Sounds True Presents:

The People's Inauguration

Sounds True Presents:

10 Days to Activate Revolutionary Love

January 22–31, 2021

A FREE transformative journey of healing, joy, and justice for all

Presenters

We are a nation waiting to be born. This is our great transition.

—Valarie Kaur

America is in transition—will we birth a multiracial democracy where every person is safe and free? The answer lies with us.

Valarie Kaur, renowned civil rights activist, author, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, invites you to The People’s Inauguration—a free, 10-day online journey to help us reckon with all we have lost and point us toward a vision of the society we can build together, grounded in love.

In Valarie’s words: “Revolutions do not happen only in grand moments in public view, but also in small pockets of people coming together to inhabit a new way of being.”

Join Valarie and an extraordinary community of visionaries, artists, activists, and healers in this global movement to reclaim love as a force for justice and change in our world. In the wake of recent turmoil, violence, and insurrection, it is more important than ever to come together around justice, healing, and renewal. May The People’s Inauguration be medicine for the moment.

The People’s Inauguration journey brings you:

  • Special kickoff event
    To kick off our journey into revolutionary love, join Valarie, Baratunde Thurston, and Ari Asfar for a nationwide celebration of healing, inspiration, music, and art to reaffirm our core values and reimagine our future.
  • Morning teaching & practice
    Each day of the event begins with Valarie’s electrifying talks on topics such as summoning the strength to love those who oppose us, finding safe containers for our rage, and breathing through social trauma to push for change.
  • Evening interview session + live Q&A with Valarie
    Learn from the wisdom of 28 global thought leaders, movement leaders, and faith leaders, each featuring a live Q&A with Valarie.
  • Special musical performances
    Day 10 brings a joyous appearance by iconic singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco and special guests, performing new original music inspired by Valarie’s writings.

28 global visionaries to inspire healing, solidarity, and social change

Baratunde Thurston

Baratunde Thurston

Emmy-nominated host and New York Times bestselling author

America Ferrera

America Ferrera

Award-winning actress and driving force behind the Time’s Up movement

Simran Jeet Singh

Simran Jeet Singh

Writer, teacher, scholar, and activist

Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon

Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon

Leading voice for social justice through the redemptive power of love

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Rabbi Sharon Brous

Spiritual innovator, named “most influential rabbi in America” by Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Najeeba Syeed, JD

Najeeba Syeed, JD

Associate professor of Muslim and interreligious studies, Chicago Theological Seminary

Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo

Award-winning organizer, author, and prominent voice in the women’s movement

Caitlin Breedlove

Caitlin Breedlove

Deputy executive director of organizational advancement, Women’s March

Isa Noyola

Isa Noyola

Translatina activist, cultural organizer, and deputy director at Mijente

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

Rev. Michael-Ray Mathews

Deputy director of Faith in Action and host of the Prophetic Resistance podcast

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Rev. Dr. Jacqui Lewis

Womanist minister, author and fierce champion for love and justice

Van Jones

Van Jones

CEO of REFORM Alliance, CNN commentator, host of The Redemption Project and The Van Jones Show

Sister Simone Campbell

Sister Simone Campbell

Attorney, activist, and author of the influential “Nuns’ Letter”

Brian McLaren

Brian McLaren

Speaker, activist, public theologian, and author of Faith After Doubt

Lisa Sharon Harper

Lisa Sharon Harper

Public theologian and founder/president of Freedom Road

Deepa Iyer

Deepa Iyer

Writer, lawyer, strategist, facilitator, and coach

adrienne maree brown

adrienne maree brown

Writer, doula, podcaster, and pleasure activist

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Rev. angel Kyodo williams

Zen priest and author of Being Black: Zen and the Art of Living with Fearlessness and Grace

Susan Raffo

Susan Raffo

Writer, cultural worker, and bodyworker

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, PhD

Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, PhD

Marine biologist, policy expert, and founder of Urban Ocean Lab

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Rev. Dr. Otis Moss III

Senior pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ and social justice activist

Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco

Iconic singer-songwriter, feminist, and founder of Righteous Babe Records

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

Founder of Repairers of the Breach and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis

Theologian and co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign

Parker J. Palmer, PhD

Parker J. Palmer, PhD

Prolific activist-author and founder of the Center for Courage & Renewal

Ari Afsar

Ari Afsar

Singer and composer who originated the role of Eliza in Chicago’s Hamilton

Resistance Revival Chorus

Resistance Revival Chorus

Collective of 70+ women and nonbinary protest singers

Melissa Ann Canlas, EdD

Melissa Ann Canlas, EdD

Director of education for the Revolutionary Love Project

Seane Corn

Seane Corn

Internationally celebrated yoga teacher and humanitarian activist

Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

Facilitator, Songwriter, Choir Director, and Actress on NBC’s hit series Friends

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Meet your host

Valarie Kaur

VALARIE KAUR

Valarie Kaur is an activist, lawyer, filmmaker, and founder of the Revolutionary Love Project. She has won national acclaim for her story-based advocacy, helping to win policy change on issues from hate crimes to digital freedom. A daughter of Sikh farmers in California, she earned degrees at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Yale Law School. Valarie’s debut book, See No Stranger, expands on her popular TED Talk.

Let’s birth a future where love is a force for justice!

Valarie Kaur considers revolutionary love to be the call of our time. In the wake of violence, pervasive social injustice, and a global pandemic, we can anchor ourselves in the ethic of love: love for others, for our opponents, and for ourselves.

The People’s Inauguration puts those ideas into practice with 10 core teachings to take into the world. If you have ever felt hopeless about our future, overwhelmed by the challenges ahead, breathless from the continued labor for justice, or simply not sure where to start in activating change, this summit will provide you with a compass for navigating a world in rebirth.

You’ll Learn How To:

  • See no stranger: love others
    When we wonder about one another, grieve with one another, fight with and for one another, we can build the solidarity needed for collective liberation and transformation—a solidarity rooted in love.
  • Tend the wound: love your opponents
    When we learn to harness our rage and listen to even our opponents, we can gain the information necessary to reimagine cultures and institutions that protect dignity for all of us.
  • Breathe & push: love yourself
    We can care for ourselves by remembering the wisdom of the midwife: breathe and push. Breathing together, letting joy in, and pushing through fear allows us to summon the bravery to transition from one reality to another.

Sounds True Presents:

The People's Inauguration

Sounds True Presents:

10 Days to Activate Revolutionary Love

January 22–31, 2021

A FREE transformative journey of healing, joy, and justice for all

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Almost there! We’re thrilled you’re joining us in this FREE 10-day journey!

By signing up for this online event, you will automatically be registered to attend The People’s Inauguration kickoff event on January 21, 2021.
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