Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur, JD, is a Sikh American civil rights activist, lawyer, educator, author, and award-winning documentary filmmaker. She is the founder and director 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...


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.

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.”


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...

One Child Is Too Many

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


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.

How to Make Love, Not Bigotry

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


Valarie Kaur, a Sikh, Talks About the Future and Acceptance of Different Races, People, Etc...

Valarie Kaur, a Sikh, talks about the future and acceptance of different races and people.

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.


Activist Valarie Kaur: What Chardi Kala Means to Me | Sikhnet.Com

Chardi Kala is an important expression used in Sikhism for a mind frame that a Sikh has to accept and practice. It loosely means a “positive, buoyant and optimistic” attitude to life and the future. Always be in “high spirits,” “ever progressive,” “always cheerful,” etc.


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