Valarie Kaur

Valarie Kaur is a seasoned civil rights activist and prophetic voice “at the forefront of progressive change.” She burst into American consciousness after the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 30+ million views. As a lawyer, filmmaker, and innovator, Valarie has helped win policy change on multiple fronts and now leads the Revolutionary Love Project to champion love as a force for justice. She has been a regular TV commentator on MSNBC, and contributor to CNN, NPR, PBS, the Hill, Huffington Post, and the Washington Post. She founded Groundswell, the Yale Visual Law Project and Faithful Internet. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California, Valarie earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. She was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. Valarie’s new book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love expands on her I blockbuster TED Talk and hits the shelves June 2020.

Learn more about this presenter’s work:

Upcoming Programs

  • September 18–21, 2020

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


Resources

  • Where Yoga and Politics Overlap: My Women’s Week at Kripalu

    When yoga teacher Tracy Ramos read the description of Women’s Week, she found it hard to believe that there were people out there merging the wakefulness and wholeness and truth of yoga with the will, the grit, and the “good fight” of political activism. So she came to Kripalu to see for herself.

  • Highlights from Women’s Week at Kripalu

    Our groundbreaking week of womxn-only programming yielded so much conversation, community-building, food for thought, and hope for the future.