This year we’re staging a major cultural intervention to #ReclaimLove as a revolutionary force, starting with Valentine’s Day. We want you with us.
Every year on Valentine’s Day, Love is reduced to pink aisles of cheesy romance, something too fickle and anemic to be a political force. But we know that Love is so much more than that. We know that Love is not a feeling, it is sweet labor. Hard, ongoing, bloody — a choice we make over and over again.
This fierce Love is nothing short of revolutionary, as we have seen demonstrated by social movements throughout history. We know love is the only force powerful enough to protect our communities and democracy today, and the only way we’ll be able to move forward as a country.
So, in this time of deep polarization and escalating hate, we are staging a cultural intervention. We are reclaiming Love as a force for justice.
This is our fourth year celebrating Revolutionary Love, and we want you to join us.
It’s time to #ReclaimLove as a revolutionary force for justice! Sign up to receive a toolkit and join thousands of people across the country working to #ReclaimLove this February 14th.
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“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. We birth the beloved community by becoming the beloved community.” — Valarie Kaur
“This is the new nonviolence” – Parker Palmer
“Inspiration & a reliable moral compass” – Michelle Alexander
Looking for a meaningful Valentine’s Day gift for your loved ones?
Your completed order will include a digital certificate for the book (easy to print and will make a meaningful gift this Valentine’s Day!) and instructions on how to register for the virtual gathering series with Valarie Kaur.
These gatherings will take place at 5pm PT on Thursdays. A video recording of each will be shared with registrants the next day. Space is limited. All shipments will deliver during the week of publication, June 16 -19, 2020.
If you’ve pre-ordered the book already and would like to register for the virtual gatherings, click here.
Virtual Gathering Dates:
March 26, April 16, May 14, June 18
Out in June, See No Stranger defines Revolutionary Love and provides a framework for practicing it in our own lives.
How do we love in a time of rage? How do we fix a broken world while not breaking ourselves?
The answer is revolutionary love, a practice that enriches the meaning of both revolution and love and extends in three directions: love for others, love for our opponents, and love for ourselves. This practice can transform an encounter, a relationship, a community, a culture, even a country.
We pledge to rise up in Revolutionary Love.
We declare our love for all who are in harm’s way
Refugees, immigrants, Muslims, Sikhs, Jews, queer and trans people, Black people, Latinx people, the indigenous, the disabled, women and girls, working-class people and poor people. We vow to see one another as brothers, sisters, and siblings. Our humanity binds us together, and we vow to fight for a world where all of us can flourish.
We declare love even for our opponents.
We oppose all policies that threaten the rights and dignity of any person. We vow to fight not with violence or vitriol, but by challenging the cultures and institutions that promote hate. In this way, we will challenge our opponents through the ethic of love.
We declare love for ourselves.
We will protect our capacity for joy. We will rise and dance. We will honor our ancestors whose bodies, breath, and blood call us to a life of courage. In their name, we choose to see this darkness not as the darkness of the tomb – but of the womb. We will breathe and push through the pain of this era to birth a new future.