Join us as Kulvir Singh, Board Chair, SikhRI Canada, & Harinder Singh, Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, SikhRI, discuss and analyze moments in Sikh History and Sikh decision making, as we focus on Gurmat Principles, the 18th Century, and the 20th Century.
In this workshop, we provide context on the logic and reasoning behind why the Guru's and Sikhs did what they did.
What inspired the faith to start? What were the social, political, economic settings of the time? How do we draw inspiration from this into our own lives?
Come explore these questions and more.
The Sikh Revolution workshop highlights the revolutionary aspect of Sikhi and juxtaposes it with other major world revolutions to exemplify its impact and an advanced worldview that was ahead of its time.
The workshop discusses salient features of its religious aspects, like questioning religious leaders and preachers, calling out their hypocrisy, demanding change in status quo, elimination of spiritual slavery and middlemen by giving direct access to Divine wisdom in the scripture; thus making the individual physically, mentally and spiritually free and strong.
With respect to other revolutions, this workshop also highlights the effectiveness of Sikhi in better confronting and tackling the rigid societal caste and class structures of the time apart from gender inequality. In addition, it also touches the political aspect of Sikhi, its aspiration, and crusade for capturing political power over time to establish a rule of the commoners and by the commoners. It also explains the impact of Sikh activism and institutions on the economics right and status of the marginalized vis-à-vis the land and labor laws when and wherever the Sikhs became influential.
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In collaboration with the University of Alberta Sikh Students Association.
About the Speakers:
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 The 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.
Harinder Singh is an educator, thinker, and activist who is deeply in love with 1Force, the Oneness that radiates in all. Love and Justice symbiotic paradigm propels him to leverage public awareness for social change. He currently serves as the Senior Fellow, Research & Policy, at the Sikh Research Institute. Mr. Singh co-founded the Panjab Digital Library and the Sikh Research Institute. He has served on the boards of the National Conference on Community and Justice, The Fellowship of Activists to Embrace Humanity, The Nanakshahi Trust, among others. He is an author and sought after public speaker, raising consciousness of audience around the world. He regularly appears on radio and television programs globally. He also consults on curriculums, exhibitions, and films. He holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering, MS in Engineering Management, and MPhil in Guru Granth Sahib. Some of his publications include: “Guru Granth Sahib: Its Language & Grammar,” “Guru Gobind Singh Sahib & Sikhs in Bihar,” “Love-Harp,” “Sikh Leadership: Established Ideals & Diasporic Realities,” “June 1984 Ghallughara: Lies, List, Light” and series of five articles on Trump’s effect on minorities in America and abroad.
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