Lecture Series: Rocky Mountain Khalsa: A History of the Sikh Community in Colorado - CSPM

Lecture Series: Rocky Mountain Khalsa: A History of the Sikh Community in Colorado

Lecture Series: Rocky Mountain Khalsa: A History of the Sikh Community in Colorado. Presented by Naureen Singh.

The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum presents the 2024 lecture series, featuring a wide range of speakers offering diverse perspectives and unique insights on Pikes Peak regional history. Admission is free, but registration is required.

LOCATION & PARKING

The event is located at the Peel House at First Lutheran located at 1515 N Cascade Ave Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Learn more about our host site here: https://peelhouseatfirst.net/. 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Supported by a grant from the State Historical Foundation, Colorado Sikhs, in collaboration with a team of archaeologists, have conducted over 50 oral history interviews. This lecture series will unveil the project’s discoveries, presenting personal narratives and highlighting significant historical sites that shape the Sikh experience in Colorado. Beyond historical exploration, the series delves into the nuances within the Sikh community, examining intersections of race, caste, and socio-economic status. It sheds light on how these factors have contributed to the formation of the Sikh community today, leaving an indelible mark on the rich cultural fabric of Colorado. Join us for an insightful exploration that goes beyond a century-long history, unraveling the diverse layers that make up the vibrant tapestry of the Sikh community in the Centennial State.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER

Naureen Singh is a Youth Support and Development Specialist at the Asian Pacific Development Center and serves as the Policy Director of Colorado Sikhs. As a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force Reserve, she actively addresses issues of unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment for service members. Singh holds a master’s in criminal justice from the University of Colorado-Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder.
Before leading the Colorado Sikh History project, she previously researched the impact of COVID-19 on bias-motivated crimes against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities in Colorado. With a decade of community organizing experience, Singh empowers immigrant, refugee, and interfaith communities and provides diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting to organizations. Beyond her professional pursuits, Singh enjoys teaching Punjabi folk dance, “bhangra,” K-POP, modeling, and traveling. Committed to public service, she aspires to serve in a public office, continuing to make a positive impact on communities.

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Event Details:

Time

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Date

May 11 2024
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