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Contemplation by Design 2023 Keynote—See No Stranger: A Journey into Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur, JD, MTS

Sun October 22nd 2023, 9:00 - 10:30am
Event Sponsor
Contemplation by Design
Stanford Prevention Research Center
School of Medicine
Stanford Alumni Association
McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Experience Type

“The future is dark. Is this the darkness of the tomb—or the darkness of the womb?" Valarie Kaur reframes the present moment in history as one of transition and calls on us to show up in the labor of birthing a beloved community. Through her renowned storytelling, teaching, and embodied inquiry, Valarie will help us explore how Revolutionary Love can transform our lives from the inside out.

VALARIE KAUR, JD, MTS, is a civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. Valarie became an activist when a Sikh father and family friend was the first person murdered in hate violence in the aftermath of 9/11. For two decades, in his memory, Valarie has led visionary campaigns to tell untold stories and change policy on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Her work ignited a national movement to reclaim love as a force for justice. Today, the Revolutionary Love Project is seeding networked communities of practice across the country to build the beloved community. A daughter of Punjabi Sikh farmers in California, Valarie lifts up her vision for America in her acclaimed TED Talk and #1 LA Times Bestseller See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. In Fall 2022, President Biden honored Valarie at the White House in the first-ever Uniters Ceremony, naming her as one of 16 leaders whose work is healing America.

CBD 2023: See No Stranger: A Journey into Revolutionary Love with Valarie Kaur ('03) is part of the FREE Contemplation by Design Summit, Oct. 20 - Nov. 3, 2023, and the 2023 Stanford Homecoming/Reunion Oct. 19 - 22.

Join us In-Person for Valarie's Keynote in CEMEX Auditorium, Stanford Graduate School of Business. If you are unable to atttend in-person, please see the Zoom link you will receive when you register for this free event.

The full Summit schedule is posted at: All events are FREE and online.

Registration opens September 12, 2023