Published by The Legacy Project. Valarie Kaur is a national interfaith leader, documentary filmmaker, and lawyer who centers her work around the power of storytelling. She is […]Read more
Two years ago today, six people of faith were killed, and many others wounded, in a mass shooting at the Sikh house of worship in […]Read more
Published by Huffington Post. The following remarks were delivered at the Pentagon’s first-ever event to commemorate the Sikh faith on April 25, 2014. Hosted by […]Read more
Published by Huffington Post. HuffPost Religion celebrates the Sikh American community and all of its diverse accomplishments. These eight people have made headlines for a […]Read more
Valarie 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.
Wed03Sep20147:30–9:00 pmCollege of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN
Millennials and a Life of Meaning: Walking the Path of Spiritually Grounded Service
“Our generation has come of age in the shadow of devastation: 9/11, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a great recession, and daily news of violence in our nation and around the globe,” writes Valarie Kaur. “And yet in the palm of our hands we hold the power to organize, tell our stories, and call for a more just world. What happens when Millennials walk the path of spiritually grounded service – online and on the ground?” Join Valarie for an evening of storytelling and reflection on “the urgency of now.”
Thu11Sep20147:00–8:30Hansen Student Center, 300 E. Beecher Street, Bloomington, IL
Illinois Wesleyan University
The keynote address will focus on Valarie’s experiences with storytelling for social change, followed by a Q&A with students.