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Past Event

Silicon Valley Reads 2022: The Power of Kindness, Resilience and Hope

Valarie Kaur, Reyna Grande, and Richard Lui offer their unique perspectives about how the power of kindness, resilience and hope can move us forward as a community.

Kaur will discuss how "revolutionary love" can heal our world; Lui will share his experience of how compassion impacts individuals and our community; and Grande will reflect on her own journey crossing the US-Mexico border as a child and the resilience she developed during her life.

Each of their stories and experiences provides hope for our collective future and inspiration to become better people in the world.


In partnership with Santa Clara County Office of Education, Santa Clara County Library District, and San Jose Public Library.

Kaur photo by Amber Castro.

January 27, 2022

The Commonwealth Club of California
United States

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Reyna Grande

Author, A Dream Called Home: A Memoir

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Valarie Kaur

Founder, Revolutionary Love Project; Author, See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary Love

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Richard Lui

Journalist, MSNBC/NBC News; Author, Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness

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In Conversation with Sal Pizarro

Columnist, Mercury News