How to Spot an Inclusive Sangat

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For those who want to...

(1) Make our Gurdwaras inclusive spaces (especially for people in marginalized groups) or (2) recognize whether you are a part of a good Sangat or not, ask yourself the following questions...

Diversity asks, "Who's in the Gurdwara?"

Equity responds: "Who is trying to get into the Gurdwara but can't? Whose presence in the room is under constant threat of erasure?"

Inclusion asks, "Have everyone's ideas been heard?"

Justice responds, "Whose ideas won't be taken as seriously because they aren't in the majority?"

Diversity asks, "How many more of [pick any minoritize identity] group do we have this year than last?"

Equity responds, "What conditions have we created that maintain certain groups as the perpetual majority here?"

Inclusion asks, "Is the Gurdwara safe for everyone to feel like they are welcome?"