For our next study, we will be exploring “See No Stranger” by Valarie Kaur. This book study will be held ONLINE.
Learn more about the book here:
Each time we meet a different section of the book will be studied and discussed. (See the itinerary below.) Participants are responsible for their own copy of the book.
The study will meet on the first Wednesday of the month, for three months, beginning at 7 pm EST and lasts approximately 90 minutes. Co-ed. Login information will be sent to your email. Registration is for all three dates and you will receive an email reminder 24 hours prior. Feel free to only attend the dates that fit your schedule.
January 6: Part One (pages 6 – 98)
February 3: Part Two (pages 103 – 205)
March 3: Part Three (pages 211 – 316)
An urgent manifesto and a dramatic memoir of awakening, this is the story of revolutionary love.
“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.
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