Surrey, BC — In collaboration with the Museum of Surrey, Kaur Project is continuing to engage the voices of Sikh women with the third edition of Kaur Project: Live on May 16. This month’s theme is Conversations with Our Mothers, Ourselves: Mother-Daughter Relationships.
“Our mothers shape our relationship with ourselves and our faith. Being our most important initial relationship, mothers shape our belief systems, our world views and how we navigate life. A mother’s influence shapes are adult relationships, and how Kaurs (women) raise children. These dynamics and so much more will be unpacked,” says founder, Jessie Kaur Lehail.
This immersive evening will include hearing four Kaurs — Suroj Kaur Dhillon, Sue Kaur Randhawa, Deljit Kaur Bains, and Bobby Kaur Brar who will share their reflections of their relationships with their mothers (moderated by Jessie Kaur Lehail). During this experience, attendees will have the opportunity to participate by asking questions, engaging in dialogue, and building empathy and deep connections within and between communities – the night is a moving experience that brings people of all age groups together.
This event is open to EVERYONE and there is encouragement to bring our mothers and maternal support systems. Men are also welcome. Tickets are $11.
In addition, to engage in further in-depth conversations, Kaur Project is also hosting a Kaur and female allies event on May 15 at Kin Thai. The theme Conversations with Our Mothers, Ourselves: Mother-Daughter Relationships. Kaurs will have an opportunity to have incredibly powerful conversation while enjoying a delicious meal.
Kaur Project began as a storytelling project in 2015. The mission was to create an exhaustive catalogue of Kaurs – whose voices were and are traditionally muted, erased, silenced. Today, Kaur Project has become a globally recognized, online safe space where Sikh women, across generations, talk about everything. The project inspires Kaurs to see the brilliance in their own narratives and invites readers to understand the diversity within Sikhism.
Using Kaur as a connector for Kaur Project spoke as a declaration that Sikh women are unified. Once this connector was identified, Kaur Project was able to hold space for women to share stories. Real women, telling their real stories, with their bravery and determination.
The project has reached far and wide. Lehail has spoken about Kaur Project’s work at various institutions, namely Apple Inc.’s headquarters in Cupertino, California; Toronto Labour Congress’s Women’s Forum; University of Berkeley; and Hospital Employees’ Union – Women’s Breakfast.
Kaur Project has been featured in Allure Magazine, Elle, Vogue, NBC News, Harper’s Bazaar, The Huffington Post, The Globe and Mail, ELLE, Buzzfeed, CBC, and Canada’s History Magazine among others.
Kaur Project Events
Kaur Project – Live – May 16 at Museum of Surrey from 7 to 10 pm (Tickets are $11 & OPEN TO EVERYONE)
Register at http://tiny.cc/io4o6y
How Kaurs, (moreover women) see themselves influenced by our beautiful, but at times incredibly complex and constantly evolving relationship with our mothers will be explored. This month’s theme of conversations with our mothers will showcase the stories of four Kaur and moderated by Jessie Kaur as they unpack how relationships with their mothers shape who they are.
Kaur Project – Conversations – May 15 at Kin Thai from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm (Kaur Exclusive)
$5 Tickets to hold your space are available at http://tiny.cc/yc4o6y
Meal and beverages will be purchased by attendees.
Kaur Project conversation dinners consist of respectful conversation, guided activities, and delicious food shared among 20 Kaurs who have differing viewpoints, and their best interests at heart. Our guests will have the opportunity to exchange stories, engage in dialogue, and begin to build empathy and understanding for one another – all while sharing a delicious meal and having some fun.
About Kaur Project
A globally recognized, online safe space where Sikh women, across generations, talk about everything, including religion. The project inspires Kaurs to see the brilliance in their own narratives and invites readers to understand the diversity within Sikhism. The stories are quilted together from pieces of personal philosophy, experiences of struggle and their corresponding moments of catharsis, and axioms by which to live.
About Museum of Surrey
Museum of Surrey, is a dynamic and accessible community hub and cultural space that reflects the City of Surrey’s innovation and creativity. It has been designed to connect people and stories through engaging events, interactive exhibits and local, national and international exhibition, as well as public space for rentals. The site, located at 17710 56A Ave. in Surrey, is also home to Heritage Square, where the Anderson Cabin, 1881 Town Hall and Anniedale School are situated.