Month: December 2019

What 2020 Holds...

Dear Friends,

I am so grateful for what we accomplished together this year! We reached 10,000+ people in events and workshops across the country, equipping them to reclaim love as a force for justice. Our work reached a million more online. And we mobilized in solidarity for communities in harm’s way, including in the wake of mass shootings and at the border.

Now as we look to 2020, I have a message for you. Please watch my 2-minute video: 

In the next ten months, the actions we take, the words we choose, and the way we make change will determine our collective future. I believe that we have a chance to birth an America that has never been — a nation that is multiracial, multifaith, multicultural, and multigendered, a society that protects the dignity of every person. This culture shift is not only how we win the election. It’s how we transition America.

And so we want to stage a cultural intervention in 2020 — 

Imagine a critical mass of artists, activists, faith leaders, and thought leaders using their voice, art, music, stories, and platforms to call people to action with loveWe can shift consciousness from what we are fighting against to what we are laboring for. We can equip people to make love the ethic in more of our homes, schools, and movements. This is the work of the Revolutionary Love Project.

In the final stages of development right now: a book on revolutionary love + educational hub with curricula for educators, activists, and communities + original music from major artists + a nation-wide tour of live events in 2020. 

Will you make a donation to support this work? Every gift – $15, $50, or $500— will determine our scale & reach for 2020.

This year, we were awarded the Global Peacebuilder Award for our work, presented by United Religion Initiative at Stanford University. It was an honor. It also reminded us that our work has global impact. When you give, you are funding culture work that will inspire and ignite and spread.

If you are able to donate $15/month or more, we invite you to become a monthly donor as one of our Beloved 200. Click to learn more.

Thank you breathing and pushing with us!

Valarie + Amy, Kalia, Julianna, Melissa, Annette and Elizabeth


Here’s just some of what we’ve done together in 2019:

  • 550 partners + 120 thought leaders + 67,000 members engaged in online action campaigns throughout the year plus —
  • 1+ million people reached in our annual digital campaign with Dream Corps and partners to #reclaimlove as a force for justice on Valentine’s Day 2019
  • 10,000 messages of support delivered in person to grieving communities in the wake of mass shootings at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1,000+ letters of solidarity collected for former prisoners who are now returning citizens, survivors of opioid addiction, climate refugees, and migrant families separated at the border.
  • 3rd Annual Leadership Retreat for co-chairs of the Mai Bhago Leadership Circle to equip Sikh women justice leaders in partnership with Auburn Seminary
  • 14 live events on how to practice love in the face of hate and white nationalism, based on Valarie’s TED Talk “3 Lessons of Revolutionary Love in a Time of Rage” (2.6+ million views), including —
  • Inspiring dialogue on rage, reckoning and revolutionary love with our partner Eve Ensler, and music with Ani di Franco at the 4th Babefest in New Orleans, rooting our movement in joy

Here’s who we reached in events across the U.S. —

  • 7,000 K-12 educators & heads of schools committed to diversity and social justice
  • 1,200 entrepreneurs invested in social change gathering in the SF Bay Area and Los Angeles
  • 1,000+ faith leaders, including church leaders in the South and Midwest
  • 500 youth leaders and peace builders convening at the UNITED NATIONS
  • 100 artists and activists committed to using their platforms for cultural change
  • 60 philanthropists & heads of foundations strategizing for 2020
  • 13 cities including Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Boston, New York City, Berkeley, San Francisco Bay Area, Montreat, and Salt Lake City

Are you one of our #Beloved200?

We are looking for 200 monthly donors to pledge $15/month to ensure basic operations far into the future. That’s it! Many think that we are a bigger organization that we are. Our projects have ranged from contributing to Emmy-award winning shows to curating hundreds of campus dialogues to mobilizing thousands in the political process. We’re a tiny team that relies on committed volunteers. And we make every cent stretch. 

If you want to see more of this vision in the world, can you become a Monthly Donor? Click here to donate $15/month and become one of our Beloved 200!


The Revolutionary Love Project envisions a world where love is a public ethic and shared practice in our lives and politics. We generate stories, tools, and thought leadership to equip people to practice the ethic of love in the fight for social justice.