Going From Woke to Wise

There are far more woke people than ever before, yet we still struggle with conflict in this world, often with well intentioned woke people. It is not enough to be woke. We must cultivate wisdom, the practice of putting our knowledge into action and learning from our results. As the Sri Guru Granth Sahib, the Sikh Teachings, contains wisdom from many traditions and cultures, in this spirit, we will be focusing on teachings from Passover, Easter and Vaisakhi, to explore how to shift from woke to wise. Participants are encouraged to be familiar with the history of Passover, Easter and Vaisakhi as the service will focus on the teachings rather than historical context.

Born in BC, Sukhvinder Kaur Vinning is a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant. She works with decision makers to build cultures of equity and respect with diverse colleagues, staff, clients and stakeholders. She is passionate about de-colonizing societal systems and is developing non-colonial systems and relationships with Indigenous communities. Sukhvinder has years of experience in fostering trust and understanding, and collaborates with partners from diverse backgrounds to catalyze positive social change rooted in leadership of self. She is working on how to respond to climate change in a non-colonial way and create measurable change and brings an extensive interfaith background to her work.