Courageous Conversations is excited to welcome their first speaker of the new year, special guest and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, Valerie Kaur, this week! Kaur will be sharing a message about Love, Anger & Apology. All are welcome to attend the VIRTUAL session which is coming up from 7-9 p.m. this Wednesday, February 10th.
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Whether intended or not, our nation has been wounded by inequality and injustice. How do we acknowledge, apologize and repair, both personally & collectively? Join hosts Rev. Dr. Zina Jacque and Jessica Green for this virtual session of Courageous Conversations presented by Urban Consulate & Barrington’s White House, featuring special guest Valarie Kaur, renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, author of See No Stranger and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, who declares that “revolutionary love” is the call of our time. Followed by interactive breakout dialogue.
The event is open to the public, ages 15+ and the ticket price is $15. Advance registration required to receive Zoom link ASL sign language interpretation available upon request. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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They are making a limited number of tickets available for each session free of charge. For the registration code, email: email@example.com. Before you come, they ask that you please watch this short orientation video.
Here’s what Random House writes about Kaur’s See No Stranger:
How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves?
Valarie Kaur describes revolutionary love as the call of our time, a radical, joyful practice that extends in three directions: to others, to our opponents, and to ourselves. It enjoins us to see no stranger but instead look at others and say: You are 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, even a country.
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 Guantánamo Bay, 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 helps us imagine new ways of being with each other—and with ourselves—so that together we can begin to build the world we want to see
Are you signed up for Courageous Conversations? Every Second Wednesday, 7pm:
- February 10, 2021 – Love, Anger & Apology
- March 10, 2021 – Calling In & Calling Out?
- April 14, 2021 – Prioritizing Disability Inclusion
- May 12, 2021 – Pursuing Health Equity
Here are past articles for our takeaways from the first four 2020-2021 Courageous Conversations:
- September, 2020 – Standing in Another’s Shoes
- October, 2020 – Parenting for Inclusion
- November, 2020 – Repairing Civic Trust & Becoming America
- December, 2020 – Healing Our Communities
A Year of Courageous Conversations is presented by Urban Consulate and Barrington’s White House and made possible by your ticket purchase and generous support from Jessica & Dominic Green, Kim Duchossois, Tyler & Danielle Lenczuk, Cobey & Erich Struckmeyer, Susan & Rich Padula, Julie Kanak & Mike Rigali, Barrington Area Community Foundation, and BMO Wealth Management. To learn more, visit CourageousCommunity.us.
Photos from Courageous Conversations at Barrington’s White House by Linda Barrett.