Amplifying vision-expanding, heart-shaking, head-moving voices that open us to wider and deeper connections with real persons, real stories, our true reality.
Amanda Gorman: Using Your Voice is a Political Choice - "What path do we stand on as a people, and what future as a people do we stand for?" This young poet/activist rocked the recent Inauguration, but was lesser known before that. In this 7-minute TEDTalk, she powers us up on the meaning of having a voice.
Here Comes Love - This beautiful, compelling 6-minute music video puts the struggle for racial justice and unity in too-little-heard perspective. It's full of true talking/feeling points and fuel to keep on, keepin' in the day-to-day work to eradicate racism!
#IAmHuman - How do we really see ourselves and each other?
Kevin Locke: The Hoop of Life - This Native storyteller has a voice that speaks with the tones of Lakota culture and Native traditions, the flute, traditional dance, and a world-embracing vision. Kevin Locke (Tokaheya Inajin in Lakota) is a world famous visionary Hoop Dancer, preeminent player of the Indigenous Northern Plains flute, traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and educator. Learn more about him and his work here.
The Inside Out Project - An ever-growing global platform for people to share their untold stories and transform personal and community messages into works of public art. Take a look at the 3-minute video trailer for the project, and, if you're intrigued to learn more, here's the one-hour documentary about the project.
Freeing Ourselves of the Stain of Racism - In this compelling 16-minute video, artist and activist, Masud Olufani, describes the interplay in his own life between the potent voices of racism and a growing voice of human oneness.
Birding While Black: Jason Ward's Passion for Birds - In this profile, the host of the YouTube channel, "Birds of North America," discusses how racism affects his birder activities, and calls for more Black birders to join him: "the future will be at its best if we have voices coming from a lot of different backgrounds."