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    Thursday, June 09, 2016 at 06:00 PM through June 13, 2016 · 12 rsvps

    Kaur Voices | Lalkaar 2016

    Jakara Movement's annual conference Lalkaar is coming to Houston, Texas! Join us for Kaur Voices to exalt, express, and empower. Lalkaar is a 4-day conference (Thursday-Sunday) consisting of workshops, activities, and evening social events to allow for Sikhs 18+ an opportunity to engage, discuss, and build connections.
    Over five hundred years ago, Guru Nanak proclaimed, without woman, there is nothing. However all too often, women are treated as if they are nothing. 
    Inspired by our past, yet we are not doomed to live in the past. 
    Galvanized by Gurbani and heartened by our history (tarikh), revolutions start with self through community. This year we revisit Kaur Voices to recommit to challenging privileges, empowering the feminine voices in all of us, and fighting all forms of oppression.

    FACILITATOR APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! We're looking for sevadars! With this being Lalkaar's first time in Houston, we're excited & are looking for individuals who are passionate about making a difference. Apply to be a facilitator TODAY! Facilitators are the backbone to our conference as the majority of the workshops are discussions that are facilitated by people like YOU! Apply here: http://www.lalkaar.org/facilitator-mw

    Ages 18-28 
    www.lalkaar.org
    More info about previous conferences: http://www.lalkaar.org/history

    Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM through June 13, 2016 · 57 rsvps
    Fresno State Rec Center in Fresno, CA

    Jakara Fresno Basketball Tournament

    For basketball brackets and play times, please scroll to the bottom of the page.

    This is going to be HUGE.  Paaras Sikh Youth Center, Misl Fresno, and the Jakara Movement be hosting a basketball tournament.  From June 11-12 at the Fresno State Recreation Center, join us for the tournament.  Spectators welcome!  Details on the tournament and to sign up your team can be found below.  Can't wait to see you there! 

    REGISTRATION TO PLAY in the BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT (see below for more specific directions as well):

    Also note, filling out the form below does NOT register you for the basketball tournament, it only assures that you will be in the loop, get all the latest updates on the event and shows you support YOUR movement.

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