Surrey, Delta ‘Kaur Project’ events will celebrate the stories of Sikh women this weekend

Storytelling initiative amplifies the voices of Sikh women

An initiative to amplify the voices of Sikh women is coming to the Surrey area this weekend, in two events highlighting the stories of Kaur women.

The Kaur Project provides a space in which Sikh women can share experiences and build community. On Saturday, March 9, Kaur women are invited to connect over dinner, and on Sunday, Kaur stories will be shared at the Museum of Surrey in a free, public event...

...The Kaur Project began in 2015 as a storytelling project. The purpose was to create an “exhaustive catalogue of Kaurs – whose voices were and are traditionally muted, erased, silenced,” according to organizers.

Today, the project has global reach. An online platform has become a safe space where Sikh women of all ages can talk about any subject. “Real women, telling their real stories, with their bravery and determination,” reads a press release. “The project inspires Kaurs to see the brilliance in their own narratives and invites readers to understand the diversity within Sikhism.”...

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