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19th Annual Pat Reif Memorial Lecture | Revolutionary Love: Seeing No Stranger with Valarie Kaur

How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves?

Renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and 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.”

Join us for an evening of inspiration and rejuvenation as Kaur equips us with the tools we will need to practice revolutionary love in our lives. In this talk, Kaur will show us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.

Monday, October 4, 2021
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (PDT)
Location | Online via Zoom Webinar

This event is free and open to the public.
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About the Speaker

Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, and innovator. She leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice. Kaur’s debut book, SEE NO STRANGER: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, was released in 2020 and expands on her TED Talk that has garnered more than three million views.

Kaur burst into American consciousness during the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 40 million views worldwide. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” reframed the political moment becoming a mantra for change. For twenty years, Kaur has won policy change on hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention and more. She founded the Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project to inspire and equip advocates at the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and justice.

A daughter of Sikh farmers in California’s heartland, Kaur earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School.