Breathe and Push

Dear Friends, We got word last Saturday, September 23rd that the Trump administration was preparing a new executive order. The next day, the order came down: a third Muslim Ban that is more expansive than the original. It targets more countries and bans certain immigrants and refugees — indefinitely. It was hard to breathe — the ban hurts thousands of families abroad and fan the flames of hate against families like mine on this soil. But then I remembered: We have been here before. On September 23, 1913 — exactly one hundred and four years ago — my grandfather sailed by steamship from

Dear Friends, On this day, sixteen years ago, a Sikh American father was shot down in front of a gas station in Arizona. Balbir Singh Sodhi was the first person killed in a hate crime in the aftermath of 9/11. Balbir Uncle's murder turned a generation of young people like me into activists. My team and I made a film about his murder and began a life helping communities organize against racism and violence. Today we are still living in the shadow of 9/11. The cycle of violence feels endless:

I will be giving a Ted Talk this fall - the announcement just went up! I am putting together stories + studies in ethics, law and even science to make the case for why Revolutionary Love is the call of our times. Especially in the face of white supremacist violence. Deep breath. If you can, please join my parents, baby Kavi, and me in New Orleans this November! Click on these links for information on tickets and on the inspiring line up.   Photo taken from tedwomen2017.ted.com