CALLING ALL Sikh American women committed to social justice! We are looking for you to fill out this SURVEY or share this post with anyone you know who identifies as a Sikh woman and demonstrates a track record of and dedication to social justice in America. For the last two years, we have brought Sikh women together in a pilot program called the Mai Bhago Leadership Circle — retreats that equip Sikh women with sisterhood, support, and leadership training. I’m proud to share that the success of our pilot has led us to exploring a formal launch of the program. But we want to be sure we are designing with and for our Sikh sisters! So please fill out this survey: http://tinyurl.com/maibhago

Here’s my story. For most of my life as a Sikh woman activist, I have felt alone. I was fighting on three fronts — hate and racism against our community, sexism within our community, and invisibility even among our allies. When I began to catch glimpses of other Sikh women in the trenches — warriors like Jo Kaur, Nitasha Sawhney, Nirinjan Khalsa, Balpreet Kaur, Aasees Kaur, and Jasvir Rababan — I realized that I was never alone. My sisters were always there laboring for progressive social change; we just hadn’t come together yet. I dreamt of changing that. The Mai Bhago Leadership Circle was born, named after Mai Bhago the first Sikh woman warrior. The women above became my co-chairs. And we have had two incredible pilot years, thanks to the support of Auburn Seminary The Sikh Coalition and Revolutionary Love. The experience has been life-changing for me — it has generated relationships that anchor me in the singular strength of Sikh sisterhood. Every. Single. Day. Now we are exploring how to spread the magic through the launch of a formal program.

If you want to FUND us, please donate HERE and put “Mai Bhago” in the comment section: http://revolutionarylove.net/give

 

If you want to SEE us in action, watch this video:

 

 

And if you just want to HELP, share this post with other Sikh women you know. Let them know — they are not alone. They are the Mai Bhagos of our time. #SikhWomenLead #MaiBhago #Sisterhood