SAFAR puts Sikh women in focus


An academic conference exploring a range of topics, relationships, disciplines and voices through a Sikh feminist lens held in the United States (US) last month is worth getting a second look.
Hosted by Sikh Feminist Research Institute (SAFAR), the one day conference on Nov 8 entitled Our Journeys 2014: To Know Is Not Enough at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, attracted a number of Sikh women of caliber who have put in much work in their respective areas of expertise.
Dr. Inderpal Grewal, Yale University’s Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, presented the keynote address entitled Sikh Feminism: What do we Know?
Other notable speakers included Dr. Nikky-Gurinder Kaur Singh, the Religious Studies Department Chair at Colby College; Palbinder Kaur Shergill, activist-lawyer and General Counsel for the World Sikh Organization; and Jaspal Kaur Singh, Professor of English at Northern Michigan University.
View the presentation of the speakers at KaurLife.Org, an online Sikh women’s publication, which also has a report of the conference.