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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.

When: Saturday, March 6, 2021 · 11:00:00 AM · Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Language: English
Who can attend? Everyone
Dial-in available? (listen only): No
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SikhRI connects people with the teachings of Sikhi and strengthens the bonds of the Sikh community around the world by offering courses and seminars in a variety of mediums.
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Inni Kaur is the Creative Director at the Sikh Research Institute (SikhRI). She has served SikhRI in several capacities since 2010, including Chair of the Board, and most recently as CEO. As an accomplished representative of the Sikh community, she is a dedicated advocate for raising awareness of key interfaith and women’s issues. Her list of achievements includes addressing the U.S. Office of the Pentagon Chaplin several times, speaking at Yale, Fairfield, Columbia, and other Universities, as well as presenting to the Connecticut Board of Education and local police departments to further the dialogue regarding the Sikh identity.
Inni Kaur is an esteemed and passionate author, poet, and painter. Recently, she broadened her creative artistry into publishing a children’s book series, Journey with the Gurus, that is inspired by the life and teachings of Guru Nanak Sahib. Her other children’s books are Sakhi-Time with Nani ji, Thank-You, Vahiguru, Daddy’s Turban, and The Story of Us. All of her works can be found at innikaur.com. She is passionately involved in trans-creating Sabad and the writings of Bhai Vir Singh. She is a prolific spiritual writer whose work is featured on Sikhchic.com and SikhRI.org.

Inni Kaur has been featured in documentaries related to the Sikh faith. She also worked on I See No Stranger: Early Sikh Art & Devotion exhibit with the Rubin Museum of Art, NY. In 2018 she worked on the exhibit Guru Gobind Sahib: Emperor-Prophet and in 2020 she co-curated the exhibit Guru Nanak Sahib: 1-Ness to 1-Identity.

Inni Kaur is an active member on the Board of the Interfaith Council of Southern Connecticut, an organization devoted to increasing interfaith understanding. She serves on the editorial board of Nishaan, a magazine celebrating Sikh heritage, and is also a board member for Munshi Bishan Singh Kochhar Foundation. In addition, she continues to extend her services and expertise on the Advisory Board of the Sikh Family Center, serves as a local Justice of the Peace, and is a member of the Racial, Equity, and Justice Task Force in her town.

Following a unique, transnational path, Inni Kaur was born in Kuwait, and lived in New Zealand, Australia, and Greece, before relocating to the United States. Today, she resides in Fairfield, Connecticut, USA, and continues to bring multifaceted perspectives to her work.
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The 20th anniversary edition of Shauna Singh Baldwin’s first novel, What the Body Remembers was released in 2020. This novel about two women in a polygamous marriage in occupied India received the Commonwealth Prize for Best Book (Canada-Caribbean region) and has been translated into fifteen languages. Her second novel, The Tiger Claw, the story of a Sufi Muslim secret agent searching for her beloved through occupied France, was a finalist for Canada's Giller Prize and optioned for film. The Selector of Souls, her third novel, received the Council for Wisconsin Writers fiction prize.
Shauna is the author of two cross-cultural story collections: We Are Not in Pakistan and English Lessons and Other Stories. She is co-author of A Foreign Visitor's Survival Guide to America. Her play, We Are So Different Now, in which Draupadi of the Mahabharat leads an over-privileged young woman to feminism, premiered in Toronto in 2016. Her Indian awards include a Nehru Award for public speaking and the Shastri Award for English Prose.
Shauna received an MBA from Marquette University, and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. She has served on several fiction juries including the Governor General’s Prize and the Giller Prize. Reluctant Rebellions: New and Selected Non-fiction was published in 2016. She lives in Milwaukee, WI and on the net at www.ShaunaSinghBaldwin.com.
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Dr. Geetanjali Singh Chanda is currently Associate Professor in the Department of English at Ashoka University. She has also been Senior Lecturer in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Yale University, where she taught for 15 years. She received her Ph.D. in English Literature from Hong Kong University and her Master's degree from George Washington University. 

Her book:  Indian Women in the House of Fiction (2008) is now in its third edition with the University of Chicago Press. Aside from participating in many conferences internationally,  Geetanjali has written numerous articles on various subjects including Sikh Masculinity, Representation of Sikhs in Bollywood, Children’s Literature in the diaspora, Indian women’s fiction etc. 

Geetanjali co founded The Attic, Delhi - an interactive space for the living arts.
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