See No Stranger (Digital Audiobook)
A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love
Publication Date: June 15, 2020
Finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize • “In a world stricken with fear and turmoil, Valarie Kaur shows us how to summon our deepest wisdom.”—Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love
How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves? Valarie Kaur—renowned Sikh activist, filmmaker, and civil rights lawyer—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 nation.
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; as an activist working with communities recovering from xenophobic attacks; and as a woman trying to heal from her own experiences with police violence and sexual assault. 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.
About the Author
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 Revolutionary Love expands on her "blockbuster" TED Talk and hits the shelves February 2020.