Youth Activists Cut From March On Washington Ceremony Post Kick-Ass Speeches To Youtube
Philip Agnew of the Dream Defenders and Sofia Campos of United We Dream were scheduled to speak at yesterday’s commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. Both are youth led organizations tackling civil rights issues like immigration, racial profiling and the school-to-prison pipeline. That might explain why the were cut from the roster last minute.
So they posted their speeches on YouTube and Agnew called for others to post two-minute speeches as well and share them under the hashtag #ourmarch. And holy crap, they’re both brilliant, moving, beautiful, energizing, powerful and honest. No wonder they were cut. Had they given their speeches they would’ve stolen the show and spoken more truth to power than all of the big name speakers combined. I urge you to watch the speeches they had planned to deliver. They’re short and worth it!