April 13, 2013
Valarie Kaur – Film Screenings and Lecture
Valarie Kaur is an award-winning filmmaker, advocate, and director of Groundswell at Auburn Seminary, a multifaith social action network for justice. A third-generation Sikh American, she produced the acclaimed documentary film Divided We Fall (2008) on hate crimes after Sept 11th. She has presented her work in 200 U.S. cities and on media outlets such as CNN, NPR, the New York Times, and the BBC. Valarie earned bachelors degrees at Stanford University, a masters at Harvard Divinity School, and a law degree at Yale Law School, where she teaches visual advocacy as founding director of the Yale Visual Law Project.
She will speak at Colby on Tuesday, April 16th, 7pm (Diamond 145) about her work as a filmmaker and activist, and will discuss her current project on the Oak Creek shootings from this summer.
We will also screen her 2008 documentary Divided We Fall twice that week:
Monday, April 15th, 7pm (Lovejoy 100) and Tuesday, April 16th, 4pm (Lovejoy 100)
All are welcome to attend all three events.
Her visit is sponsored by the H.C. Libby Lecture Fund, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, English Department, Religious Studies, Oak Institute, and Goldfarb Center.