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Willard M. Kiplinger Lecture on Ethics in American Society: The Ethic of Revolutionary Love
March 3 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist and celebrated prophetic voice “at the forefront of progressive change” (Center for American Progress). Valarie burst into American consciousness in the wake of the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 30+ million views worldwide. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” reframed the political moment and became a mantra for people fighting for change.
Valarie now leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice in America. As a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator, she has won policy change on multiple fronts – hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, solitary confinement, Internet freedom, and more. She founded Groundswell Movement, Faithful Internet, and the Yale Visual Law Project to inspire and equip new generations of advocates. Valarie has been a regular TV commentator on MSNBC and contributor to CNN, NPR, PBS, the Hill, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California’s heartland, Valarie earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. Valarie’s new bestselling book, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, expands on her “blockbuster” TED Talk.
The Kiplinger Series on Ethics in American Society is a program of annual lectures made possible by a generous grant from the Kiplinger Foundation in memory of Willard M. Kiplinger, founder of the Kiplinger newsletters and an early member of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church (CLUUC). The series aims to promote a wider consciousness and a deeper understanding of the concepts and questions of ethics and morality, both within and beyond the church community.
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