Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It’s time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, powerful talk, Ashley Judd recounts her ongoing experience of being terrorized on social media for her unwavering activism and calls on citizens of the internet, […]
Today (Saturday, January 21, 2017) was outrageously wonderful and powerful. Seeing the love and the power of equality in the hundreds of thousands who attended the Women’s March on Washington was electrifying. Thank you to the great 19 year old poet, Nina Donovan for allowing me to share her words today. All of the credit […]
Delivered upon conference of Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, Union College, Union, Kentucky, 2009
2008 YouthAIDS Gala Speech
I believe with all my soul that the art of compassionate witnessing is at the core of global change and peace building. When we listen attentively and caringly, our simple empathy is extended and transformed into a fiery, responsible compassion which demands that we respond urgently to the plight of others.
A Speech given on step of the Capital in Frankfort, KY.
2007 YouthAIDS Gala Speech Good evening ladies and gentlemen, old friends and new. I am glad that you are here. Namaste If you watch the documentary made during my 3-week stay in india that we are celebrating tonight, you hear me say that word a lot. This touching gesture is the manner of greeting for […]
A Blazer Lecture at The University of Kentucky
A speech given to the Tennessee Women’s Democratic Caucus in 2004