[A medley of diverse people from every walk of life, from billionaires to fast–food workers, from all over the world.]
GLORIA STEINEM: There is no such thing as a competition of tears. Any inequality or suffering is wrong.
HARI KONDABOLU: Whenever you have to fight for your rights, I think it’s pretty clear that there’s an inequality and injustice.
ELTON JOHN: Stigma and fear, instating fear into people, are a form of inequality. Stigma if you’re gay, stigma if you’re Black, stigma if you’re of a different religion.
GLORIA STEINEM: As much as I’m angered everyday by the insane, self-destructive kind of opposition to simple fairness and equality, I’m also encouraged everyday by what will be the future far beyond me.
ALICIA GARZA: Our generation’s fight is to make sure that we bring the margins into the center.
JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS: You don’t have to be a gay person to advocate for LGBT rights. You don’t have to be an immigrant to advocate for immigrant rights. You don’t have to be a woman to be a feminist.
RAJIV JOSHI: So you can start to see how these issues are very interrelated, and from an economic perspective, now we’re seeing businesses take leadership on this agenda, not only because it’s in their moral interests, but actually it’s in their economic interests.
GARA LAMARCHE: Everybody benefits when there’s more equality, whether it’s finance, or the nonprofit world, or politics, or higher education, or arts and culture.
WILLIE BAPTIST: The problems of inequality of every dimension, gender inequality, racial inequality, economic inequality, has to be solved together.
ALICIA GARZA: None of us are free until all of us are free. And we can’t leave anybody behind.
JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS: Inequality is a two-way street; my equality is tied to your equality.
[Ford Foundation logo. A globe made up of a series of small, varied circles.]