“Portraits of Sikhs” Profile

It was such an honor to be featured on “Portraits of Sikhs” Facebook page! They wrote:

Meet Sikh Leader, Valarie Kaur.

Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights advocate, and interfaith organizer. A third-generation Sikh American, she is the founding director of Groundswell, a non-profit initiative at Auburn Seminary that mobilized faith communities in bold collective action. In response to the tragedy in Oak Creek, WI, Groundswell organized thousands to send letters of support to Sikh families, call upon the FBI to track anti-Sikh hate crimes, and lead college campuses to respond to Oak Creek through storytelling and service projects as part of the President’s Interfaith Campus Challenge. Their award-winning films “Divided We Fall” and “American Made” about Sikh Americans after 9/11 have reached tens of thousands in more than 200 U.S. cities. Valarie studied religion and law at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School and Yale Law School. As fellows at Yale Law School, Valarie and her partner Sharat direct the Yale Visual Law Project and train students in the art of storytelling and advocacy. She was recognized by the Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) with the Youth Leadership Award at its 2012 national gala. #Sikhleader #MakeLove

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