We are excited to announce that members of The Sikh Love Stories Project have been invited to the Center for South Asia, Stanford University in Stanford, California, for a panel discussion on the inspiration, process, and execution of Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith as part of The Sikh Love Stories Project Creative Collective.
Sikh American women do the lion’s share of organizing and executing the business of the Sikh community, and they straddle multiple lives and worlds—cross-cultural, intergenerational, occupational, and domestic—yet their experiences of faith, family, and community are virtually invisible in the North American milieu and have yet to be understood, documented, or shared. Until now.
In Her Name Is Kaur: Sikh American Women Write About Love, Courage, and Faith, Sikh American women explore the concept of love from many angles, offering rich, critical insight into the lives of Sikh women in America. Eye-opening and multifaceted, this collection of stories encourages its readers to take the feeling of love and turn it into action—practical action that will make the world a better place to be for everyone, regardless of their faith or creed.
Our discussion will center on the purpose and process of creating this story collection, major themes across the stories, actions we can take as a community, story readings and then a community discussion.
The panel participants include:
- Meeta Kaur — managing editor
- Jessi Kaur — editorial board member and writer
- Sangeeta Luthra — editorial board member and writer
- Sargun Kaur — writer
The event will take place on Friday, May 16th from 12 p.m. – 2:00 p.m in the Robin Hall Theater at Stanford University. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, see the event information at the Stanford University website.