2022 Keynote Address: Civil Rights Leader, Filmmaker, Author, and Faith Leader Valarie Kaur
The Houston Coalition Against Hate (HCAH) in partnership with the Holocaust Museum Houston cordially invites you to the 2022 A Time of Perspective featuring Valarie Kaur. Kaur’s talk will draw from her #1 LA Times Bestseller SEE NO STRANGER: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love. Kaur “envisions a world where love is a public ethic and shared practice in our lives and politics.” During her work, whether inside supermax prisons, on the military base at Guantanamo Bay, or at sites of mass shootings, Kaur identified a surprising key element for social change: the ethic of love. Today she leads the Revolutionary Love Project to equip people across the U.S. to build just, anti-racist communities for internal and collective transformation. We are grateful to Holocaust Museum Houston, Houston Endowment, and HEB for their sponsorship of the event.
Valarie Kaur: Valarie Kaur is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best-selling author of SEE NO STRANGER. She has won national acclaim for her work in social justice on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Valarie burst into American consciousness in the wake of the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 40 million views worldwide. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” has become a mantra for people fighting for change. She now leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice.
Tickets for the event are complimentary, however registration is required due to capacity limitations. Registration provides a seat on a first come first served basis. At the request of the speaker, all guests must wear masks and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (scanned/photograph on phone or paper copies) at check in to attend. Failure to comply will result in guest/s being turned away.