April 13, 2013

Film Screenings and Lecture

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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.