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

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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.


This is an online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream program.

This is a free program; we welcome donations made during checkout to support the production of our online programming. 

Copies of the authors' books are available for purchase during registration (U.S. domestic shipping only).

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

Kaur photo by Amber Castro.

Thu, Jan 27 / 6:30 pm PST

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

6:30–8 p.m. program
(all times PST)