See No Stranger: In Conversation With Valarie Kaur on Revolutionary Love

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part of a series on Radical


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We’re changing things up! This virtual event is in the afternoon on Thursday, November 19th at 4:30 pm EST. Check your inbox for your Zoom link or tune in live on YouTube.

SEE NO STRANGER: IN CONVERSATION WITH VALARIE KAUR ON REVOLUTIONARY LOVE

Renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and seasoned civil rights lawyer, Valarie Kaur declares that revolutionary love is the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. As someone “at the forefront of progressive change,” she encourages us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: “You are a part of me I do not yet know.”

In her own words, “Deep listening is an act of surrender. We risk being changed by what we hear […] Empathy is cognitive and emotional—to inhabit another person’s view of the world is to feel the world with them.”

Join us for CreativeMornings in the afternoon on Thursday, November 19 for some lighthearted community “coffee line” time followed by a thoughtful and engaging conversation with Valarie Kaur. We’ll wrap up with a brief reflection time with meditative music to send you into your evening rejuvenated and empowered.

ABOUT VALARIE KAUR

Seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice “at the forefront of progressive change”, Valarie Kaur leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice in America. As a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator, she has won policy change on multiple fronts – hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. She founded Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project to inspire and equip new generations of advocates.

Her new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, expands on her “blockbuster” TED Talk.

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Get to Know Valarie Kaur’s Work



Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice “at the forefront of progressive change” (Center for American Progress). Valarie burst into American consciousness in the wake of the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 30+ million views worldwide. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” reframed the political moment and became a mantra for people fighting for change. Valarie’s new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, expands on her “blockbuster” TED Talk and is available wherever books are sold.


Virtual Musical Guests: Chromic




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