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Event Date
McLeod Hall Auditorium (Rm. 1020)

Students and activists of all ages, join us as Karen Walrond addresses the importance of preserving and accessing joy in challenging times. Seek out the “why” for the social justice work you do and learn the power of spark statements to shape authentic and sustainable engagement with our community’s pressing concerns. 

In The Lightmaker's Manifesto, Walrond offers a powerful formula. Name the skills, values, and actions that bring us joy. Identify the causes that spark our empathy and concern. And then put it all together to change the world. 

Books will be available for purchase.

Karen Walrond is a best-selling author, leadership and activism coach, and Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. She holds a BS in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, and is an active member of the State Bar of Texas. 
Her speaking engagements are infused with her passion for empowering others toward self-determination and leadership. She inspires people to joyfully advocate for justice, peace, and liberation.

Thank you to the UVA offices co-sponsoring this event:
Center for Diversity in Engineering
Facilities Management
Inclusion, Diversity and Excellence Achievement Initiative, School of Nursing
Women, Gender & Sexuality Department