Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur, JD, is a Sikh American civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She is the founder of The Revolutionary Love Project, a nonprofit aimed at engaging people in the practice of love as a force for justice.

See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to ou...


3 Lessons of Revolutionary Love in a Time of Rage | Valarie Kaur

What's the antidote to rising nationalism, polarization and hate? In this inspiring, poetic talk, Valarie Kaur asks us to reclaim love as a revolutionary act. As she journeys from the birthing room to tragic sites of bloodshed, Kaur shows us how the choice to love can be a force for justice.

Shadow Generation

The murder of a family friend changed the course of my life. His name was Balbir Singh Sodhi. Four days after 9/11, he was shot in the back in front of his gas station by a man who yelled when arrested, “I’m a patriot! Arrest me and let those terrorists run wild.”


Seva: The Call of Our Times - Sermon at the Pentagon by Valarie Kaur

On May 1, 2015, Valarie Kaur delivered a keynote at the Pentagon's second-ever commemoration of the Sikh faith. Kaur spoke on "Seva" - selfless service in the Sikh religion.

One Child Is Too Many

It is a basic fact of the moral universe that children should not be sold for sexual exploitation.


Model Minorities Go Deep | Quyen Dinh & Valarie Kaur | Talks at Google

Panelists Quyen Dinh, Valarie Kaur, and Phil Yu join moderator Lorrie Ma in a conversation that guides us into a deeper understanding of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) experiences, the model minority stereotype, the concept of the “bamboo ceiling,” and how AAPI communities show up in...

How to Make Love, Not Bigotry

An ad campaign is selling clothes and challenging bigotry in America.


What Does Revolutionary Love Look Like? — Valarie Kaur

Talk at Middle Church. Middle Collegiate Church is a multicultural, multi-ethnic, inter-generational movement of Spirit and justice, powered by Revolutionary Love, with room for all.

A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: “Seva: The Call of Our Times”

The prepared remarks of Valarie Kaur at the Pentagon’s second-ever commemoration of the Sikh faith on May 1, 2015. Kaur spoke alongside Simran Jeet Singh and Inni Kaur on “Seva” - selfless service in the Sikh religion.


Sikhs One Year Later: Valarie Kaur Extended Interview

Watch our story about how the shooting at a Sikh gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin brought Sikhs and people of other faiths together to work for lasting social change.


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