Gender ki hai? What is Gender?
What is beyond the female/male constructions and/or limitations? How is gender created/dismantled by and through our history, culture and praxis? This panel juxtaposes gendered issues and Sikh values, history and politics to better understand foundations from yesterday in the hopes for a more liberated tomorrow.
Moderator: Prof Anne Murphy
Ensaaf: Social Justice
Jagjit Singh in Percussions of History (Singh, 2006) discussed how the birth of Sikhi was a plebeian revolution anchored in social change. The goal was socio-political equality through the empowerment of oppressed peoples, such as women and lower-castes. How is this revolution being carried out today?
Moderator: Harinder Singh
Dharam di Sharan: Sikh women’s spiritual practices
To answer the question “what is Sikh Feminism?” necessitates an understanding that Sikh Feminism embeds itself in a relationship with Divinity through a paradigm interwoven in Sikh women’s spiritual practices.
Moderator: Navjot Kaur
Feminist Approaches to Research Methods in Sikhi(sm)
Among the characteristics shared by the diverse array of scholars who define their work as ‘feminist’ are: interdisciplinary research methods and a concern with ethic, voice, representation and power in scholarly production.
Moderator: Mallika Kaur
H Bindy Kaur Kang