It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Harpreet Kaur Neelam as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Harpreet has a Bachelor of Science from McMaster University where she undertook a double major in Mathematics and Biology and a minor in Psychology. She is currently working on her Masters in Education in Theory Policy Studies in Education Administration with a focus on Social Justice and Equity at OISE-University of Toronto. She is also working full-time as Instructional Coordinator for Science and Technological Education in Curriculum and Instruction Department for the Peel District School Board.
Harpreet is currently the chair of the Sikh Feminist Research Institute – SAFAR. She has volunteered for organizations including Sikh Centennial Foundation, Spinning Wheel Film Festival in which she coordinated the Sikh Arts and Literature Competition, Sikh Art Council, Toronto Sikh Retreat, and has facilitated Workshops for SikhRI. She also runs summer camps for Guru Granth Sahib Academy and has taught at the Mississauga Gurmat School for many years. Harpreet is a practitioner of classical music and routinely sings Gurbani Sangeet at the Gurudwara.
Her introductory post today, co-authored with IntLawGrrls contributor Mallika Kaur (whose previous posts can be found here) presents an interview with noted Canadian litigator, feminist, and Queen’s counsel, Palbinder Kaur Shergill, prompted by the news of Quebec’s proposed bill around banning religious dress/symbols.