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Valarie Kaur - Keynote Presentation and Audience Q&A

  • Presented By: Colorado State University
  • Dates: April 16, 2024
  • Location: CSU Lory Student Center Theatre
  • Lory Student Center
  • Fort Collins, CO 80523
  • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:15 PM
  • Price: Free, RSVP forthcoming
  • (970) 443-3646
    • Colorado State University's Multifaith & Belief Initiatives invites you to join us on Tuesday, April 16th for an evening with Valarie Kaur.

      VALARIE KAUR is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best-selling author of SEE NO STRANGER, which expands on her TED talk. She is the founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, where she leads a movement to reclaim love as a force for justice. Valarie burst into global consciousness 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?” is now a mantra for people fighting for our future.

      Valarie became an interfaith activist when a Sikh father and family friend Balbir Singh Sodhi was the first person murdered in hate violence in the aftermath of 9/11. For two decades, in his memory, Valarie led visionary campaigns to tell untold stories and change policy on issues ranging from hate crimes to solitary confinement to digital freedom. In 2021, she led the People’s Inauguration, inspiring millions of Americans to renew their role in building a healthy, multiracial democracy. Her debut book SEE NO STRANGER became a #1 LA Times bestseller and expands on her TED talk. She has created groundbreaking initiatives at the intersection of spirituality, storytelling, and social justice, including Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project.

      RSVP information coming early Spring semester. Contact for questions.