Valarie Kaur: “Tending the Wound”
2020 Faith Matters Series
Tuesday, September 29
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM CDT
Zoom (Registration required)
Join Tri-Faith Program Director Amanda Ryan in a conversation with Valarie Kaur, celebrated activist and author of the new book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love.
How do we labor for the world we want when the labor feels endless? Valarie Kaur – renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer – declares that revolutionary love is the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It calls us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are a part of me I do not yet know. Starting from that place of wonder, the world begins to change: It is a practice that can transform a relationship, a community, a culture, and even a nation.
Kaur takes readers through her own riveting journey – as a brown girl growing up in California farmland finding her place in the world; as a young adult galvanized by the murders of Sikhs after 9/11; as a law student fighting injustices in American prisons and on Guantanamo Bay; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with sexual assault and police violence. Drawing from the wisdom of sages, scientists, and activists, Kaur reclaims love as an active, public, and revolutionary force that creates new possibilities for ourselves, our communities, and our world.
See No Stranger is a practical guide to changing the world, a synthesis of wisdom, a chronicle of personal and communal history – all joined together by a story of awakening. Revolutionary love is medicine for our times. It just might be our best chance for our collective future.
See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love is available for purchase at Urban Abbey, 1026 Jackson Street, Omaha, NE 68102.
Call Urban Abbey at 402-898-7600 to reserve your copy today!
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