SAN DIEGO, CA -- Alliance San Diego is proud to announce Valarie Kaur, a national civil rights activist and a leading Sikh American voice, as the keynote speaker for the 32nd annual All Peoples Celebration, a breakfast honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Valarie Kaur is the founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, a national initiative to champion love as a force for justice and a wellspring for social action. She is a Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator and author of a forthcoming book, Revolutionary Love. She uses her many talents to address hate with love. Read more about Valarie Kaur here.
The All Peoples Celebration brings together more than 1,000 diverse community members for an inspiring program to honor the living legacy of Dr. King and his vision of a Beloved Community, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The annual event is a touchstone to reconnect, recalibrate, and recommit to the teachings of Dr. King.
Valarie Kaur issued the following statement:
“Dr. King showed us how to fight tyranny and oppression with a fierce kind of love. I believe that it is time to reclaim love as a force for justice for a new time. I am deeply honored to speak in his memory — and invite us to summon our deepest bravery to walk the path of revolutionary love together.”
Andrea Guerrero, executive director of Alliance San Diego, said the following:
“We are thrilled to have Valarie Kaur, one of the nation’s most exciting voices for justice, be our keynote for the 2020 All Peoples Celebration. She is the right person at the right time to connect the past with the future we want to create, one where all people can live in harmony, safety, equality, and justice.”
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About Alliance San Diego
Alliance San Diego is a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)(3) community empowerment organization working to ensure that all people can achieve their full potential in an environment of harmony, safety, equality, and justice. Our mission is to provide a means for diverse individuals and organizations to share information, collaborate on issues and mobilize for change in the pursuit of social justice, especially in low-income communities and communities of color. We pursue this mission through targeted civic engagement programs and strategic coalitions that focus on specific issues and policy reforms.