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When will Sikhs have their #MeToo movement?

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October 2017 saw #MeToo grow into an international movement, after going viral on social media as a hashtag used to break the silence that empowers perpetrators and to illustrate the prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based violence.

In 2006, Tarana Burke founded the me too. movement to help survivors of sexual violence, particularly young women of color from low-income communities find the language to talk about their experiences, build systems of support, start conversations, and put themselves on pathways of healing.

October 2017 saw #MeToo grow into an international movement, after going viral on social media as a hashtag used to break the silence that empowers perpetrators and to illustrate the prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, and gender-based violence around the world.

What would it take for the #metoo movement to happen in the Sikh community?
What could our #metoo movement look like?
And what are the unique challenges our community must overcome in order to get there?

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Gurleen Kaur

Education and Prevention Specialist, MIT

Gurleen Kaur is a 2017 Sidak Alum. She first became heavily engaged in conversations on gender disparities during her time at UC Berkeley where she and her college friends became co-founders of an initiative called Kaur Voices -- an event dedicated to giving space to the voices of Punjabi women through art, poetry, and performance. 

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Jasleen Kaur

Research Associate

Jasleen Kaur is a Research Associate at the Sikh Research Institute. She has received a Religious Studies B.A./M.A. from the University of Virginia, focusing on South Asian Religions through the lens of literature and poetry.

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