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SikhRI presenters and facilitators appear for live events on topics that are globally important and have local relevance.

COVID-19 Update: We have discontinued live events and switched to an entirely online, virtual format for the foreseeable future.

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Saturday
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6
November
2021

Representing 1984

What is the language of violence? How do we find language for translating the unspeakable? Who speaks for those who suffer violence?

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Saturday
,
6
November
2021

Representing 1984

What is the language of violence? How do we find language for translating the unspeakable? Who speaks for those who suffer violence?

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Saturday
,
2
October
2021

Harm reduction, Healing, Hope

Join panelists Dr. Anokh Singh, Dr. Bavenjit Kaur, and clinical counselor Palwinder Kaur Gill, who will draw on their personal and professional experience to engage in conversation: What problems with alcohol look like in Sikh communities; why they occur; common challenges folks face when engaging with the healthcare system, and how we can harness hope, empathy, and Sikhi when we are struggling. 

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Saturday
,
25
September
2021

3Gs: Guru, Gurgaddi, Granth

The world knows a Guru to be an influential teacher, spiritual master, or popular expert. The Sikh world refers to ten founder personalities as well as the Guru Granth and the Khalsa Panth as the Guru. Guru Nanak Sahib considered “Sabad” to be the Guru. This conversation will dive deep into the Sikh context of what Guru is, “Gurgaddi” as the enthronement to the status of the Guru in Sikh tradition, and how the eternal co-Guruship came about by the Command of Guru Gobind Singh Sahib to Granth-Panth. Within a month of this conversation are the first Prakash of Guru Granth Sahib and its Gurgaddi, Gurgaddi Purabs of Guru Nanaks II, IV, V & VIII.

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Saturday
,
21
August
2021

Screens, Pandemic, & Children

Join us in a conversation with Dr. Shimi Kaur Kang and Dr. Jasjeet Kaur to learn how to treat screens like food: consume healthy tech, limit junk tech, and eliminate toxins.

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Monday
,
26
July
2021

Sidh Gosti: A Virtual Sidak Course

This Sidak course provides participants aged 18-40 a 2.5 hour per day learnings for 5 days. Each day will consist of a Hukam reflection, an interactive themed activity, and a learning session. The course will delve into the Bani of Guru Nanak Sahib “Sidh Gosti: Learning through Dialogue.” It will provide participants with an opportunity to enhance their personal relationship with IkOankar, engage in critical conversations about issues affecting Sikh families and the Panth, and develop opinions on non-Sikh issues that are supported by a Gurmat framework. The participants will develop a deeper understanding of the theme and tangible applications of the learnings.

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Wednesday
,
21
July
2021

The Political-Spiritual Being

Join us in conversation with Harinder Singh and Jasleen Kaur as we try to understand Miri-Piri from a Gurmat (Guru’s Way) perspective, as inferred from Bani (wisdom), Tavarikh (history), and Rahit (lifestyle).

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Saturday
,
19
June
2021

Fatherhood & Sikhi

Fathers sometimes underestimate their role. Loving, actively involved fathers contribute to their children’s well-being and development, strengthening their self‑esteem. What's different about being a Sikh father? Being born and raised in Sikh households may cause fathers to relook at their own childhood experiences and seek guidance. What worked well for their fathers 20 or 30 years ago may not work with the kinds of challenges fathers face today. Join us for this candid conversation with our panelists, who will share their thoughts on whether they are inspired or perhaps intimidated by the strong father figures in our history? And whether fatherhood has changed their Sikhi?

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Saturday
,
22
May
2021

Guru in Sikhi: Up Close & Personal

Join the Sidak team as they share the meaning, role, and importance of Guru in Sikhi. 

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Saturday
,
8
May
2021

Sikhs, Statecraft & Civil Society

Sikhs are a global community with a growing presence in the United States. To create influence, do we understand how US foreign policy is developed and implemented? What is the Biden administration’s approach to its foreign policy as it may affect the Sikhs? 80% of the Sikhs live in India, primarily in the Panjab state. What are the expectations of the US-India relationship in the next few years in reference to democracy and human rights in the context of bilateral relations? The conversation will touch upon lessons and guidance to the Sikh community on how to pursue advocacy, long-term strategies, and building coalitions via both positive and not so positive case studies from the Afhgan-Sikh crisis to the Farmers movement.

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Saturday
,
24
April
2021

Khalsa Scholar-Martyrs: Bhai Mani Singh & Baba Dip Singh

Bhai Mani Singh and Baba Dip Singh were leaders, scholars, and warriors. They played significant leadership roles in the community post-Baba Banda Singh Bahadur, keeping the Panth united under challenging circumstances. They were master scholars, some of the greatest in Sikh history, and created a scholarly tradition that still resonates in the community to this day. They were great warriors, fully living up to Guru Gobind Singh Sahib’s standard of the Warrior-Saint. And both sacrificed themselves for the Panth, becoming martyrs whose Shahidi has inspired generations of Sikhs. Join us as we explore the lives and legacy of these two preeminent Khalsa Scholar-Martyrs.

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14100 Stave Lake Road, Mission, BC V2V 0A5
Sunday
,
26
July
2020

Sidak 2020

Khalsa Centre @ Miracle Valley

Sidak is a distinctive leadership development program for young adults seeking to increase their commitment towards the Sikh faith. This two-week intensive immersion into the Sikh culture, language, values and community is held annually in the summer. Sidak is available for adults 18-40 years old (17 year olds that have completed high school are considered).

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177 North Heartz Road, Coppell, TX 75019
Saturday
,
29
February
2020

Love in Sikhi

Cozby Library and Community Commons

Join us this afternoon as we look at love and relationships through a Sikh lens. Pritpal Singh, Mentor, Educator, Physician, explores what it really means to be in love and how it reflects in our relationships from Gurbani's perspective.

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Rajpath Area, Central Secretariat
Sunday
,
9
February
2020

Guided Tours by Asha Marie Kaur

National Museum, New Delhi

What better way to enjoy an exhibition than having a live walky-talky companion, someone who is exceptional in her story-telling style and will engage you in the stories, making it an unforgettable experience.

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10590 Woodstock Rd
Saturday
,
14
December
2019

Asa Ki Var: Beyond Duality

SEWA Gurdwara Sahib

Join us as Harinder Singh explores the history and background of Asa Ki Var. Sessions will delve into how to go beyond duality in thought conduct, as well as action at both personal and community level.

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10285 University Dr
Saturday
,
19
October
2019

Guru Nanak Sahib: Revolutionary in Oneness #Nanakshahi550

SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering

A one-day conference of connection to the philosophies that shaped spiritual and temporal life in South Asia. 

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8388 128 St
Friday
,
18
October
2019

Protecting the Raj of Guru Nanak Sahib

The Grand Taj Banquet Hall

This benefit dinner for SikhRI will draw on #nanakshahi550 themes and speakers to provide an inspired and nourishing evening.

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116 St & 85 Ave
Saturday
,
12
October
2019

Guru Nanak - Celebrating Nanakshahi 550

Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science

In celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, you are invited to join the Sikh and interfaith community to learn about the life and philosophy of Guru Nanak.

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1655 Oak Tree Road #150
Friday
,
11
October
2019

Guru Nanak Sahib: Sabad-Wisdom to Panth-Nation

Mirage

Join us for enlightening talks, great food, and network with Sikh leaders and community builders.

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300 Chisholm Place
Saturday
,
5
October
2019

SikhRI Benefit Dinner: Dallas

The Grand Center

Join us for enlightening talks, great food and networking with Sikh leaders and community builders.

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Wednesday
,
14
April
2021

Khalsa Inauguration, Indian Subcontinent & Freedom Solidarity

The Khalsa inauguration on Vaisakhi day in 1699 infused the Sikhs and gave them a structure of ideas and institutions that continue to shape their lives both individually and collectively. Why was the Khalsa revealed by Guru Gobind Singh Sahib? How did it transform the community in the Indian subcontinent and beyond? What are the “freedom” (political-spiritual) ramifications for global Sikhs today? We will discuss these and related matters for personal and community development.

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Saturday
,
6
March
2021

Collecting HERstory: Narratives that Shape our Futures

Join us on International Women’s Day as we share the multi-faceted journeys that women have taken. What role have women historically occupied in our collective psyche? Reflecting on our past, present, and thinking about the future, how do we put mechanisms into place to ensure women’s stories aren’t forgotten? To ensure they become a part of consciousness? Through this conversation, we will imagine futures in which we move beyond the mere recognition of gendered differences and enact attention on reducing gender disparities while paying homage to the strides we have already made.

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Saturday
,
13
February
2021

Transcendent Love

What’s “Love” got to do with it? Love is indeed a four-letter word, heavily used, very interpretive, and often taken out of context in our personal lives. How do we understand love in the Sikh context?

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Saturday
,
16
January
2021

Farmers Protest: Mainstream, Media, & Morcha

Join us on January 16th in conversation with Harmeet Singh, Nimrat Kaur, and Sandeep Singh on the farmer protests moderated by Harinder Singh. This webinar will discuss the protests as a pan India movement beyond the 3 Farm Bills. We will focus on the Indian and International media coverage and the Sikh historical context of Morcha in Delhi and Panjab.

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Saturday
,
5
December
2020

Bhai Vir Singh: His Fragrance Travels Through Centuries

In this conversation, we will be joined by scholar Dr. Nikky-Guninder Kaur Singh, author, poet, and artist, Inni Kaur, and educator, Surinder Singh as they discuss the poetry, Gurbani, and the inspiration of Bhai Vir Singh.

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Saturday
,
14
November
2020

Stories That Transform Children

How can we use the enchantment of children’s books to build bridges between worlds? How do we diversify the stories we tell, hear, and read? How can parents, educators, and childcare workers engage and share diverse stories? Join us in conversation with social entrepreneur and children’s book author, Deanna Singh, writer, scholar, and activist, Simran Jeet Singh, and author, poet, and artist, Inni Kaur. Together, let’s re-imagine storytelling for a new generation and tell stories that deserve to be told.

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Saturday
,
31
October
2020

Genocide

How do we remember? How do we advocate? How do we survive? Please join us for a webinar with three leading voices in the November 1984 Anti-Sikh pogroms study. Dr. Ishmeet Kaur, a professor at the University of Gujarat, will help us explore the literary and artistic response to the Pogroms. Dr. Shruti Devgan, a professor at Bowdoin College, has researched in the diasporic, 1st, and 2nd generation response to the events of 1984 and how the events have been commemorated digitally. Finally, Mr. Ryan Singh Kohli, a leading public law practitioner in the UK, will share his work with Sardar HS Phoolka in the struggle for legal justice for the victims of November 1984.

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Saturday
,
10
October
2020

The Guru Granth Sahib Project

Join us in conversation with the project’s global lead researchers: Harinder Singh, Ishmeet Kaur, Jasleen Kaur, and Jaswant Singh as we delve into how this idea came to fruition, the transcreation process, the challenges, and how these translations will differ from other current translations.

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Saturday
,
3
October
2020

State of the Panth Report: Sikhi & Sexuality

Sexuality is not something that is frequently discussed in the Panth (Sikh Collective). The report clearly outlines Sikh perspectives on major topics like lust, marriage, homosexuality, and polygamy. What does Bani say about sexuality? How do we differentiate between sex and sexuality? How have colonialism, nationalism, and other historical processes influenced the Sikh understanding of sexuality? What role, if any, should institutions play in supporting Sikhs of all gender identities and sexual orientations?

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