brampton.

Kirpa Kaur
Kirpa Kaur is an ever aspiring spiritual political activist. With experience spanning from gender equity education and advocacy, to direct-action activism, to co-founding programs including the first South Asian youth forums and mentorship programs of BC focusing on youth empowerment, violence, inter-generational/resource gaps and marginalization; to bi-lingual culturally sensitive Punjabi women’s groups focusing on 'breaking-the-silence' and resilience; to facilitating dialogue meet-ups and workshops by SAFAR called Kaurs Talk Politics; to chairing the first Sikh Feminist academic conference at the University of British Columbia.
Through Kirpa's grassroots work with a number of Sikh organizations she hopes to help inspire individuals and communities to build personal and active relationships within Sikhi. Currently she runs a full-time local family business and works part time on her Masters in Counseling Psychology- while having just finished a five year term on the Sikh Feminist Research Institute's Board of Directors (SAFAR). Some of her research focuses have included presenting: Hair Speaks: Sikh Women Voicing Spiritual, Sexual and Identity Body Politic (2012), and Doli-Deconstructed: Evoking Gender Equity Through A Sikh Lens (2015).
Kirpa brings a diverse range of community development experience to the table with a Sikhi inspired critical lens and feminist analysis.

Inderdeep Kaur
Inderdeep Kaur Mander is a fourth year psychology student at the University of Alberta. She was instrumental in the relaunch of the University of Alberta Sikh Students' Association this past fall and currently serves as it's President. Inderdeep is also the President of the CANFAR (Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research) club on campus and volunteers with The Canadian Mental Health Association's Distress Line, as well as volunteering at her local Gurduara to teach students Panjabi.
She is passionate about helping others through various forms of seva and strives to make the community around her better.

Presented by SikhRI & the University of Alberta Sikh Students' Association.



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