• “a standout figure in the world of interfaith organizing and activism”
  • a regular contributor to MSNBC
  • an award-winning filmmaker
  • “one of the most exceptional speakers and thinkers” of the millennial generation
  • founder of groundswell, a multifaith movement for justice
  • valarie kaur: storytelling + advocacy = social change

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About Valarie

Valarie KaurValarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights advocate, and interfaith leader who centers her work around the power of storytelling. She is the founder of Groundswell at Auburn Seminary, a non-profit initiative with 80,000+ members that equips people of faith to mobilize for social change. For the last decade, she has led national campaigns responding to hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, and solitary confinement.

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Upcoming Appearances

  • Sun

    National Association of Sentencing Commissions Annual Conference

    3:00 pmOmni Hotel, New Haven, CT

    The Worst of the Worst will be screened before the opening reception of the NASC Conference. Craig Prins, Executive Director of the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, will moderate a discussion about solitary confinement and sentencing. Members of the filmmaking team will be present.

    Register to attend the conference here.

  • Wed

    College of St. Benedict

    7:30–9:00 pmSt. Joseph, MN
    Details TBA.
  • Tue

    Washington University in St. Louis

    5:30–8:00 pmDanforth Center on Religion and Politics

    Divided We Fall will be screened for students, followed by a Q&A with filmmakers Valarie Kaur and Sharat Raju.

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