"If I'm executed, let everyone know that in the 21st century --- with all its human rights mechanisms, international organizations, security councils --- an innocent person has been executed while he struggled & fought with all his might." / Navid Afkari
“Sometimes we are blessed with being able to choose the time, and the arena, and the manner of our revolution, but more usually we must do battle where we are standing.” / Audre Lorde
I don't care if you're Christian, you're Muslim, you're gay, you're straight - I am here to fight for your equality. Because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight. / Logic (rapper)
People are pretty much alike. It's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities. / Linda Ellerbee
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance. / Kofi Annan
It is important for all of us to appreciate where we come from and how that history has really shaped us in ways that we might not understand. / Sonia Sotomayor
- “The sanctions aren’t just impacting us economically, they are isolating us. Obviously, we are isolated internationally, but we are also isolated from each other..."
- “If we’ve learned anything the past few decades it’s this: our fates and our lives are interconnected."
- Nothing is more central to Iranian culture than our poetry and the way we tell our stories to each other. We weave stories into carpets, recite poems at dinner, and tell fortunes from Hafez. We blog, write, and whisper to each other. Our music is rich and layered, marrying 700 year old poetry to modern music. Our history is one of many voices, styles, and ideas in conversation with each other over the centuries.