Inspired by the seminal vision of Brother Jeffery Gros, FSC, that all people need to work for understanding and unity among varied religious perspectives, the Gros Institute hosts an annual memorial event to explore dimensions of interfaith and intercultural leadership focused on the common good with cutting-edge scholars and practitioners. The event aims to support sustained, justice-centered dialogue toward social action among students, faculty, staff, and neighbors who relate to religion differently.
“SEE NO STRANGER: REVOLUTIONARY LOVE AS THE CALL OF OUR TIMES”
An Evening with Valarie Kaur
7:00 p.m. Keynote
8:30 p.m. Book signing/reception
Location: Lewis University’s St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Center and Virtual
VALARIE KAUR is a renowned civil rights leader, lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, innovator, and best-selling author of SEE NO STRANGER. She has won national acclaim for her work in social justice on issues ranging from hate crimes to digital freedom. Valarie burst into American consciousness in the wake of the 2016 election when her Watch Night Service address went viral with 40 million views worldwide. Her question “Is this the darkness of the tomb – or the darkness of the womb?” has become a mantra for people fighting for change. She now leads the Revolutionary Love Project to reclaim love as a force for justice.
This event is free for current Lewis University students, faculty and staff to attend but requires advance registration by everyone.