Social Activism in Sikhī

Event Details

Social Activism in Sikhī
Presenter: Palbinder Kaur 

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Both new and seasoned social activists who are looking for some inspiration and guidance in their community work.

What is the presentation about?

This presentation will explore Guru Nanak’s vision of creating a community of socially active and spiritually conscious individuals.  It will cover the philosophical and historical development of this vision by subsequent Gurus, leading to the present day reality of the Sikh community.  The central theme of this presentation will be to explore the barriers to social change, and how Sikhism can help us overcome those barriers. 


Who is the presenter?
Palbinder Kaur Shergill is a lawyer and mediator. She was called to the British Columbia bar in 1991.  As part of her volunteer work, Palbinder is the General Legal Counsel for the World Sikh Organization, and has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, in landmark human rights cases. Palbinder is a frequent media commentator and speaker on issues relating to law, politics and human rights.  She is a recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service, and lives in Surrey, B.C. with her husband and 3 children.  


Session Time:

11:00 am – 12:30 pm CST


Registration Cost:
$10 ($5 students)


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