The 2017 Northeastern Interfaith Leadership Fellow Valarie Kaur will be giving her keynote address “Revolutionary Love in an Era of Enormous Rage”
Location: West Village F, 40 Leon Street
Sponsored By: Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service
More Information: http://valariekaur.com/about/
The 2017 Northeastern Interfaith Leadership Fellow Valarie Kaur will be giving her keynote address “Revolutionary Love in an Era of Enormous Rage” on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. in West Village F, 40 Leon Street.
Valarie Kaur is an activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, media commentator, educator, entrepreneur, and Sikh interfaith leader. Her new venture, the Revolutionary Love Project at the University of Southern California, champions the ethic of love in an era of rage.
Kaur has made award-winning films and led national campaigns on civil rights for 15 years. Her activism focuses on hate crimes, racism and profiling, gun violence, immigration, solitary confinement, LGBTQI equality, and Internet freedom. She is the founder of Groundswell Movement, America’s largest multi-faith online organizing community of 300,000+ known for “dynamically strengthening faith-based organizing in the 21st century.” She also founded the Yale Visual Law Project where she trained students at Yale Law School to make films that change policy. Kaur recently served as the Media and Justice Fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society, where she co-founded Faithful Internet to equip faith leaders in the fight for Internet freedom. Now as Senior Fellow at Auburn Theological Seminary, she speaks on #RevolutionaryLove as a public ethic — a political and moral response to injustice and wellspring for social action.
Kaur has been a regular television commentator on MSNBC and opinion contributor to CNN, NPR, PBS, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, The Hill and The New York Times. She has addressed audiences at the White House, Pentagon, the United Nations, the Parliament of the World’s Religions, and on more than 250 U.S. college campuses. She has also traveled with the U.S. State Department as a keynote speaker throughout Burma, aiding its transition from dictatorship into democracy. In 2016, she became a co-creator and keynote speaker of the Together Tour in 6 U.S. cities.
See a past speech given by Kaur here