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Storytelling as Sword and Shield: Oak Creek and Supermax - Two Case Studies

Valarie Kaur Sept 26 Lecture

Valarie Kaur spoke at the Damen Student Center MPR North at 4:00 p.m. on September 26 on the use of storytelling in political advocacy. She is an award-winning filmmaker, civil rights advocate, interfaith leader, and the founder of Groundswell at Auburn Seminary, a non-profit initiative with 100,000 members that equips people of faith to mobilize for social change. She leads national campaigns responding to hate crimes, racial profiling, immigration detention, and solitary confinement. Valarie earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School, where she founded the Yale Visual Law Project to train students in the art of storytelling for social change.

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