From Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" to Martin Luther King jr.'s "I Have a Dream," we can often trace our nation's landmark moments through speeches.
Unilever, a consumer goods company specializing in health and well-being, recently launched Bright Future Speeches, a project designed to promote young individuals working and speaking on issues of social and global relevance. Bright Future Speeches is a campaign from Unilever's Project Sunlight, an initiative designed to promote sustainable living and consumption.
Harriet Beecher Stowe was a champion of the written word and harnessed the power of writing to galvanize readers to abolish slavery. In the same vain of these young activists, Stowe used the media of her day to draw attention to an issue of national importance.
What capacity do speeches have to promote change? What steps are necessary to move from talking or writing to conscious political or social action? Check out the video above and let us know what you think!