THRIVE featuring Valarie Kaur

Thursday, November 12, 2020

2 p.m. PT


Renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, civil rights lawyer, and author Valarie Kaur will join USC Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Varun Soni for a conversation on the revolutionary power of love.

Valarie burst into American consciousness in the wake of the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with more than 30 million views worldwide. She now leads the Revolutionary Love Project, producing stories, tools, curricula, conferences, films, TV moments, and mass mobilizations that equip and inspire people to practice the ethic of love and fight racism, nationalism, and hate against Sikh, Muslim, Arab, and South Asian American communities. Kaur is the author of See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love, a regular TV commentator on MSNBC, and contributor to CNN, NPR, PBS, The HillThe Huffington Post, and the Washington Post

The THRIVE series of dialogues on wellbeing is part of USC AMPLIFIED, a new, campuswide speaker series that highlights diverse perspectives from some of today’s most engaging and dynamic figures in entertainment, business, politics, sports, science, the arts, and beyond. In this unprecedented time of struggle and isolation, THRIVE will provide critical opportunities for the USC community to feel connected, inspired, and empowered.