Tag: Millennials

Baltimore Is Burning: 8 Faith Voices You Should Hear

Baltimore Is Burning: 8 Faith Voices You Should Hear

By Faith Source Originally published on FaithStreet.com. “What is the call for people of faith when they are faced with the aftermath of a riot they may have helped create due to neglect or ignorance wrapped in arrogance? What do all riots all have in common? […]

First-Ever Sikh Float in Rose Parade

First-Ever Sikh Float in Rose Parade

It was an incredible experience to watch the first-ever Sikh float at the Rose Parade. It celebrated the story of Sikhs in America, starting with pioneers like my grandfather who settled in California 101 years ago. The float features a replica of the first gurdwara in America – one […]

PBS Documentary MAKERS: Women in Business

PBS Documentary MAKERS: Women in Business

Check out the new PBS documentary Makers: Women in Business. I make a brief appearance on the question of “leaning in” at minute 43:33-44:55. Though only for a few seconds, I am glad the film documents some of the complexities of the debate surrounding women’s leadership and […]

The Story of Self, The Story of Us, The Story of Now

The Story of Self, The Story of Us, The Story of Now

By Annabelle Estera, Asian Pacific American Network, Ohio State University One of the best parts of my job is the ability to bring in engaging, thought-provoking, and inspiring speakers. On November 14th, The Ohio State University welcomed filmmaker, civil rights advocate, and interfaith leader, Valarie Kaur to campus. There […]

Video: 2013 Stanford Baccalaureate Address

Video: 2013 Stanford Baccalaureate Address

As we reflect on 2013, I would like to share a video of my Baccalaureate address to Stanford University’s Class of 2013. I had the honor of becoming the youngest person to deliver the address, and the first from the Sikh tradition. But I offer […]

Person of the Year Award, India Abroad

Person of the Year Award, India Abroad

I was honored to receive a 2013 Person of the Year award from India Abroad. But I must share this award with a rising generation of Sikh and South Asian Americans devoted to justice work — the stellar staff at the Sikh Coalition, Groundswell, SALDEF, […]

My Baccalaureate Address to Stanford’s Class of 2013

My Baccalaureate Address to Stanford’s Class of 2013

Published by Stanford News. President Hennessy, Dean McLennan, professors and staff, family and friends, and the Class of 2013, it is a profound gift for me to return to Stanford to address you. Ten years ago, when I stood in this spot to deliver the student […]

Stanford’s Baccalaureate Speaker Tells Class of 2013 to Enter the Whirlwind of Life with Their Whole Heart

Stanford’s Baccalaureate Speaker Tells Class of 2013 to Enter the Whirlwind of Life with Their Whole Heart

By Kathleen J. Sullivan Published by Stanford News. When facing the dangers of a courageous life, have faith, alumna Valarie Kaur told the graduates at Baccalaureate, a multi-faith celebration of thanksgiving and inspiration. “Faith in God or faith in goodness, faith that love can conquer death […]

On MSNBC: Class of 2013

On MSNBC: Class of 2013

The Class of 2013 is facing staggering student debt, a tough job market, and the reality of Washington gridlock – and yet we remain optimistic about the future? Why? I presented a portrait of the Millennial generation  on MSNBC’s Melissa-Harry Perry Show on graduation weekend:

Vogue India Minority Report: Change

Vogue India Minority Report: Change

Published by Vogue India. Sikh-American activist and film-maker Valarie Kaur is moving America with her passionate fight for a misunderstood community. By Aarti Virani WHO’S THAT GIRL? Over the weeks that followed the gut-wrenching massacre at a gurdwara in Oak Creek, Wisconsin last August–a tragedy […]