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Come by to the Bay Area Sikhlens Film Festival on October 24!

Come by to Mt. Pleasant High School to watch films targeting youth and families that will spread pride and love for Sikhi. Also, don’t miss out on the amazing Sikhs sharing their stories and talents. Youth Pride 10am–12pm: This features Sikh-centric films. Sikhs Around the World 1pm–2:30pm: Here, Sikhs will showcase their diverse talents. Kaur Voices…

Gurpreet Kaur Padam

Q and A with Dr. Gurpreet Kaur Padam, MD: “When I walk away from a home visit of a near death patient, I find myself a humbler person than I was when I walked into their home.”

Dr. Gurpreet K. Padam, MD is a Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine physician with Postdoctoral Fellowship training at Stanford University/VA Palo Alto. She aspires to master both the science and the art of medicine and further completed a mini-fellowship in Ethno Geriatrics from the Stanford Geriatric Education Center to garner skills in serving ethnic elders…

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Q and A with Girls Who Code student, Mannat Kaur: “It helped me recognize the type of engineer I wanted to be–not just successful, but also one who is responsible and conscious of my privilege.”

Mannat Kaur is currently a senior at American High School. Over the summer, she was a student at Girls Who Code, an intensive computer science program where she developed her programming skills, gained exposure to the tech industry, and received valuable mentorship for women in the field. Some of her interests include photography/filming, Egyptian War, and…

It’s Time to Create Non-binary Definitions

Our rich Sikh history is soaked with the battles of strong Sikh Kaur warriors. Our mothers are strong Sikh warriors. Our grandmothers, our aunts, our sisters are all strong Sikh warriors. Yet, according to Merriam Webster, the word “warrior” is “a man engaged or experienced in warfare; broadly :  a person engaged in some struggle…