As we mark 20 years since 9/11, we are releasing an episode that we first recorded with Valarie Kaur in 2020, after the launch of her book, See No Stranger. The book is both a practical guide to changing the world and a very personal and communal chronicle of our lives since 9/11. And the paperback just dropped. This week, our host Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews joined Valarie, Rev. Traci Blackmon, Sr. Simone Campbell and many others in honoring Balbir Singh Sodhi, a Sikh-American who was murdered in a hate crime in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. He was a businessman, a family man and a beloved friend to Valarie. She will tell you that it was his death that sparked her activism. And she will tell you that Americans still have a lot to learn about the decades-long impact of 9/11 on people of color. So listeners, tune into this episode to hear Valarie’s reflections in her own words.
Episode 57: Valarie Kaur
September 16, 2021