Our Moment video from Equity Summit

Posted by PolicyLink on November 30, 2015

“Witness this moment in history turned blaze again…but will you be the fire this time? Will you be catalyst and combustion? Will you claim the torch?”

These inspiring words by poet Mayda del Valle — set to motion, photography, and song through the video “Our Moment” — brought 3,000 people to their feet during the opening of Equity Summit 2015. From the moment it aired, I have received countless requests for this video, and it is with great pleasure that I share it with you now.

Produced by Wyatt Closs and Big Bowl of Ideas, this short video is a powerful rendering of a pivotal national moment. The movements captured in this video — Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, the Dreamers, the Fight for $15 and a union, and others — are rousing tens of thousands to action, advocacy, and awareness. Emerging equity leaders are proving that the future health and prosperity of this country hinges on our ability to address the needs of all. The urgent work of societal transformation is in motion — and PolicyLink is committed to doing our part to nurture, expand, and advance the equity movement.

We hope you enjoy the “Our Moment” video, and encourage you to share it widely, using #ClaimTheTorch. A sample tweet is below.


Angela Glover Blackwell
President and CEO, PolicyLink

Sample tweet:Watch as @mayda1 inspires & reminds us that this is “Our Moment” for equity. Will you #ClaimTheTorch? http://www2.policylink.org/e/78532/claimthetorch/xf5md/52126059

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