Valarie’s audiences include:
Valarie’s programs for universities, colleges and law schools focus on religion, racism, storytelling, progressive lawyering and more.
Valarie’s programs focus on experiencing the sacred, mobilizing faith-based action, and building community.
Valarie’s programs for students and teachers in K-12 public and private schools focus on inclusiveness, civil rights, and stereotypes.
Valarie offers guidance for organizations committed to supporting diversity and to healing the wounds caused by ignorance and fear.
Valarie’s programs for police departments focus on civil rights, stereotypes and unconscious bias.
Valarie delivers dynamic keynote lectures for large audiences or lead intimate workshops and discussions for small groups.
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If you are interested in a program for your campus or community, below are some of the keynote addresses, lectures, films, and workshops delivered in 200+ cities in North America and around the world.
- “Millennials and a Life of Meaning”
- “Building a Groundswell for Justice in a Multifaith America”
- “Revolutionary Love: The Call of Our Times”
- “The Sikh Faith: Walking the Path of Spiritually-Grounded Service”
- “A New Generation of Women’s Leadership and the Meaning of Success”
- “The Quest for Civil Rights: from 9/11 to Guantanamo”
- “Breaking the Walls: Inside U.S. Prisons and Solitary Confinement”
- “Divided We Fall: Race, Religion, and Ending Hate in America”
- “The Law as Sword and Shield: Pursuing a Life of Public Service”
- “Innovating on the Frontier: A Free, Open, and Democratic Internet”
Workshops and trainings include:
- “Social Action Campaigns: How to Use Story to Organize for Change”
- “Writing the Opinion Essay: How to Speak Truth to Power, in 800 Words”
- “Media Training: Enlighten & Inspire in a Soundbite Culture”
- “Social Media Training: Reshaping the World, 140 Characters at a Time”
- “Documentary Film Workshop 101: How to Tell a Story on Screen”
- “Ethics Workshop for Documentarians: Drawing Close to the Storyteller’s Mouth”
- “Visual Advocacy for Lawyers: How to Use Film for Clients and Causes”
- “Wellness Workshop for Activists: Self-Care is a Revolutionary Act”
- “Diversity Training for Workplaces and Campuses: A Mosaic Not a Melting Pot”
- “A New Kind of Interfaith Dialogue: Reading the Body as Text”
- “Embodied Dialogue on Race and Diversity: Crossing the Line”
Film screenings, Q&As, and group dialogues include:
- “Oak Creek: In Memorium” + a discussion on organizing to end hate in America
- “The Worst of the Worst: Portrait of a Supermax” + a discussion on prison reform
- “Divided We Fall: Americans in the Aftermath” + a discussion on 9/11 to today
- “Stigma” + a discussion on race and racial profiling
- “Alienation” + a discussion on immigration raids and immigrants’ stories
- “American Made” + a discussion on Sikh American stories and religious pluralism