Harvey Milk – The Hope Speech
“I personally will never forget that people are more important than buildings.”
“My name is Harvey Milk and I’m here to recruit you.
I’ve been saying this one for years. It’s a political joke. I can’t help it–I’ve got to tell it. I’ve never been able to talk to this many political people before, so if I tell you nothing else you may be able to go home laughing a bit.
Janet Mock’s speech from the Women’s March on Washington
“Our approach to freedom need not be identical but it must be intersectional and inclusive. It must extend beyond ourselves.”
“So we are here. We are here not merely to gather but to move, right? And our movements, our movements require us to do more than just show up and say the right words. It requires us to break out of our comfort zones and be confrontational. It requires us to defend one another when it is difficult and dangerous. It requires us to truly see ourselves and one another… Read More
Aung San Suu Kyi – “Freedom from Fear”
“Concepts such as truth, justice and compassion cannot be dismissed as trite when these are often the only bulwarks which stand against ruthless power.”
Aung San Suu Kyi is a Noble Peace Prize winner who is also the head of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Myanmar. Suu Kyi spent many years in detention for her efforts as a Democratic organizer. In 1990 Suu Kyi led her party to victory in the national elections but the military dictatorship refused to give up control. Her “Freedom for Fear” was speech was given during this period.
Stage Manager Jhanae Bonnick reads the first #speech4breakfast
“It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it… Read More