See below for a complete schedule of our ongoing series of #SarbatSocials and #OpenMinds.If interested, please sign up using the event links given below. The online meetings typically last 1 hour – 1 hour 15 minutes and are facilitated by Sarbat volunteers. We hope to provide a relaxed, warm and compassionate atmosphere to invite reflections and open discussions and we place great emphasis on confidentiality, privacy and security. Please go through this if you are joining us for the first time and we look forward to seeing you!
Saturday, 8th Aug, 4:00 pm UK time – Coming out to the community / at work as LGBTQ+ Sikh (interactive session, no guest) – Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbatout4
Thursday, 20th Aug, 6.30pm UK time – Gapshap (chit-chat) with Lady Phyll, co-founder of UK Black Pride. Join us as we get to know Lady Phyll and hear about her activism journey, challenges, achievements and inspirations. Spaces available. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-phyll
Thursday, 22nd Aug, 4.30pm UK time – Gapshap (chit-chat) with Noor Zora (aka Zorawar Singh), representing Lok Rang, an all-male giddah group in Punjab. Join us as we get to know Noor Zora’s journey as they defy traditional social gender norms and challenging them through dance. Spaces available. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-zora
And lots more to be announced soon…
Have an idea for a topic or guest you’d like to see? Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’d love to hear from you.
Thursday, 30th July, 6.30pm UK time – Sarbat Zoom social for Sikh LGBTQ+ folk, partners and allies. Join us for a relaxed social evening with your favourite drinks and nibbles and get to know others a little more. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-jul30
Saturday, 25th July, 3pm UK time – Activating identities, queerness and Sikhs. Join us in a participatory Q&A with our special guest prabhdeep singh kehal, Writer and community scholar. Spaces available. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-kehal
Thursday, 16th July, 6.30pm UK time – Coming out at LGBTQ+ Sikh to family (interactive session). Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbatout3
Saturday, 11th July, 8 pm UK time – How to be effective allies to Black Lives (interactive session). Spaces available. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-ally2
Saturday, 4th July, 2 pm UK time – How to be effective allies to LGBTQ+ Sikhs (interactive session). Spaces available. Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-ally
Thursday 18th June 1830 UK time – Coming out to friends as Sikh LGBTQ+ (interactive session, no guest) – Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbatout2
Saturday 13th June 1400 UK time – Promoting and practising self-care in Punjabi and Sikh communities by Kuljit (interactive session, with special guest: Shuranjeet Singh, founder and director of Taraki). Sign up here: http://tiny.cc/sarbat-self-care
Thursday 4th June 1830 UK time – Being Sikh and LGBTQ+ in the workplace by Jay (interactive session, no guest). Sign up here: https://tiny.cc/sarbatworkplace
Meeting 12 – #SarbatSocial
Thursday 28th of May 1830 BST – Discussing our experiences of the EdX online course on Sikhism
Meeting 11 – #OpenMinds
Wednesday 27th May 1800 BST – This meeting is currently only open to previous attendees, but we may open up to a wider mailing list in the future. If you are interested, please register your interest by emailing Kuljit at email@example.com.
Meeting 9 – #SarbatSocial
Thursday 14th of May 1830 BST – Coming out to myself
Thursday 30th of April 1830 BST – Expressing gratitude and being thankful by Dharam
Guest: Rev Rachel Mann, Anglican Priest, poet, writer and broadcaster based in South Manchester
Wednesday 29th April 1830 BST – #OpenMinds by Kuljit
This meeting was only open to previous attendees, but we may open up to a wider mailing list in the future. If you are interested, please register your interest by emailing Kuljit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday 16th of April 1830 – Unleashing your creativity during lockdown by Jay
Guest: Param Singh MBE, Entrepreneur
Wednesday 15th of April 1800 – #OpenMinds by Kuljit
Thursday 9th of April 1830 – Working from home, daily routine and health/wellbeing by Makinder
Guest: Mayank Joshi from GIN
Thursday 2nd of April 1830 – Welcome to #SarbatSocials during COVID-19 by Shraddha
This article is being continually updated.