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Oak Creek Tragedy – August 10, 2012
“Divided We Fall” Film Trailer – Released 2008
On Stage and in the News – Highlights
Film & Social Action: “Divided We Fall”
“Shadow Generation” Talk w/Lynn Sherr – 2010
Earlier this month, I was proud to take part in Odyssey Networks Town Hall Meeting: Guns and Violence, an interfaith panel of community leaders seeking to keep the debate going on how to fight violence and prevent further tragedy in our country.
As people of faith, we find ourselves now in a unique position to introduce moral… Continue Reading
Last fall, I had the pleasure to visit Claremont School of Theology to talk with Najeeba Syeed-Miller about the value of storytelling in promoting understanding and building peace in the wake of the tragic shooting at Oak Creek, WI. Watch below as we discuss the ethics of representing a community and how to create an authentic voice as an advocate.
Published on CNN.
“Having it all” is having another cultural moment, with the media suddenly awash in the controversy over a new book on women and leadership from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, just weeks after the furor over Yahoo CEO’s Marissa Mayer calling telecommuting employees back into the office — and presumably pulling women that much further from their work-life balance plan.
But plenty of women have pondered… Continue Reading
The Center for American Progress has compiled a list of thirteen progressive faith leaders to watch in 2013. I’m incredibly honored to be included at number six among such distinguished colleagues! 2012 presented us with unprecedented challenges in the fight for equality and civil liberties, and our work is far from complete. Here’s to the good work ahead.
Check out the 12 other progressive faith leaders to watch here.
Valarie… Continue Reading
Published by Vogue India.
Sikh-American activist and film-maker Valarie Kaur is moving America with her passionate fight for a misunderstood community.
By Aarti Virani
WHO’S THAT GIRL?
Over the weeks that followed the gut-wrenching massacre at a gurdwara in Oak Cree, Wisconsin last August–a tragedy that left seven (including the gunman) dead–a brave, young voice filled American airwaves. Even as she spoke… Continue Reading
Published by The Interfaith Observer.
A Virtual Community Empowering Grassroots Interfaith Communities
When a dozen twenty-somethings gathered in my tiny living room in the fall of 2010, vexed about the firestorm of protest against Park 51, an Islamic center planned in Manhattan known as “the Ground Zero Mosque,” we had no idea that we were planting the seed for a movement.
We… Continue Reading
Published on Huffington Post.
Six months ago today, a small Midwestern town was rocked by a mass shooting at a house of worship. The massacre in Oak Creek, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of six people on August 5, 2012 is only one in a tragically long list of recent mass shootings.
Yet in this political moment – when… Continue Reading
Published on Washington Post.
When my plane landed in Connecticut early Friday afternoon, I was glad to be home. I had just spent the week in Oak Creek, Wis., with families of victims murdered in the mass shooting on Aug. 5, 2012 at a Sikh temple. Their grief is still fresh, and it was both heart-breaking and cathartic to facilitate discussion and healing. I could never have imagined… Continue Reading
Had the chance to discuss the efficacy of America’s prison system and our latest documentary film The Worst of the Worst about solitary confinement. Really proud to share the work of the Yale Visual Law Project with a national audience on MSNBC. Watch the highlights:
On Tuesday night, the President said, “The role of citizens in our democracy does not end with your vote.” We now begin the long, hard and beautiful work of reaching out with compassion to those whose vote differs from ours, holding our elected officials accountable, and turning our convictions into ACTION.
In this spirit, I’m excited to announce that Groundswell is launching an open-source social action